Dr Torres Marti is the Medical Doctor, of the Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Allergy, Clinical Institute of Thorax, Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, University of Barcelona. He is also a Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Barcelona, Spain.
He is the Chief of the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and Coordinator of all ICU’s at the Clinic Thorax Institute of Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. He is the Director of 33 PhD programs. Dr Torres is currently participating in 8 European Union projects and has participated in 29 research projects supported by public funding’s. His previous appointments include Head of the Department of Pneumology and Respiratory Allergy of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona (2004–2010).
Professor Torres attained his degree in medicine from the University of Barcelona and his residency in Pneumology in the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona. His other specialities include: internal medicine, laboral medicine and intensive care. Professor Torres also has a Masters in Hospital Management from the University of Barcelona. He is an active member in many medical societies; and was previously Vice President of the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery and Chairman of the Respiratory Intensive Care Assembly of the European Respiratory Society. He was also nominated for the Vice-presidency of the European Respiratory Society in 2011 and 2012.
Professor Torres has received many awards for scientific achievement, the most recent being a Fellowship of the European Respiratory Society in 2014 for his contribution to research in the respiratory field.
He is Associate Editor of several journals including European Respiratory Journal, Thorax, Intensive Care Med, BMC infectious Diseases and Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He is also on the editorial board of many journals including the American Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, Chest, Critical Care Medicine and Journal of COPD. He has also authored or co-authored 420 original articles and 188 book chapters.
Managing the Challenges of MDR Gram-Negative Infections in Sub-Saharan Africa: Reviewing a Novel Treatment Option