Physicians from Hospital Clinic and IDIBAPS awarded with the COMB Professional Excellence Award 2015

Yesterday the Professional Excellence Awards 2015 were awarded by the Col·legi Oficial de Metges de Barcelona (COMB) to physicians in recognition to their career. In the present edition, six professionals working at Hospital Clínic and IDIBAPS have been awarded.

The award went to Drs. Jordi Blanch, from the the Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology Department; Xavier Forns, from Hepatology Department at Hospital Clínic and head of the IDIBAPS team Viral hepatitis in the immune competent host and in liver transplant patients; Eduard Gratacós, BCNatal Manager (Clinical-Hospital Sant Joan de Deu Hospital) and head of the Fetal and perinatal medicine IDIBAPS team; Josep Mensa, from the Infectious Diseases Department; Santiago Nogué, form the Toxicology Section at the Emergency Department; and Josep Riba i Ferret, from the Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Department at the Hospital Clinic.

Dr. Ramon Gomis, director of the IDIBAPS and Dr. Daniel Figuerola, president of the Rossend Carrasco i Formiguera Foundation conducted the academic session entitled "Rossend Carrasco and Formiguera: the beginning in research and treatment of diabetes in our country. "

The awards to Professional Excellence are granted annually by the COMB since 2004 in recognition of colleagues to those doctors who have excelled in their career "based on excellence, commitment, honesty, unselfishness and integrity in the field of hospital medicine, primary care, public and mental health, social care, biomedical research, medical education or medical humanities".