Dr. Pablo Clavel Laria

Director of the Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery team at the Clavel Institute, Quirónsalud Barcelona Hospital.

Dr. Clavel combines his experience in the area of spinal surgery with active research and teaching work. He has taught courses on skull base surgery at centres, including Cornell Hospital in New York. Currently, he teaches different international courses on the spine, as well as being an invited speaker at meetings with the most world-renowned experts. He has published various articles in indexed neurosurgery and spinal journals.

Professional experience

Trained at different North American universities including Emory University in Atlanta, the University of Oklahoma and the University of California in San Diego, Dr. Clavel began practising neurosurgery at Santa Creu i Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona in 1995.

Following a long experience at different hospitals in Barcelona, since 2011, Dr. Clavel has been the Head of Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery at the Clavel Institute, Quirónsalud Barcelona Hospital.

Dr. Clavel continually volunteers as a neurosurgeon in Africa; the last occasion was in June 2015 in Ethiopia, where the foundation which bears his name began a neurosurgery project to train local medical and nursing staff.

Membership in scientific societies
  • 2000 - present: Spanish Society of Neurosurgery (S.E.N.E.C.).
  • 2005 - present: Member of AOSpine.
  • 2008-2010: International Advisory Board for Trans1.
    • Committee of skull base surgery, HSP.
    • Committee of neuroendocrinology, HSP.
    • Committee of neuro-oncology, HSP.
    • Medical Committee of NEOS SURGERY SL, as a medical adviser in R+D projects.
Research and teaching
  • Participation in various books and over 26 articles published.
  • He has taught courses on skull base surgery, including at Cornell Hospital in New York.
  • He is a Medical Advisor to Neos Surgery SL, a company dedicated to the research and development of implantable medical devices for neurosurgery.
Stay in foreign centers
  • Neustadt Hospital in Hamburg, Germany. Spinal surgery. Prof. Halm.
  • Pellegrin Hospital in Bordeaux, France. Spinal surgery. Dr. Obeid.
Languages for clinical practice
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Russian
  • German
  • Italian
  • Catalan