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Ferran Pellisé Uriquiza

I was trained as an orthopedic surgeon at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona and obtained a PhD “cum laude” in 1994. Since 1995 I am entirely dedicated to the surgical treatment of spinal disorders with special interest in scoliosis and other spinal deformities. I am the Chief of Spine Surgery at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Head of the Spine Research Group at Vall Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR), Director of the Spine Service at Hospital Quirón Barcelona and Professor of Orthopedics with Tenure at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

Institutions of which they are part

Head of group
Spine Research Unit
Vall Hebron Institut de Recerca
Head of Section
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Children's Hospital and Woman's Hospital
Head of Section
Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital

Ferran Pellisé Uriquiza

Institutions of which they are part

Head of group
Spine Research Unit
Vall Hebron Institut de Recerca
Head of Section
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Children's Hospital and Woman's Hospital
Head of Section
Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital

I was trained as an orthopedic surgeon at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona and obtained a PhD “cum laude” in 1994. Since 1995 I am entirely dedicated to the surgical treatment of spinal disorders with special interest in scoliosis and other spinal deformities. I am the Chief of Spine Surgery at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Head of the Spine Research Group at Vall Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR), Director of the Spine Service at Hospital Quirón Barcelona and Professor of Orthopedics with Tenure at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

I have published over 180 peer-review papers, have an h-index of 39 and 6054 citations. My research work in spinal deformity has won (twice) the prestigious Hibbs award and the Whitecloud award from the Scoliosis Research Society, as well as the Best Paper Award from EuroSpine-The Spine Society of Europe, the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, BASS-British Association of Spinal Surgeons and GEER-The Spanish Spine Society. I serve on the boards of several scholarly journals and have been Deputy-Editor of the European Spine Journal between 2005 and 2015. I have served on the boards of different medical associations including the Spanish Spine Society (President), the Spine Society of Europe (President) and the Scoliosis Research Society (Director at Large and Secretary).
In 2011, I founded the European Spine Study Group (ESSG) together with other well-known researchers in the field of adult spinal deformities. Nowadays the ESSG is the main platform for the analysis and evaluation of adult spinal deformities in Europe.

Research lines

Adult Spinal Deformity

Highly prevalent pathology linked to population ageing. Since 2010, the VH Spine Research Unit is coordinating the unique European multicenter and prospective study and database for ASD called European Spine Study Group (ESSG). Database includes more than 1.000 patients treated in leading European spine units (Madrid, Bordeaux, Zurich, Ankara, Istanbul).


Main research goals are:


1) Identify predictive factors in heath related quality of life measures (SF36, SRS-22, ODI, VAS). Compare clinical and radiographic features and outcomes at baseline and follow up visits of non-operative and operative patients.


2) Assessment of peri-operative complications and risks in adult deformity surgery. Stratify or score the risk benefit ratio to produce an algorithm for surgical treatment. Limited available information in the field, results are expected to be highly relevant and necessary to establish treatment guidelines.

IP: Ferran Pellisé Uriquiza

Spinal Tumours and fractures

Multicentric international clinical and radiographic database of patients sustaining non-osteoporotic spinal fractures or spinal bone tumors.


The main research goals are:


1) Defining radiological outcomes after surgical treatment of thoracolumbar spinal fractures, specially focused on short segment posterior fixation.

2) Analysis of the decision making process on the treatment of spinal metastases. Relevance of spinal instability on the decision-making.


IP: Ferran Pellisé Uriquiza

Projects

Patología Vertebral en Pacientes con Síndrome de Marfan o de Loeys Dietz. Factores de Riesgo de Severidad y Progresión. Impacto en Calidad de Vida

IP: Susana Núñez Pereira
Collaborators: Laura Gutierrez García-Moreno, Ferran Rosés i Noguer, Ferran Pellisé Uriquiza, Manuel Ramirez Valencia, Ana García de Frutos, Anna Sabaté Rotés, Clara Badia Molins
Funding agency: Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Funding: 26015
Reference: PI22/01338
Duration: 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2025

Unitat de recerca de la columna vertebral

IP: Ferran Pellisé Uriquiza
Collaborators: Manuel Ramirez Valencia, Antònia Matamalas Adrover, Ana García de Frutos, Susana Núñez Pereira, Sleiman Haddad , Sleiman Haddad
Funding agency: Agència Gestió Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
Funding: 0.01
Reference: 2021 SGR 00473
Duration: 01/01/2022 - 30/06/2025

Estudio del dolor en pacientes con escoliosis idiopática no tratados quirúrgicamente

IP: Antònia Matamalas Adrover
Collaborators: Ferran Pellisé Uriquiza, Juan Bagó Granell
Funding agency: Sociedad española de columna vertebral – GEER
Funding: 12000
Reference: GEER/2019/MATAMALAS
Duration: 20/06/2019 - 18/12/2020

Estudio preclínico sobre la revitalización de aloinjertos óseos mediante el uso de un biovidrio nanoparticulado de fosfato cálcico embebido en fibra de ácido poliláctico. Modelo animal en rata.

IP: Ferran Pellisé Uriquiza
Collaborators: Matias Vicente Goma-Camps, Miriam Izquierdo Sans, Laia Perez Lasarte
Funding agency: Fundació Institut de Recerca HUVH
Funding: 35000
Reference: HUVH/BPFSE/2019/VICENTE
Duration: 01/06/2019 - 31/05/2020

Related news

The work improves accuracy in predicting complications at the boundary between the instrumented spine area and the area that is left free when spinal deformity corrective surgery is performed.

Entre els projectes es troben 12 investigacions on participen investigadors i investigadores de Vall d’Hebron.

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) has awarded with this prestigious recognition Dr. Pellisé's team for the study on the similarity of the adverse effects of surgeries both in elderly patients and in the general adult population.

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