Dr. Ricard Ferrer is Head of the Intensive Care Department at Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, Spain. He graduated in 1992 from the University of Barcelona, Medical School and pursued his specialisation in Intensive Care from 1994 to 1998 and his PhD title in 2010 from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
Dr. Ferrer is the Head of the SODIR research group at Vall d’Hebron Institute of research and collaborates is several research networks: CIBERES, EDUSEPSIS and EGIS. He has published a number of original articles and review articles in peer reviewed journal in the field of sepsis and severe infections and has contributed to the publication of book chapters on those topics (H-index Google Scholar 2022= 46).
Regarding teaching activities, Dr. Ferrer is associated Professor at Universitat de Barcelona and Co-director of Severe Infections and sepsis Masterclass at ESICM.Ç
Prof. Ferrer holds several positions at a numerous intensive care societies: He is past-president of the Spanish Society of Intensive Care (SEMICYUC), Treasurer of European Society of Intensive Care (ESICM),
member of the Council of the World Federation of Intensive Care Societies (WFICC) and Patron of the Foundation Codigo Sepsis.