Òscar Miró was born in 1965 and has been working at the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain, first as a resident in internal medicine (1991–1995) and thereafter as an emergency medicine physician. This hospital, which is one of the four tertiary care teaching hospitals in Barcelona, has an assigned population of about 500 000 inhabitants and an annual ED census of more than 125 000 visits. He achieved his Ph.D. degree in 1999 and completed an M.S. degree in hospital administration in 2002. Since 1995, he has also been highly interested in research and has published nearly 200 scientific articles to date. His research has mainly been focused on two fields: mitochondrial disturbances and strategies to study and face ED overcrowding. Very recently, he has founded the research group Processes and Diseases in Emergency Medicine which has been recognised by the Catalonian Authorities as a consolidated research group. Moreover, he is currently the Vice President of the Catalonian Emergency Medicine Society and has been the Editor-in-Chief of EMERGENCIAS, the Spanish Scientific Journal on Emergency Medicine, since 2007. He is also a Member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Emergency Medicine. He has spent visiting physician stages in the Emergency Departments of hospitals in Dublin, London, and Toronto.
Biography Updated on 14 December 2009