The head of the Biomarkers in Cancer Research Group (GReBiC), José Manuel Porcel, in third place in the main world medical ranking of experts on pleura

The ranking considers Porcel the third world reference on the pleura, the membrane that covers the walls of the thoracic cavity, the lungs and the diaphragm

The medical ranking of world experts Expertscape has placed Dr. José Manuel Porcel, head of the Internal Medicine Department of the Arnau de Vilanova University Hospital (HUAV), head researcher of the biomarkers in cancer research group (GReBiC) of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRBLleida) and professor at the University of Lleida (UdL), in third place in the world ranking of experts in pleura over the last ten years (2011-2021). The ranking, based on objective algorithms, considers Porcel the third world reference on pleura, the membrane that lines the walls of the thoracic cavity, lungs and diaphragm.

The Expertscape database has more than 27,000 different search topics. It aims to provide patients, professionals and hospitals with the most objective information to find the best specialists worldwide. Expertscape's methodology is based on the analysis of medical articles and scientific publications, based on the quality assessments of leading hospitals and universities around the world, among other institutions.

Last 2019, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) also awarded José Manuel Porcel the distinction of 'Fellow', which recognises his excellence in research, based on his publication record and outstanding contributions to the field of respiratory medicine. In 2020, the Royal Academy of Medicine of Spain awarded him the Obieta Career Achievement Award.

José Manuel Porcel