Dr. Ramón Cugat

Co-Director of Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma Medicine at Quirónsalud Barcelona Hospital

Dr. Cugat is an internationally-renowned expert in Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma Medicine and specialises in the world of sports. He is an expert in knee injuries and pioneered arthroscopic operations in Spain.​ He was a member of the team of orthopaedic surgeons during the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. In 2000, he began using Growth Factors as part of his treatments​ and since 2013 he has specialised in using stem cells to repair anterior cruciate ligament and cartilage injuries. Throughout his professional career, he has been linked to the football world, treating thousands of players in all categories. Some of the most famous footballers whom he has treated include: Pep Guardiola, Xavi Hernández, Samuel Eto'o, Mikel Arteta, Cesc Fàbregas, Andrés Iniesta, Carles Puyol, David Silva, David Villa o Fernando Torres.

Professional experience
  • Founder of the Arthroscopy G.C. Centre at Quirónsalud Barcelona Hospital (2007-present).
  • Director of Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma Medicine at Quirónsalud Barcelona Hospital (present).
  • Assistant Doctor in Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma Medicine at Hospital del Mar, Barcelona and Director of the Arthroscopic Surgery Unit at Hospital del Mar, Barcelona (1992-2004).
  • Trauma Medicine Doctor at Barcelona Olympic Games (1992).
  • Trauma Medicine Doctor of the Barcelona Dragons American Football team (1991).
Membership in scientific societies
  • Member of the ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES OF CATALONIA AND THE BALEARIC ISLANDS.
  • Member of the EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF FOOTBALL DOCTORS.
  • Member of the INTERNATIONAL ARTHROSCOPY ASSOCIATION before its dissolution in 1995. He was a Member of the Board of Directors between 1983 and 1993.
  • Founding Partner of the SPANISH ARTHROSCOPY ASSOCIATION, of which he was the Secretary between 1982 and 1991, Vice-President between 1991 and 1993 and President between 1994 and 1995. He is currently responsible for international relations at the Association.
  • Member of the SPANISH KNEE ASSOCIATION.
  • Member of the SPANISH ASSOCIATION FOR SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY.
  • Member of the EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF SPORTS, KNEE SURGERY AND ARTHROSCOPY (ESSKA).
  • Member of the SPANISH ASSOCIATION FOR ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY AND TRAUMA MEDICINE.
  • Member of the SPANISH FEDERATION OF SPORTS MEDICINE (FEMEDE).
  • Member of the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE KNEE before its dissolution in 1995.
  • Member of the GERMAN-SPEAKING ARTHROSCOPY STUDY GROUP.
  • Member of the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ARTHROSCOPY, KNEE SURGERY AND ORTHOPAEDIC SPORTS MEDICINE since its foundation in 1995. He was a member of the Board of Directors between 2003 and 2005, the Education Committee between 1995, the year of its foundation, until 2007, the Publications Committee between 2005 and 2007, and he is currently the Chairman of the Communications Committee.
  • International Member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • International Member of the LATIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ARTHROSCOPY, KNEE SURGERY AND SPORTS TRAUMA MEDICINE since 2004.
  • Honorary Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
  • Honorary Member of the ASSOCIATION OF ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY OF GEORGIA.
  • Honorary Member of the Arthroscopy Association of Chile.
  • Honorary Member of the INDIAN ARTHROSCOPY SOCIETY.
  • Founding Trustee of the García Cugat Foundation for Research and Biomedicine.
Research and teaching
  • 200 publications.
  • Member of the Editorial Committee of the following publications:
    • Orthopaedics International
    • Journal of the ESSKA
    • Journal of Sports Traumatology
    • Cuadernos de Artroscopia
  • Prevention of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injuries in soccer players. Part 1: Mechanisms of injury and underlying risk factors.
  • Infiltration of plasma rich in growth factors for osteoarthritis of the knee short-term effects on function and quality of life
  • He teaches regularly at the University of Barcelona, the Blanquerna School at Ramon Llull University, the Gimbernat School and the International University of Catalonia.
  • Member of the international teaching team of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) (present).
  • Co-Director of the Professorship of Regenerative Medicine and Surgery created by the García Cugat Foundation (2013-present).
  • Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the CEU Cardinal Herrera University in Valencia (2013).
  • Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona (1993-2003).
  • He has taught national and international courses on arthroscopic surgery. He collaborates as a professor on training courses in countries such as India, China, Georgia, Latvia, Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Turkey.
Stay in foreign centers
  • 1980 - Sports Medicine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University in Boston (USA).
  • He has worked at hospitals in Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Languages for clinical practice
  • Spanish
  • Catalan
  • English