Dr Joan Bigorra is a graduate and Ph.D. in Medicine by the UAB; graduate in Law by the UNED; Specialist in Clinical Pharmacology (Resident Intern, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona); Diploma in Medical Statistics (UAB) and in Health Economics (University of Tromso, Norway). Master on Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Law of the European Union (UNED). PDD by IESE and Executive Education in General Management, Marketing and Finance by Harvard Business School (Boston, EEUU).
Director of Innovation at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona from January 2009; prior to that Dr Bigorra was the Managing Director of the Fundació Clínic for Biomedical Research from 2006 to 2008, General Manager of Novartis Pharma Spain and Medical Director and Head of R&D of Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim and Sandoz Pharma. He has authored more than sixty publications and book chapters on innovation, research of health results and magagement of R+D+i.
He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Scientific Director of the Master on Leadership & Management of Science and Innovation (University of Barcelona, Autonomous University of Barcelona and University Pompeu Fabra), IDEC.