Dr Maria Pellisé, MD, PhD, Specialist in Gastroenterology, clinical coordinator of the Population Screening Programme and coordinator of the colorectal cancer MDT at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. She is especially devoted to colorectal cancer screening, diagnosis and surveillance and runs a high-risk colorectal cancer clinic. She carried out her PhD program at the University of Barcelona focused on GI cancer staging with endoscopic ultrasound-dine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). She completed her training with a stage at Westmead Hospital, Sydney University, Australia where she learned complex polypectomy.
She is a national and international leader in advanced imaging and therapeutic endoscopy for colorectal high-risk patients. She has been editor of Endoscopy Journal from 2015-2021. She is currently associate professor at the Universitat de Barcelona where she is the director of the postgraduate master in advance endoscopy, investigator at IDIBAPS, Chair of the Equity and Diversity WG at the European Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and is author of more than 144 research papers with an h-index=36 SCOPUS.