Cristian Launes Montaña

Cristian Launes Montaña

Cristian Launes graduated in Medicine from the University of Barcelona in 2005 and specialized in Pediatrics in 2010 at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona. In 2009 he began predoctoral training in clinical medicine (Pediatric Infectious Diseases, SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital, ​​​​University of Barcelona) and biomedical research (Infectious diseases and systemic inflammatory response in pediatrics, Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona), specializing in respiratory viruses. He completed the Master of Research in Clinical Sciences (University of Barcelona). In 2012 he obtained his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Barcelona with the Extraordinary Doctorate Award for his thesis on the 2009 pandemic influenza virus.

Later, he became a post-doctoral researcher in the pediatric infectious diseases translational research group at the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu. Currently, he is a researcher in the Pediatric Infectology Research Group at the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu and a researcher at the CIBER for Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP). He has been principal investigator of several competitive projects (in AES and CIBERESP calls) and has more than 40 publications with an impact factor, of which 60% occupies some position of principal or senior authorship, mainly focused on the impact of viral respiratory diseases on children's health.

Since 2011, he has been an adjunct pediatrician at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona. The healthcare areas of special interest, and which have developed the most during this time, are the diagnosis and treatment of children with infectious diseases and the global treatment of children and adolescents after highly complex procedures and surgeries.

He has been teaching and tutoring residents, accredited by the Department of Health, since 2014. MIR Teaching Coordinator of Paediatrics since December 2019. Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Barcelona (Campus Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona). Lecturer in courses in the areas of pediatric hospital care, pediatric infectious diseases, and management of newborns and critical children.

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Project name:
Rinovirus humano (HRV) en niños menores de 5 años, del resfríado común a la unidad de intensivos: rol de la microbiota.
Cristian Launes Montaña
Funding entities:
Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII)
Starting - finishing date:
2018 - 2022
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