Dr. Andrés Cárdenas Vasquez

LANGUAGES: Spanish | Catalan | English


-  Consultant - Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

- Associate Professor of Medicine at Universitat de Barcelona

- Distinguished Fellow American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (FAASLD)

- Distinguished Fellow - American Gastroenterological Association (AGAF) 

- Diplomate of the  American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

  • Endoscopia digestiva
  • Gastroenterología
  • Hepatología

Select service:

- Bachelor in Medicine, 1993 Universidad CES 

- Residency in Internal Medicine, 1995-1998 Boston University Medical Center

- Research Fellow - Hepatology 1998-2000. Hospital Clínic. Universitat de Barcelona

Gastroenterology and Hepatology - 2000-2003 Harvard Medical School

Advanced Hepatology & Liver Transplantation - 2003-2004 Harvard Medical School

Therapeutic Endoscopy- 2003-2004 Harvard Medical School

-   Masters in Clinical Investigation (MMSc) - 2001-2003. Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Program in Health Sciences and Technology 

- Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology by the American Board of Internal Medicine - 2002-2004-2014

- Doctor of Medicine (PhD) - 2015, Universitat de Barcelona


- More than 25 years of experience

- Full Medical License- Spain & Massachusetts (USA)


· Gastroenterology and Hepatology

· Liver transplantation

· Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERCP) and cholangioscopy

· Advanced diagnostic (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) and interventional endoscopy

Areas of interest

· Liver cirrhosis and its complications

· Liver and biliary diseases

· Fatty liver disease

· Interventional endoscopy procedures in patients with liver and biliary disease

· Portal hypertension

· Biliary complications after liver transplantation

Success rates

- More than 2000 procedures performed per yearSuccess in >95% (last 5 years)

- Complications in less than 0.1% of cases in gastroscopy and colonoscopy. And less than 5% in ERCP & interventional endoscopy


- More than 190 papers in indexed journals, 85 book chapters

- H index of 34 and a RG score of 46

- Author and Editor of 4 Academic Books

- Invited speaker at over 135 national and international scientific meetings.

- Director and Mentor of 3 Doctoral MD Theses.

- Continuous and competitive public and private funding for national and international research projects.

- Accredited Investigator – Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi-Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Spain.

- Accredited Investigator - The Liver and Digestive Diseases Networking Biomedical Research Center CIBEREHD, Spain

- Deputy Editor- Liver Transplantation Journal