Musicians In Residence

Musicians In Residence

We evaluated the musicians’ aptitudes in various areas, from professional skills to the psychological ability to adapt to complex situations like those often encountered in healthcare facilities. They are all excellent artists, musicians and communicators. From a psychological perspective, we also sought people who were empathetic, sensitive and capable of interacting with patients and their family members in ways other than through music.

Los 46 Músicos Internos Residentes contratados para la realización del estudio clínico se han seleccionado a través de 6 audiciones a lo largo de 3 años. Tras convocatoria abierta en la que se presentaron más de 500 músicos, se preseleccionaron por valor curricular a 128 artistas que pasaron por audiciones valoradas por un comité asesor compuestos por profesionales de la música, la medicina y la psicología. La calidad artística, la empatía, la formación del sonido, así como las capacidades para adaptarse a los cambios, fueron elementos a valorar por el jurado.



A self-taught artist, Josefa started out young, singing with different Latin, flamenco and jazz groups. She composed her first songs in 2007 and went further down that road in 2008 with the band Almaderia. She was involved with Ofir, a Sephardic music band, until 2012, touring the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe with them. In 2014 Josefa released her first solo album, “Espiral”, and performed in several foreign countries. She has collaborated with Julio Castejón (Asfalto), Miguel Campello and musicians like El Bicho, David de María (with whom she toured all of Spain in 2016 as a backup singer) and Tomasito (recording with him for TVE), among others. “La Jose” has performed at major festivals such as Suma Flamenca and Fringe, and after studying under several masters she is now a vocal teacher and voice therapist.



After regularly attending jazz courses offered by the Juilliard School of Music, Juan enrolled at Musikene – Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco to study jazz piano and began receiving classes from Iñaki Salvador, Bob Sands, Guillermo McGuill, Alejandro Mingot and others. In 2012 he founded the SB3 Trio and recorded his first album with them, “Lluvia de Mayo”, which the critics of DistritoJazz picked as one of the top five albums in the country, and which also won the BBK Award for Best Jazz Album of the Year in the Basque Country. He regularly performs at important jazz clubs and festivals (Vitoria-Gasteiz Jazz Festival, San Sebastián International Jazz Festival, Vitoria, Madrid, Café Mercedes Jazz Club).



Marina studied piano, harmony and music theory at the Escuela de Música Creativa and received classical voice lessons from soprano Idoris Duarte. She participated in national projects like the Mallorca Jazz Festival and has been a special guest of Pepe Rivero (on “Pepe Rivero and Friends”), Pavel Urquiza, Jayme Marques and other noted artists. On the international stage, she has also performed at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in South Africa and the Fjordjazz Festival in Norway, where she sang some of her own songs with Hans Mathisen and his big band. Marina Lledó’s artistic efforts have earned her distinctions such as Best Album in the World Music category at the German Records Critics’ Awards.



Guillermo studied classical guitar at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid and electric jazz guitar at the Escuela de Música Creativa de Madrid. His first artistic experiences were with Sonámbulos, the Quatre Vingts guitar quartet and Grupo Bumerang, with whom he did three national tours focused on flamenco guitar and electric guitar. He was an associate professor of classical guitar at the Academia de Música y Danza (Conservatorio Profesional) Antonio Soler de Jaén before becoming an associate professor of guitar at the Centro Profesional de Música Soto Mesa. Guillermo is currently working on his latest album with the Barrio Negro band.



Born in Madrid, Marta earned a professional music degree from the Conservatorio Profesional de Música Amaniel de Madrid and another in jazz and improvisation from the Escuela de Música Creativa de Madrid, learning from professors like Patxi Pascual and Bob Sands. In 2014 she began taking flamenco classes (at the Uflamenco school) from Pedro Ojesto, Juan Parilla and other instructors. With Parilla’s flamenco company, Flamenquillos, she has played at Suma Flamenca, Flamenco on Fire and Teatro Circo Price during Inverfest. Marta has won several competitions, including the singer-songwriter contests of Cáceres and Granada, Jóvenes Creadores organised by the Region of Madrid, and the Pasión Rock contest. She also has a degree in music education from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.



After finishing his studies at the Flamenco Song Festival of Las Minas de la Unión and Fundación Cristina Heeren in Seville, Paco moved to Madrid to train under the master Enrique Vargas. Today Paco Soto is considered one of Spain’s most promising guitarists. In the course of his career, he has collaborated with many of the greatest flamenco (Rafita de Madrid, Enrique el Piculabe, Ismael de la Rosa, Sonia Olla, María Mezcle…) and jazz artists (Eva Cortés, Julio Botti, Inoidel González, Georvis Pico…) and has toured in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa. Paco has worked with institutions such as Ciudad de la Luz, Instituto Cervantes in New York, and Columbia University, where he participated in and organised courses on Federico García Lorca’s relationship with flamenco.



Paula studied music at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía (2010–2014), the Hochschule für Musik “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig (2014–2015) and the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin (2015–2017). She has received numerous awards for her work as a soloist and a chamber musician. Her interest in orchestral music has led her to play with Orquesta Nacional de España, Orquesta de Cadaqués, Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Orquesta de Radio Televisión Española, Hamburger Camerata, Jeune Orchestre Atlantique (JOA), Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE), Wiener Jeunesse Orchester (WJO), European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (GMJO) and Junge Philharmonie Berlin, among other ensembles.



Elisa earned her advanced music degree with a specialty in cello in 2016, the same year she completed a degree in advanced musical performance at Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio, having studied under the educator and cellist María Casado and the soloist Asier Polo. She has done remarkable educational research work applied to the cello with psychologist and pianist Francisco Escoda and has a keen interest in the social facet of music, which inspired her to become a cello teacher with the social music project DaLaNota. Elisa has played at numerous venues in the Spanish capital and recently participated in the adaptation of Ibsen’s story “Peer Gynt” set to music by Edvard Grieg. She is also a member of Photograph, a group that plays modern music (jazz, funk, etc.) in different clubs and halls across Madrid.



Gabriel is currently a guitar student at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, although he previously studied psychology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid for one year. In terms of his professional experience, highlights include his collaborations with the Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Madrid and with the Big Band from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, with which he has played concerts at the Museo Reina Sofía and Sala Clamores in Madrid. Gabriel’s interest in education also led him to teach guitar and music theory in several summer courses.



With a BMus from Finland’s Jean Sibelius Academy, Aapo is currently working towards a master’s in performance from the same school and attending the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid as an Erasmus student. He has given numerous concerts at the Jean Sibelius Academy, Turku Conservatory, Rauma Museum and other venues in Finland. He has also taught guitar and chamber music in summer courses for the Laitila Music Institute. Aapo’s commendable dedication to social outreach has led him to give live performances with the Finnish civil service and organise recreational activities for patients with mental illnesses.



Born in Infantes, Ciudad Real, Miguel studied with Justo Sanz at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. In the capital, he discovered the world of jazz and enrolled at the Escuela de Música Creativa, where he rounded out his classical training with classes in improvisation, modern harmony and composition-arrangements. After graduating, he won a scholarship from Fundación Conexus to pursue a graduate degree at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. As a classical musician and performer, Miguel has appeared as a soloist on several occasions and has played with various orchestras and chamber groups, among them Quinteto Enara. As a jazz musician and performer, he is a founding member of the groups Half Past Clars, Guitarinet Jazz Duo, Worldquestra and Improvisus Ensemble.



A Uruguayan with a BMus in guitar from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, Alberto studied under José Luis Rodrigo. His remarkable versatility allows him to play a wide variety of styles, most notably jazz, classical and tango. Alberto is currently involved with various groups, including the Guitarnet duo, and regularly performs at Bar Docamar. He has played major venues such as Teatro Solís, Sala Clamores, Café Central, Sala Vaz Ferreira and Auditorio Mario Benedetti.



Carla earned an intermediate music degree with a specialty in flute from the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Segovia. She later attended the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, where she completed an advanced degree in flute while also pursuing a double BA in Early Childhood and Primary Education with a special mention in Music from the Universidad de Valladolid. She took courses in flamenco for melodic instruments taught by flautist Juan Parrilla and has played with groups such as the Ensamble de Música Contemporánea de Segovia, Banda Municipal de Madrid and Banda Sinfónica del RCSMM. Carla gives private lessons in flute and music theory. She is familiar with different music therapy methods and has even had GIM (Guided Music and Imagery) sessions as a patient.



