Eduard Gratacós

Eduard Gratacós

Eduard Gratacós is the director of BCNatal (clinical center) and BCNatal-FMRC (research).

Expert and pioneer in fetal medicine and surgery, he has participated in the design and first application of several fetal surgery procedures. He has made significant scientific contributions in different fields, including fetal growth restriction and preeclamsia, fetal surgery and monochorionic twins.

He is the author of more than 600 peer-reviewed articles and several patents. Has trained over 400 doctors in fetal medicine and surgery, and directed over 40 doctoral theses.

He has coordinated 60+ and participated in 75+ international and national research projects funded by national and international research agencies.

Former Editor-in-Chief of fetal Diagnosis and Therapy and Scientific Chair of ISUOG.

Founder of Fetal I+D Barcelona, which offers international medical training in collaboration with various universities, with over 25,000 users worldwide.

Francesc Figueras

Francesc Figueras

Head of the Department of Fetal-Maternal Medicine at Hospital Clinic (Barcelona) and Full Professor of the University of Barcelona.

Master Degree in Health Methodology by the University Autonomous of Barcelona.

Postgraduate degree in Public Healt by the University of Edinburg.

Research interest in Fetal Growth Restriction and Preeclampsia: Author of ~260 articles in indexed journals (~760 Impact Factor). H-Factor 59. Author of 15 chapters in books & Editor of 6 books.

Invited speaker in more than 200 international congresses and conferences.

Director of 14 PhD Thesis Projects.

Principal Investigator of 10 public-funded competitive research projects.


Fátima Crispi

Fàtima Crispi

Fàtima Crispi senior specialist of the Fetal Cardiology Unit of BCNatal (Hospitals Clínic and Sant Joan de Déu).

Scientific coordinator of the BCNatal Fetal Medicine Research Center and associate professor at the University of Barcelona.

She is a specialist in fetal cardiology and leads the research line in Fetal Programming.

She has published more than 300 scientific articles in international journals with impact factor.

Fátima Crispi

Antoni Borrell

Senior Consultant Physician in Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Genetics at BCNatal, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

Responsible for the Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Hematology Unit of BCNatal.

Coordinator of the Commission of quality control of first trimester ultrasound of the Catalan Agency of Public Health and President of the Fetoscopy Working Group. Full Professor at the University of Barcelona


Josep Mª Martinez

Josep Mª Martínez

Josep Mª Martínez is Senior Consultant Physician in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Head of Fetal Medicine Section and Coordinator of Fetal Medicine and Fetal Therapy at BCNatal (Hospital Clínic and Sant Joan de Déu).

Josep Mª Martínez is also a Senior Consultant Physician in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

He has more than 15 years of experience and more than 1500 fetal surgery interventions.

Director of 4 doctoral theses, he has published more than 150 scientific articles in international journals with impact factor and is a regular scientific reviewer of the main international and national journals in his specialty.

Has been a lecturer at the University of Barcelona.

He has been a speaker on more than 400 occasions in courses, conferences and congresses. Doctor in Medicine, he is also Full Medical Professor at the University of Barcelona.

Olga Gómez

Olga Gómez

Since 2008, Olga Gómez is a member of the Fetal Pathology and Cardiology Units at BCNatal, a referral center in Maternal-FetalMedicine at the Hospitals Clinic and Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona, and of the Fetal Medicine Research Center (Fetal i+D), a multidisciplinary team with one of the largest scientific international productions.

She is currently the coordinator of the Fetal Cardiology unit, one of the largest reference units for the evaluation of cardiac malformations in Spain, with more than 100 major confirmed cardiac defects yearly. With a broad background in fetal medicine and particularly in advance fetal ultrasound and echocardiography, in recent years her research has focused on the functional echocardiographic evaluation of congenital heart disease. In 2014, she spent a year as a research fellow in the Pediatric Cardiologist Division at Sickkids Hospital in Toronto Canada.

Olga Gómez is also an associate Professor of Obstetrics at the University of Barcelona. She has participated as a speaker in more than 70 courses and seminars on fetal pathology and echocardiography and has been involved in different clinical research projects. As a result of her professional activity she has authored more than 65 papers published in indexed journals and she has directed two doctoral theses.

Marta López

Marta López

Consultant doctor of the Maternal and Fetal Medicine Department in Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. Doctor in Medicine from the University of Barcelona in 2015.

Associate Professor in the degree of Medicine of the University of Barcelona.

IDIBAPS researcher in the "Research in Fetal Medicine and Perinatology" team.

. Member of the Perinatal Infections Unit and the Maternal High-Risk Obstetrics Unit. Specialist in the management of maternal or TORCH infections during pregnancy and in the control of pregnant women with maternal heart disease, oncological pathology and placental pathology.

She has published scientific articles in international journals with impact factor. She has participated as a speaker in national and international courses and congresses in the field of perinatal infections and maternal pathology.

Miriam Pérez

Miriam Pérez

Postdoctoral researcher and teacher in numerous specialized courses in Fetal I + D Education and international conferences.

She is a researcher for the Maternal and Child Health and Development Network (RedSAMID) funded by the Carlos III Health Institute and focuses her research on neurodevelopment in congenital heart disease.

She is responsible for the prenatal circuit of Perinatal Palliative Cures group at the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital.