We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
Since it was constituted in 1968, the Paediatric Endocrinology Unit has consolidated the care, teaching and research it offers to make it one of the most prestigious centres both nationally and internationally, as shown by the significant number of articles published in major journals.
This Unit was created in 1968, in the first years of the Hospital, by Dr Enric Vicens-Calvet, and since then we have offered paediatric endocrinology as a specialty, actively participating in the constitution of the Spanish Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and the International Association for Child and Adolescent Diabetes. (IESGD). It is made up of:
The Paediatric Endocrinology Unit carries out significant research activity, and has a laboratory for research into growth pathologies and sexual differentiation disorders. We are also pioneers in the design and implementation of public health programmes aimed at the prevention of childhood and youth obesity (Children in Movement Programme), the treatment of morbid obesity in teens, and we are also a reference hospital in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital hypothyroidism.
Our Unit is also dedicated to teaching, and for more than 18 years, we have offered a master’s programme in paediatric endocrinology and nutrition, a postgraduate programme that has resulted in more than 180 qualified paediatricians receiving training in paediatric endocrinology. They are now heads of paediatric endocrinology units at the majority of level two and three hospitals with a Paediatrics Department in Catalonia, the rest of Spain and Latin America. All the Unit’s medical staff participate actively both in undergraduate and postgraduate education.
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