Raquel graduated from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid in 2013 and was given two JONDE-Fundación BBVA scholarships to receive master classes in Germany. Trained in the field of education, she also completed her professional music degree with an honorary prize in violin. Raquel has played with the Orquesta Nacional de España, Orquestra Simfónica de les Illes Balears, International Youth Orchestra, Joven Orquesta Nacional de España and Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, where she was first violin. She also participates in A Kiss for All the World, an outreach initiative that brings live music to disadvantaged locations across the globe.



Erin has a BMus in flute performance and pedagogy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MMus in contemporary performance (production concentration) from the Berklee College of Music, Valencia. She is a bilingual vocalist, multi-genre flautist and music educator. Erin gives bilingual classes in music theory, musicology and ethno-musicology, performance and other areas. She is currently a tutor and native workshop instructor at Escuela de Blues de Madrid, specialised in teaching African American music. She is also the author of a course called “English for Singers through Black Music Interpretation”.



Yoel has a master’s in jazz guitar from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and advanced music degree with a specialty in jazz from Musikene (San Sebastián). He taught guitar to intermediate students at the Escuela Música Creativa and worked as a substitute teacher for city schools. Yoel taught instrument and ensemble at the NyasJazz seminar in Alicante and has worked with musicians such as Bobby Martínez, Juanma Borroso, Xan Campos and Stephan Frans, among others. He has played at numerous festivals and clubs, including Donostia Jazzaldia, Amsterdam Jazz Festival, 1906 and Rotterdam Jazzdag. He recorded the Larchey Zore album with Charley Rose and appeared on Xan Campos’s ESD. He is currently a member of the band Les Bohemes.



Arantxa’s higher education began at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Alcalá de Henares, where she took the professional music degree course with a specialty in clarinet. She also has a BA in Journalism from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos I and is currently working towards an advanced music degree, specialising in clarinet performance, at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. She teaches music and movement at Escuela Solmusic and clarinet and music theory at the music school of the Banda Sinfónica Complutense de Alcalá de Henares. She is also bandmaster of the Banda de la Unión Musical “El Maestro”. Arantxa was a member of the Orquesta de la Universidad de Alcalá, playing in its various chamber groups, and was second clarinet in the Orquesta Filarmonía. She performed O. Navarro’s 2nd Clarinet Concerto as a soloist with the Banda Sinfónica Complutense.



Andrés has a professional music degree, with a specialty in clarinet, from the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Alcalá de Henares, and an advanced music degree, also specialising in clarinet, from Musikene – Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco. He has received classes from instructors of the stature of Martin Fröst and Jean-Louis Sajot, among others. He is currently solo clarinettist with the Banda Sinfónica Complutense de Alcalá de Henares. Andrés was also first clarinet on the Queen Rock Symphonic tour with the One World Symphonic Orchestra. He teaches clarinet and saxophone at the Escuela Municipal de Valdeluz and has played with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, Orquesta Iuventas of Madrid, and Banda Victoria de Los Ángeles, among other ensembles.



David teaches music at several academies in the region of Madrid and plays flamenco guitar with different groups, giving performance in Belgium and Switzerland.



Virginia is a flamenco singer with 10 years’ experience who has been involved in various projects with dance schools and associations as well as her own individual initiatives.



Juan began attending the Escuela de Música y Danza de San Fernando de Henares when he was just nine years old. He completed his music education, specialising in guitar performance, under masters like Enrique Vargas and José Manuel Montoya at the Conservatorio Flamenco Casa Patas. He also learned modern harmony with Adrián Alvarado and flamenco dance accompaniment at Escuela Marta de la Vega in Madrid. In addition to playing at Fundación Conservatorio on many occasions, Juan gives flamenco guitar classes at several schools, including Conservatorio Casa Patas, and is involved with Colectivo Estímulo and Flamenco Jazz Project, a company with which he has travelled to Germany and Brussels. He is currently a guitar instructor at Mónica Tello, a creative space and school in Madrid, and belongs to the Tablao Flamenco Torero.



