Consultant Rheumatologist Hospital Clinic Spain Home /Speakers/Julio Ramirez Dr. Julio Ramirez works as a Consultant Rheumatologist at Hospital Clinic (Barcelona, Spain). Medical degree from Seville University (1998-2004). He took his Rheumatology residence in Seville (Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, 2005-2009). He moved to Barcelona in 2009 to complete the training in Rheumatology at Arthritis Unit, Hospital Clínic, specially focused on inflammatory joint diseases. He obtained a PhD in 2016 (Barcelona University) with a project based on the study of clinical remission in rheumatoid arthritis: clinical, ultrasound and histopathological aspects. Other university degrees: Master in Spondyloarthritis (Madrid European University, 2011) and Psoriatic arthritis (Alcalá de Henares University, 2015). He is currently working at arthritis unit of Hospital Clínic Barcelona as a consultant rheumatologist, where he combines clinical and research activities focused on Spondyloarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, with special interest on the study of physiopathology of inflammatory joint diseases. He is a member of the arthroscopy unit from Rheumatology department (Centre of reference at European level). He is currently involved in several official projects and clinical trials on psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis. He is an expert in techniques such as ultrasound (US competency level 2 from EFSUMB) and arthroscopy. He has published more than 40 papers in the last eight years and collaborates with international groups of reference at European level.