Jaume Sastre-Garriga

MS NEED Steering Committee

Dr. Jaume Sastre-Garriga received his MD at the University of Barcelona in 1995 and trained as a neurologist at the Neurology Department, Hospital Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona from May 1997 to May 2001. From May 2001 to June 2002 he held a post of clinical research fellow at the Unitat de Neuroimmunologia Clínica (UNIC), Hospital Vall d’Hebron (Barcelona). From June 2002 to December 2004 he was a awarded a grant from the Spanish Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria (Spanish Ministry of Health) and held a post as a clinical research fellow at the MRI and Neurorehabilitation and Brain Repair units, Institute of Neurology, University College London, under the mentorship of Professor Alan Thompson.

From January 2005 to February 2007 Dr. Sastre-Garriga was in charge of the neurorehabilitation centres of the MS Foundation (FEM) in Catalonia as a Medical Director. Since March 2007 he works as a clinical neurologist at the Unitat de Neuroimmunologia Clínica (UNIC), MS Centre of Catalonia (CEM-Cat), Hospital Vall d’Hebron (Barcelona) where he now serves as deputy director to Professor Xavier Montalban. He is coauthor of 64 medline-indexed peer-reviewed papers, mostly in the field of multiple sclerosis. His main interests are magnetic resonance imaging new techniques (functional MRI and volumetry) and neurorehabilitation with a special focus on the primary progressive forms of MS.

Jaume Sastre-Garriga has received consulting fees from Novartis