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Maria J. Ribal MD PhD
Maria J. Ribal received her medical degree in 1994, followed by her PhD in 2002, both at the University of Barcelona. After 5 years residency in urology at the University Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, she became a member of the Spanish Board of Urology in 1999.
She did a research Fellowship with an Investigation Grant at the Hospital Clinic in 2000-2001. She attended as Visiting Clinician at Mayo Clinic in Rochester (USA) in 2002. Fellow in Laparoscopic Surgery at the University College London Hospital (UCLH) from June till December 2006.
She has been member at the Oncology Unit of the Department of Urology at Fundacio Puigvert (2002-2005). Since February 2005, she is member of the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. Currently, she is Associated Professor of Surgery at the University of Barcelona. From December 2011 she is the Head of the Multidisciplinary Unit of Uro- Oncology at Hospital Clinic.
Her main interests include urologic oncology, major oncologic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and transplantation and genetic research of urological tumors.
She is the author of 53 national and 22 international publications, 10 book chapters, and 195 invited lectures at conferences and courses.
She is an active member of European Association of Urology: Member of the Muscle Invasive and Metastatic Bladder Cancer Guidelines Group of the European Association of Urology (EAU) since 2006, Member of the ESUT Working group from European Association of Urology since 2010. Board member of the EUSP Office of the European Association of Urology since April 2012.
In 2009, during the EAU Annual Meeting held in Stockholm, she has received the Crystal Matula award.