Jordi Rello, MD, PhD

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

Jordi Rello is Professor of Medicine at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain and Director of the Clinical Research & Innovation in Pneumonia and Sepsis (CRIPS) Group at Vall d'Hebron Research Institute. 

He earned his Doctor of Medicine with Honors and his PhD on Infectious Diseases at the University of Barcelona, Spain, followed by a residence and fellowship in Critical Care at the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain. He has above 25 years of experience in critical care spending 17 years in direction of Critical Care Departments in University Hospitals. He directed 15 doctoral thesis. Prof. Rello has around 450 indexed manuscripts, with an H index of 74 (62 from 2008). Indeed, in February 2013, his score was estimated to be number 4 in the world ranking of most referenced authors in critical care.

His areas of research include studies on prevention and control of hospital-acquired infections, epidemiology of ventilator-associated pneumonia or severe community-acquired pneumonia, and treatment of sepsis and infections in critically ill patients.  He was active in developing many international educational strategies, such as the APEX project or the Academy of Infection Management. He served in several positions in the ESICM, leading the working Group on infections. He funded and leaded the European Study Group of Critically ill Patient in the ESCMID.