Irene has an advanced degree from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón. She studied violin teaching for four years and received classes in violin performance from Isabel Vilá, Rolando Prusak, Yuri Nasuskin and other masters, as well as classes in chamber music and string quartet with Cuarteto Quiroga. She is a founding member of Dúo Asiduo. Irene plays with the Orquesta Clásica Europea, Orquesta Sinfónica Goya, Barbieri Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta en el Tejado, Film Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia (Fundación Excelentia). She has taught violin, piano, introduction to music and music theory at Academia Miralbueno, a music school in Zaragoza. She currently teaches violin and group classes at Escuela de Música Cedam in Madrid and is a violin instructor and founding member of the social music DaLaNota.



Isabel has an advanced music degree in flute performance from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid and an intermediate degree in flute performance from the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Alcázar de San Juan. She has experience as a flute teacher at MUSHI and a flautist with the Sinfónica JMJ and other orchestras.



A singer-songwriter from Granada, Paula came to Madrid from Ireland, where she spent five years pursuing a music career. While there, she recorded and released her first album, Love and Hate, working with Bill Shanley (Ray Davies), guitarist and producer of her recording debut, and other musicians like Liam Bradley (Van Morrison), Binzer Brennan (The Frames) and Australian guitarist Stephen Housden. The album was a hit with critics and listeners alike, giving Paula the chance to play various festivals in Ireland and Spain and even a major international event like Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Canada.



David graduated from the Conservatorio Superior de Madrid, where he studied piano and education, and later went on to earn a degree in jazz piano at Codarts Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He trained with jazz musicians of the calibre of Kris Goessens and Barry Harris. David won the Hazen Intercentros (2003) and Hazen Comunidad de Madrid (2004) competitions and the Leiden Jazz Award (2011). In the field of classical music, he made a recording of 15 Two-Part Inventions by J. S. Bach (Enclave Creativa). His jazz production ranges from the cutting-edge sound of MONODRAMA (Modern Post Mortem) and SANCHEMA (with guitarist Chema Sáiz) to the hip-hop/jazz fusion of The Breitners (La Vida Sostenible). David also helped with the arrangements and compositions for Miryam Latrece’s album Una necesidad. He regularly plays with national jazz figures like Moisés Sánchez, Jorge Pardo and Noa Lur.



A composer and pianist from Galicia, Miguel completed his advanced degree in composition at Musikene – Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco and did a master’s course in contemporary instrumental composition at Centro Superior Katarina Gurska. In his years as a student, he also received master classes from Gérard Pesson, Adam Holzmán and many other noted composers. Miguel personally studied under the composer Michael Finnissy. His compositions have been performed at different venues and festivals, including the Quincena Musical de San Sebastián, CentroCentro (Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid), Fundación BBVA (Bilbao), Festival Sinkro (Vitoria) and Salle Igor Stravinsky (Schola Cantorum, Paris).



Miguel is a guitarist, producer and arranger with extensive experience as a live and session musician. He has a professional music degree from the Escuela de Música Creativa and training in traditional classical, modern, electric and jazz guitar. He has taught guitar at several music schools, worked with artists like Jorge Pardo, and composed music for pictures.



Rodrigo studied music at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música Arturo Soria (“Per l Jazz” professional clarinet studies) and the Conservatorio Profesional de Música Manuel de Falla de Alcorcón. He has professional experience working as a teacher of guitar, piano, and music and movement, and as a clarinettist, saxophonist, composer and sound technician.



Chico received an advanced music degree from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Jaén in 2016. He studied under Pepe Rivero and Joaquín Chacón at EMC, took flamenco piano lessons with David Peña Dorantes, and received lessons in harmony, piano, jazz and big band. A pianist and keyboardist for El Rey León and the All4Gospel Choir, Chico has worked with Jorge Pardo, El Carpeta, Paquete, Juan Debel, etc. He also has composing and teaching experience.



