Dr. Marta Crespo
Marta Crespo Barrio accomplished her specialization at the Nephrology Department in Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid. She completed her training in kidney transplantation as a junior researcher at the Massachusetts General Hospital de Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
During her stay in Boston, she started to learn and work in research in humoral mechanisms of rejection not well defined at the time. Since then, her interest and training has focused in the field. Her efforts in the field allowed the Spanish transplant community to access the diagnosis and treatment of acute humoral rejection in early 2000 when the field was starting globally.
Since 2006 working at the Nephrology Department at Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, she has organized uni and multicenter studies focused on this subject in Spain supported by public competitive grants. She has combined her clinical and research activity at Hospital del Mar with stays in different immunology laboratories such as the Immunogenetics Laboratory of Leiden University Medical Center in The Netherlands under the direction of Prof. Frans Claas and the Immunogenetics Laboratory at UCLA under Prof. Elaine Reed. Currently, Head of the Transplant Unit at Hospital del Mar, her main research objectives is to establish the better monitoring of transplant recipients for an adequate immunosuppression scheme with a group of active clinical and research collaborators. From the clinical point of view, she is exploring the best options for HLA sensitized patients to access kidney transplantation to improve their lives as well as the continuous improvement in the quality of care of the transplant recipient and the living donor.
She is on the Board of the Spanish Society of Nephrology and the Spanish Society of Transplantation since 2013, as well as on the Board of the European Group of Transplantation of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association.
Professor Crespo with over 200 communications in scientific meetings, has written and published over 70 articles in scientific journals. She has been guest speaker in more than 100 courses or medical congresses.