Dr. Jose A. Gómez-Puerta is a specialist in Internal Medicine from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia, and a Rheumatologist at the Hospital Clinic of the University of Barcelona, Spain. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Biopathology by the University of Barcelona in 2008.

He received further training in the Rheumatology Unit of Guy’s Hospital, London, UK, and the Lupus Unit, St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK, in 1997 and 2001, respectively.

He also finished the Master in Autoimmune Diseases at Universidad de Barcelona and moved for an appointment as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA from 2011 to 2014.

In 2014, Dr Gómez-Puerta obtained his degree in Master of Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA.

His work has focused on the study of Autoimmune and immune mediated diseases and he has published more than 110 original papers, brief notes or reviews in peer-reviewed journals and over 180 communications in national and international meetings. He is co-investigator of GLADEL 2.0 study group

He is a member of the Catalan, Spanish, Colombian and honorary member of Argentinian and Chilean societies of Rheumatology and member of the American College of Rheumatology.

Currently, Dr Gómez-Puerta is the Head of Department of Rheumatology at Hospital Clinic, Barcelona and associate professor of Rheumatology at University of Barcelona, Spain.