Elena earned a professional music degree at the Centro Integrado de Música Padre Antonio Soler de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, and went on to study at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (CSMA), where her end-of-studies project won the highest possible distinction. In June 2018 she completed an MMus in Performance at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía (ESMRS) in Madrid. She has performed as a soloist with the Orquesta del Centro Integrado de Música de San Lorenzo de El Escorial under the baton of Giuseppe Mancini, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, and the Orquesta Sinfónica Goya. Elena has given piano and chamber music recitals at numerous concerts halls in Spain, the Netherlands, France and Austria.



Irene has an MA in Music Therapy from Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, another MA in Teacher Training from the Universidad Internacional de Valencia, and an intermediate degree in Performance (piano specialty) from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón. She has taught at several music academies and schools and worked as a concert pianist.

Gonzalo Encinal


With a BA in Advertising and Public Relations, Gonzalo studied modern music, specialising in jazz piano, at ESMUVA and has an official degree in contemporary music composition from Escuela TAI. He regularly plays with different jazz groups and has composed music for the screen, including the score for a short film, Dragon, that was selected at Cannes 2016.

Cecilia Krull


Cecilia’s career began with Disney at the tender age of seven, and she has performed with such noted artists as El Chojín and La Unión. Today she is known as one of the best voices in jazz, although her versatility has allowed her to master other genres like pop and soul. Cecilia has appeared at many music festivals and recorded soundtracks for films and TV shows, most notably Vis a vis / Locked Up and La casa de papel / Money Heist (2017).

Nina Sunyer


Nina has an intermediate degree in classical and contemporary performance from ESMUC and has taken various viola courses and master classes (2014). She is a member of JONDE (Joven Orquesta Nacional de España) and has participated in nine symphonic encounters and perfected her orchestral repertoire. She earned a master’s in solo viola at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln under Professor Matthias Buchholz. Nina studied chamber music with Quartet Casals, Harald Schoneweg and Anthony Spiri, and Baroque viola with Richard Gwilt. In her professional career, she has played with orchestras such as the Orquesta Sinfónica del Vallès, Orquesta de Cadaqués, JONDE, Orquesta Nacional de España, Sinfonieorchester Aachen, Camera Musicae and Gran Teatre del Liceu. She also founded several groups and has worked as a teacher.

Eduard Raventós


Eduard has an intermediate degree in cello from the Conservatori de Música del Liceu, Barcelona, and an advanced degree from the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Salamanca. He also completed a cello specialisation course at the Conservatorio de Música de Aragón. He has worked with youth orchestras like the Joven Orquesta Internacional de Oviedo Filarmonia and the Nationaal Jeugdorkest (NJO) in the Netherlands, and other ensembles, including the Orquesta Sinfónica del Vallès, Orquesta de Cadaqués, OBC and Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife. Eduard is involved in social projects at public schools, such as the municipal music schools of Hospitalet and Mataró.

Anahí Acuña

Voice and violin

Anahí began taking violin lessons at the age of four in Paris, where she studied under Guy Comenta to achieve an excellent intermediate degree in classical violin. She began improvising at age 14, and her curiosity led her to embrace jazz and earn an advanced degree in jazz violin from ESMUC. She has been a music teacher and violin instructor at different schools. In January 2014, Anahí participated in a workshop with Wadada Leo Smith. As a violinist, she has played at Sintonizart events and with the Karambamusic group.

Marc López


In 2013 Marc entered the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), where he is currently pursuing an intermediate degree in traditional music performance, specialising in flamenco guitar with master guitarist Rafael Cañizares and accompaniment for flamenco song and dance with singers Jose Miguel Vizcaya, Miriam Vallejo and Jorge Mesa “El Pirata” and dancers Sara Barrero and Susana Escoda. Marc has played a variety of music styles with all sorts of bands and ensembles, sharing the stage with Joan Albert Amargós, Arcángel, Jorge Marró and other renowned musicians. He has also been involved in recording two albums.

Sara Balasch


Sara has a master’s in violin performance from Codarts Rotterdam, where she studied with Professor Benzion Shamir, and in 2012 she completed an advanced degree in violin performance at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu in Barcelona under professors Gonçal Comellas and Manel Porta. She has worked with Quartet Kalós, Artem Trío, Orquesta Sinfónica del Vallès, Orquesta de Cámara del Penedès, Orquesta Terrasa 48, Orquesta Cadaqués, De Nieuwe Philarmonie Utrecht, Orquesta Sinfónica de las Islas Baleares, Le Concert des Nations with Jordi Savall, and youth orchestras like the JONC and JONDE. Sara also teaches violin and chamber music at various city music schools.

