Dr. Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas Salgado

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- Head of the Service of General, Digestive and Hepatobiliopancreatic Surgery and Transplantation at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

- Faculty Chair of Surgery at the Universitat de Barcelona

- Professor with Tenure of Surgery and Surgical Specialties at the Universitat de Barcelona

- IDIBAPS Investigator (Institut d'investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer). Universitat de Barcelona Medical School

  • Cirugía del páncreas
  • Cirugía general y digestiva
  • Hepatología
  • Trasplantes

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- Bachelor in medicine: 1976 Universitat de Barcelona

- PhD: 1979 Universitat de Barcelona

- Specialty: General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, 1978 Universitat de Barcelona

- Fellowship: Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (Transplantation). Union Européenne de Medecins Spécialistes (UEMS), Section of Surgery. Porto, Octubre 2010


More than 30 years of experience.


· Living donor liver transplantation.

· Liver cancer: Hepatocellular carcinoma.

· Colorectal cancer: metastatic colorectal canver liver disease. Major Hepatectomies.

Success rates

· Spain's first living donor liver transplantation, 2000

· Spain’s first non-heart-beating donor transplant, 2002.

· World reference in non-heart-beating donor organ extraction. (regional normothermic perfusion)..

· More than 1900 transplants (Patient survival 99% and 75% at 1rst and 5th years)

· More than 250 highly complex liver resections.


- Author of more than 100 national and international scientific publications

- 15 book chapters

- Invited to more than 570 national and international events

- Participation in more than 320 national and international scientific meetings