Dr. Josep Brugada

Head of the Arrhythmia Section
Clinical area

A leading expert in cardiac arrhythmia and sports cardiology, Dr. Brugada Terradellas has over 20 years’ experience as a Medical Director of Cardiology. He has written many national and international scientific publications and his contributions to the research field include profiling a syndrome that causes sudden death (Brugada Syndrome). Furthermore, Dr. Brugada has been awarded for his professional excellence on many occasions and is a member of the main medical societies of his speciality.

Dr. Josep Brugada

Centros de los Médicos

Professional experience
  • Head of the Arrhythmia Unit, El Pilar Clinic and Teknon Medical Centre.
  • Medical Director of Barcelona Hospital Clinic.
  • Head of the Arrhythmia Section at Sant Joan de Déu Paediatric Hospital.
  • Head of the Arrhythmia Unit at St. Jordi Cardiovascular Institute.
  • Doctor of Medicine and Surgery with Cum Laude qualification from the University of Barcelona.
Membership in scientific societies
  • President of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) between 2006 and 2008.
  • Member of the Executive Committee, European Society of Cardiology, 2008-2009.
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE), 1998-2002.
Research and teaching
  • Professor of the Department of Medicine at the University of Barcelona (2009-present).
  • Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Barcelona (1997-2008).
  • Professor of Psychology at the University of Limburg, Netherlands (1990-1991).

486 publications in journals with an impact factor, total impact factor: 1,824; citations: 20,903; H-index: 68.

  • Right Bundle Branch Block, persistent ST segment elevation in V1-V3 and sudden death. A new clinical syndrome. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 1992, over 3,000 citations in literature.
  • Genetic basis and molecular mechanisms for idiopathic ventricular fibrillation. NATURE 1998, over 1,500 citations in literature.
Stay in foreign centers
  • Bordeaux Hospital, France, 1999-2000.
  • Limburg University Hospital, Maastricht, Netherlands, 1987-1991.
  • Saint Eloi University Hospital, Montpelier, France, 1983-1987.
Languages for clinical practice
  • Catalan
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Italian