Advisory Board

Marta Espinós

Pianist and music curator with an Artist Diploma and MMus in piano performance from the Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, Texas, where she studied under the great Joaquín Achúcarro and became one of the pianists sponsored by his foundation. A concert pianist with a solid track record, Ms Espinós is also artistic co-director of Lo Otro and deputy director of Fundación Cultura en Vena.

Yerko Ivánovic

A pianist, composer and doctor specialising in neurology and rehabilitation, Mr Ivánovic studied medicine at UCM. As director of a medical neuro-rehabilitation centre, he used music for therapeutic purposes. He has been a guest lecturer in numerous national and international master’s courses and is currently a specialty registrar in Clinical Neurophysiology.

Belinda Sánchez Mozo

A pianist with an advanced degree in piano and chamber music and a master’s in music therapy, Ms Sánchez studied under Jesús Ángel Rodríguez and Salomon Mikowski in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Manhattan. She became a certified music therapist in Spain while taking courses at the University of Roehampton and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in London.

External advisers

José Luis Temes

This orchestra conductor was awarded the National Music Prize in 2009 for his immense contribution to the promotion of Spain’s musical heritage. Mr Temes has worked with every major orchestra in Spain and several in Europe. He has conducted countless cycles and festivals, premiering over 300 works and recording more than 100 albums. He has also given over 400 lectures and written books and essays.

Cristina Ferriz

Director of the Conservatorio Profesional de Música Victoria de los Ángeles, Madrid, Ms Ferriz has an advanced degree in piano instruction from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid and a graduate degree in piano and chamber music from the Pražská konzervatoř (Prague). She has worked as a tenured professor of piano at the Conservatorio Superior de Salamanca.

Ana María Díaz-Oliver

Head of CSR at Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Ms Díaz-Oliver has a BS in Psychology and 14 years’ experience in the private sector. In addition, she has spent 13 years working in the human resources, patient services and CSR departments of public hospitals. She has been teaching courses on HR and specific skills for the healthcare industry for over a decade.

Medical researchers

Carmen Pallás

Head of the Neonatal Care Department at Hospital 12 de Octubre. Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the Universidad Complutense. Member of Previnfad, a working group for child and adolescent prevention. Director of the NIDCAP training centre and the donated human milk bank at Hospital 12 de Octubre. Chair of IHAN-UNICEF (Initiative for Humanising Birth and Breastfeeding Care) since 2013.

Juan Carlos Montejo

After medical school at the Universidad de Salamanca, in 1985 Dr. Montejo became an intensive care specialist at Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid and worked there as Head of the ICU until his recent retirement. One of his greatest interests is humanising the ICU to improve the hospital experience for patients, their relatives and healthcare workers.

Jesús Vara

Undergraduate degree in medicine from UCM. Master’s in disability assessment from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Master’s in paediatric disability assessment from UCM. Consultant specialised in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid. Dr. Vara is in charge of the Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Unit.

Joaquín Martínez-López

In 2016, he became Head of Haematology at Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid, a position he still holds today. Since 2005, Dr. Martínez-López has been an associate professor at the medical school of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He was also a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) for three months.

Roberto Martín Asenjo

Undergraduate degree in medicine from UAM. Cardiology consultant after completing the MIR (specialist training) at Hospital 12 de Octubre. Master’s in acute cardiac care. Critical cardiac care certification from the European Society of Cardiology. Dr. Martín currently works as a consultant in the Coronary Unit and has a special interest in the quality of healthcare.

Carmen Muñoz Ruiperez

Medical doctor, surgeon and Head of the Occupational Medicine, Health and Safety Department at Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Member of the Spanish Association of Specialists in Occupational Medicine (AEEMT), under the aegis of the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. Member of the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre Teaching Committee. Supervisor/coordinator of specialist trainees in Occupational Medicine.

Jesús Hernandez Gallego

Head of the Neurology Department at Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid. Professor at the medical school of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.