Dr. Castells got his degree in Medicine at the University Autonomous of Barcelona, and his Ph. D. in Medicine at the University of Barcelona. He also got a Board Certified in Gastroenterology. He did a postdoctoral stay at the Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston. At present, he is Chair of the Gastroenterology Department at the Hospital Clínic-University of Barcelona, Coordinator of the Colorectal Cancer Unit at the Hospital Clínic, Director of the High-Risk Colorectal Cancer Clinic at the Hospital Clínic, and researcher of the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) and Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas (CIBERehd). He is co-leading investigator of the Epicolon project, a multicenter, nation-wide study aimed at characterizing hereditary and familial colorectal cancer forms in Spain (JAMA 2005; 293:1986; Clin Cancer Res 2005; 11:7304). His main areas of interest are colorectal cancer treatment and prevention (Gastroenterology 2001; 120:1084; Lancet 2002; 359:2224; Gastroenterology 2009; 137:404), and molecular biology (Gastroenterology 2002; 122:1122; Clin Cancer Res 2004; 10:4444) and genetics (Gastroenterology 1999; 117: 831; Cancer Res 2000; 60:2836; Genomics 2005; 85:338) of gastrointestinal neoplasms.
Biography Updated on 13 January 2011