Log In

Jordi Desola Edit Profile


Jordi Desola, Spanish physician. Diplomate in public health, tropical medicine, geriatrics, hyperbaric medicine, professional diving and compressed air work; specialty in internal medicine, sports medicine.


Desola, Jordi was born on April 14, 1947 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Son of Francesc and Emilia (Ala) Desola.


Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, University Barcelona, Spain, 1972. Diploma on Health, Health Department, School Public Health, Barcelona, 1976. Diploma hyperbaric medicine, University Aix-Marseille, France, 1982.

Diploma on Medicine of Professional Diving, University Rene Descartes, Paris, 1984. Specialty Sports Medicine, University Montpellier, France, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine and Surgery cum laude, Autonomous University Barcelona, 1987.


Attendant Hospital Infectious Diseases, Barcelona, 1973—1978. Senior physician Health Center, National Social Security Service, since 1978. Head CRIS Medical Department, since 1978.

Chairman hyperbaric therapy unit Red-Cross Hospital, since 1978. Creator, foundator Hospital Department Medicine CRIS, Hyperbaric Therapy Unit, since 1978, Spanish Coordinator Committee Hyperbaric Medical Center, 1986. Co-fundator European Committee hyperbaric Medicine, 1990, International First Aid Organization, 1989.

Director courses on first aid for physicians, since 1980, courses on first aid for sports instructors, 1980. Foreign correspondent Cuban Academy Hyperbaric Medicine, 1991. Science advisor Medical & Surgical Research Institute, La Habana, Cuba, 1994.

Medical delegate Spain, European Diving Technology Committee, since 1988. Invited speaker, lecturer, France, Russia, Cuba, Argentina, United Kingdom, Spain. Main speaker, ponent, lecturer international meetings and congress, since 1981, Spanish meetings and congress, since 1981.

President Foundation for the International Congress on Hyperbaric Medicine, since 2003.


  • Diplomate in public health, tropical medicine, geriatrics, hyperbaric medicine, professional diving and compressed air work. Specialty in internal medicine, sports medicine.


Member European Undersea and biomedical Society (chairman science committee 1983), Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (vice president 1996-1997), European Committee Hyperbaric Medicine (representative Spain), Catalan Society Aerospace, Underwater and Environmental Medicine (president since 1991), Academy Medical Sciences Catalonia and Balearic Islands, Catalan Society Internal Medicine, Spanish Society Internal Medicine, Catalan Society Infectious Diseases, Catalan Society Surgery, Spanish Society Aerospace Medicine, European Underwater and Baromed. Society, French Society Medicina Hyperbarica e Subaquea, Cuban Society Hyperbaric and Underwater Medicine (honorary), Center de Recuperacio i d'Investigacions Submarines, Foundation International Congress on Hyperbaric Medical (president since 2003).


  • Other Interests

    Scuba diving instructor, skiing, piano playing, photography, private pilot.


Francesc Desola

Emilia (Ala) Desola