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Francisco Vilardell

educator , Gastroenterologist

Francisco VILARDELL, Spanish physician. Medal, Barcelona Academy; Medal, Spanish Society.

Background

Vilardell, Francisco was born on April 1, 1926 in Barcelona, Spain. Son of Jacinto Vilardell and Mercedes Viñas.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Barcelona, 1949. Doctor of Science, University Barcelona, 1961. Doctor of Science in Medicine, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1962.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Toulouse, France, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Zaragoza, Spain, 1990.

Career

Resident medicine Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, 1949-1952. Fellow gastroenterology Hospital de la Santa Cruz & San Pablo, 1952-1955, chief gastroenterology service, since 1963. Fellow gastroenterology Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, 1959-1962.

Professor, director Postgraduate School Gastroenterology University Barcelona, since 1970. Honorary professor University Valparaiso, Chile, 1996. President European Association Study Liver, 1975-1976, Council International Organizations Medical Sciences committees, 1987-1991.

Secretary-general World Organization Gastroenterology, 1974-1982, president, 1982-1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor of six books, 170 papers in medical journals.

Membership

Assistant director general medical education Spanish Ministry Health, 1978-1980, director general health planning, 1980-1982, member medical research council, 1982-1991. Fellow American College of Physicians, Royal College Physicians, Royal College Physicians Edinburgh, American College Gastroenterology. Member Catalan Society Bioethics (president 1994-1996).

Honorary member French Gastroenterology Society, British Gastroenterology Society, German Gastroenterology Society, Japanese Gastroenterology Society, Spanish Gastroenterology Society, Polish Gastroenterology Society, Hungarian Gastroenterology Society, Portuguese Gastroenterology Society, Argentinian Gastroenterology Society, Colombian Gastroenterology Society, National Health Council.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, philology, medical history.

Connections

Married Leonor March. Children: Mercedes, Carmen, Xavier.

father:
Jacinto Vilardell

mother:
Mercedes Viñas

spouse:
Leonor March

child:
Mercedes Vilardell

child:
Carmen Vilardell

child:
Xavier Vilardell