Ramón Cugat MD, PhD
Garcia Cugat Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
Ramón Cugat Bertomeu (L’Aldea (Spain) 1950) Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Cugat is internationally recognized for his expertise in orthopaedic sports medicine and arthroscopy. Expert in knee injuries. A pioneer in arthroscopic surgery in Spain. He was a member of the team of orthopedic surgeons in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Since early 2000 he has used Growth Factors in his treatments and since 2013 stem cells in the repair of anterior cruciate ligament injuries and cartilage.
Throughout his career he has been bound to the Catalan Mutual Insurance of Football where he has operated on thousands of players from all categories. Also at the Football Club Barcelona. Among some of the football players he has treated: Pep Guardiola, Xavi Hernandez, Samuel Eto’o, Mikel Arteta, Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta, Carles Puyol, David Silva, Kwadwo Asamoah, David Villa and Fernando Torres.
He has worked in hospitals in Spain, England and the United States of America. He is currently co-director of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Hospital Quiron Barcelona, Chairman of the Board of the Garcia Cugat Foundation for Biomedical Research and President of the Medical Council at the Catalan Mutual Insurance of Football under the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
He is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona and the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera Valencia, as well as co-director of the Chair of Medicine and Regenerative Surgery created in 2013 by the Garcia Cugat Foundation and the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera Valencia. Also belongs to the international team of faculty of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS).