Dr. Oriol Franch Ubía

Head of Neurology at Ruber International Hospital. Head of Neurology at La Luz Hospital.

A specialist in Neurology, with over 20 years’ proven academic training and hospital experience, in permanent contact with the latest technological advances.

Professional experience
  • Head of Neurology at La Luz Hospital, Madrid, from 2016 to present.
  • Head of Neurology at Ruber International Hospital, Madrid, from 1998 to present.
  • Head of Neurology at Ruber International Hospital, Madrid, 1993-1997.
  • Specialist in the area of Neurology at 12 de Octubre Hospital, Madrid, 1990-1993. Currently on leave of absence.
  • Specialist in Neurology at Ruber International Hospital, Madrid, 1986-1993.
  • Specialist in Neurology at Ruber Clinic, Madrid, 1984-1986.
  • Seconded Specialist in Neurology at 12 de Octubre Hospital, Madrid, 1982-1989.
  • Neuropsychiatry, Getafe Clinic, Madrid, 1982.
  • Specialist in Neurology at 12 de Octubre Hospital, Madrid, 1978-1981.
  • Resident Intern at 12 de Octubre Hospital, Madrid, 1977-1978.
  • Pre-graduate Rotating Internship, Puerta de Hierro Clinic, Madrid, 1975-1976.
Membership in scientific societies
  • Madrid Neurological Association (AMN).
  • Spanish Neurological Society (SEN).
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN).
  • European Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (EUNOS).
  • European Neurological Society (ENS).
  • President of the Neuroscience Initiative Foundation (INCE).
Research and teaching
  • Presentations to National and International Conferences (31) and Presentations at Scientific Meetings (17).
  • Experience in organising R+D activities.
    • Neurology Round Table. Ruber International Hospital. Therapeutic Updates on Multiple Sclerosis. X. Montalbán and J.A. García Merino, 26th January 1995.
    • Neurology Round Table. Ruber International Hospital. Acute Cerebral Ischaemia, Anticoagulation and Fibrinolysis. L. Calandre and A. Chamorro, 8th June 1995.
    • Neurology Round Table. Ruber International Hospital. Treatment for Refractory Epilepsy. S. Arroyo and A. Gil-Nagel, 16th November 1995.
    • Neurology Round Table. Ruber International Hospital. Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. F. Tolosa and J. López Lozano, 21st March 1996.
    • Neurology Round Table. Ruber International Hospital. Genetic Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease. Clinical Application. T. Gómez Isla and R. Blesa, 8th May 1997.
    • Neurology Round Table. Ruber International Hospital. Diagnostic Methodology in Focal Epilepsies. J. Alvarez-Linera, S. Arroyo and A. Gil-Nagel, 5th November 1998.
    • Neurology Round Table. Ruber International Hospital. Cerebral Glioma: Therapeutic Advances. J. Dalmau and F. Graus, 24th February 2000.
    • First Neuro-Ophthalmological Investigation Course. Ruber International Hospital, Madrid. 23rd April 2010. Director: O. Franch.
    • International Symposium: Scientific Advances in Headaches. Ramón Areces Foundation, Madrid. 10th and 11th February 2011. Directors: O. Franch and M. Sánchez del Río.
    • Second Neuro-Ophthalmological Investigation Course. Ruber International Hospital, Madrid. 6th May 2011. Director: O. Franch.
    • Member of the Organising Committee. "European Neuro-Ophthalmology Meeting" EUNOS 2011, Barcelona, Spain.
    • Neuro-Ophthalmological Investigation Course. 63rd Annual Meeting of the Spanish Neurological Society, Barcelona. 19th November 2011. Director: O. Franch.
    • Seminar of Neurology and Occupational Medicine. Garrigues Foundation, Madrid. 29th May 2012. Directors: O. Franch and J. Sanz.
    • Third Neuro-Ophthalmological Investigation Course. Ruber International Hospital, Madrid. 6th June 2014. Director: O. Franch.
  • Author of different publications in national and international books and journals.
Languages for clinical practice
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Catalan