Dr. Comin Colet
Consultant and advisor of the Catalan Ministry of Health for the organization of care of heart failure in Catalonia (Master Plan for Cardiovascular Diseases of Catalonia) since 2017.
Clinical Director of the Community Heart Failure Unit and Head of the Chronic Heart Failure Section at the Department of Cardiology, Bellvitge University Hospital, Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona, Spain) between Jan 2017 and July 2019.
Director of the South Metropolitan Barcelona Integrated Heart Failure Program, Barcelona since December 2016..
Since December 2019, Director Cardiovascular Diseases Research Group (Bio-Heart) at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, Hospitalet, Barcelona.
Since July 2019, Director of the Cardiology Department, Bellvitge University Hospital, Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona, Spain)
I currently combine patient care with the executive organization of integrated care for chronic cardiac conditions in the South Metropolitan Barcelona Health Care Area, particularly coordinating heart failure and community cardiology care with primary care and coordinating care as Director of the Cardiology Department .
In the field of research and innovation, my interest is focused in applied research to improve quality of care of patients with chronic cardiac conditions. Current projects include health services and outcomes research in several aspects of integrated care covering several complementary areas such as new models of integrated care (eHealth, telemedicine), patient reported outcomes (health-related quality of life) and co-morbidities (iron deficiency and psychosocial barriers to optimal care) in patients with chronic cardiac conditions, particularly heart failure. I am involved in several experimental and basic research projects with multidisciplinary teams aiming to translate genetics, transcriptomics and molecular medicine into clinical tools to improve integrated care in patients with chronic cardiac conditions.