MD & Phd in Medicine from the University of Barcelona, specialist in Neurology from the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona.
Head of the Headache & Craniofacial Pain Unit at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital and the Quirón Hospital in Barcelona.
Director of the Headache and Neurological Pain Research Group at VHIR (Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research ).
Coordinator of the Headache Study Group of the Spanish Neurological Society (GECSEN)
Belongs to the (IHS) (International Headache Society), the (AHS)(American Headache Society), the International Headache Genetics Consortium (IHGC) and the Headache Study Group of the Spanish Neurological Society (SEN) and Catalan Neurological Society (SCN).
Specialized in the field of headache in the United States and in London in the clinic and laboratories of Professor Silberstein (Thomas Jefferson University) and Professor Goadsby (University of California at San Francisco and University College London), with the help of the Scholarships of “la Caixa Foundation”, , AHS (American Headache Society), EFNS (European Federation Neurological Societies), Rio Hortega, GECSEN (Headache Study Group of the Spanish Neurological Society).
To develop research projects at VHIR, she has received grants from the Migraine Research Foundation, FIS (Fondo de Investigaciones Sanitarias), the Marató TV3 Foundation , Mutual Médica, Catalan Neurological Society, and the MICINN (Ministry Science and Innovation)
She has received scientific awards prizes. She has published original papers in journals with impact factor, review papers, book chapters, and and is the author of a book.
She is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and grants.
She has directed PhD students and is a PhD student professor, and teaches residents, medical students and other neurologists and doctors.
Other than the investigator initiated research projects that she has lead, she has been the principal investigator of multiple clinical trials.
Her personal leit motiv is to better understand the brain and headache disorders, improve the quality of life of headache sufferers and socially educate professionals, patients and society on how the brain works and interacts with the environment. In order to do this she has promoted and developes a patient/clinician web site (www.midolordecabeza.org) which currently has more than 3,500 registered users and 25,000 facebook followers.