Numerary Member

Health Sciences: Dr. in Medicine

Date of admittance:  20/12/2011 

Admission Speech: Certeses i incerteses en el diagnòstic del càncer cutani: de la biologia molecular al diagnòstic no invasiu

Speech in reply: Dr. Josep Llort Brull

Dr. Josep Malvehy graduated in 1992 at the Medicine University of Barcelona in Spain and obtained his diploma in Dermatology and Venereology in 1996 and the doctoral degree of the University of Barcelona in genetics and diagnostics of skin cancer in 2006.

He is a consultant dermatologist at the Dermatology Department and director of the Melanoma Unit at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona since 2003.

He is professor of the University of Barcelona, medical department. He is the leader of the “Technology group” of the International SkinImaging Collaboration Group and consultant of theTechnical Committee of the Asociación Española contra el Cáncer. He is principal investigator and member of DIAGNOPTICS a European consortium working in new photonic technology for diagnosis.

The main field of expertise is skin tumours with main interest in diagnosis and treatment of malignant neoplasms of the skin (melanoma and non- melanoma skin cancer). He is investigator of the IDIBAPS (Institut d’Investigació August Pi i Sunyer).
Special areas of research and innovation are non-invasive techniques of skin cancer diagnosis (dermoscopy, digital follow-up, confocal Microscopy, OCT, HD-OCT, impedanciometry, spectroscopy), genetics of melanoma, skin cancer susceptibility, skin carcinogenesis, teledermatology and social networking in medicine.

He is author of more than 200 scientific publications in international journals, main editor of 3 books in diagnostics of skin cancer and author of more than 30 book chapters.

Dr.Josep Malvehy is or has been the main investigator of competitive research projects and principal investigator of several medical trials in diagnostics and treatment of skin cancer.
Dr.Josep Malvehy has been the chairperson of more than 10 international courses and conferences including 7 World Melanoma Congresses and professor in skin cancer courses (more than 250 lectures since 1998).
He is since 2003 professor of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and since 2004 professor of the American Academy od Dermatology.

He has been lecturer in international conferences (more than 140) and national conferences (more than 110).
He is elected member of the Royal Academy of Doctors (RAD) and board member of the World Melanoma Society, European Association of Dermato Oncology (EADO), International Dermoscopy Society (IDS), International Group of Confocal Microscopy (IGCM) and the International Teledermatology Society (ITS); Member of International and National Scientific Societies (Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV), European Organisation of Research and Treatment of cancer (EORTC), GenoMel, Ibero Latin Colledge of Dermatology (CILAD), Grupo Español de Melanoma (GEM)).