Jaume Almirall received his M.D. degree from the University of Barcelona, Spain, in 1982. Then, he firstly served as a Resident in internal medicine at the Hospital Clinic and, then, as a Fellow in renal medicine at the same hospital, being a Nephrology Specialist in 1989. Following this training as a fellow in renal medicine at the University of Barcelona, he had the opportunity to get a grant from the Hospital Clinic and the possibility to work in the Renal Transplant Unit. During this period, he developed his research in relation with the diagnosis of graft rejection. His doctoral thesis, which was obtained in 1990, was based on the diagnosis of graft rejection by aspiration cytology and the application of immunocytochemical techniques. Since 1992, he has been working at the Nephrology Service, Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain. Since 2003, he has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine, UAB, Catalonia, Spain, and a Nephrology Consultant since 2006. Dr. Almirall has published more than 100 peer-review articles, in particular, clinical research papers. His current research interest areas include bone mineral disorders related to renal failure (phosphate binders, vitamin D, and hyperparathyroidism) and refractory arterial hypertension and cardiovascular risk.
Biography Updated on 13 December 2012