Senior consultant, Department of Medicine, Hospital Universitari Mutua de Terrassa, Barcelona.
Chief of Internal Medicine, Clínica Rotger Quironsalud, Palma de Mallorca
Dr. Javier Garau is the former President of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)(2010), Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Barcelona and former Head of the Department of Medicine at Hospital Universitari Mutua de Terrassa in Barcelona. His research includes community-acquired bacterial infections, antibiotic resistance and new antimicrobials.
Dr. Garau has published 230 articles in peer-reviewed journals on clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. He is an American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Infectious Diseases diplomat and an active member of numerous medical committees, professional societies and editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Garau served as the president of La Sociedad Espanola de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia Clinica from 1990 to 1992 and as vice-president of the Spanish Society of Chemotherapy from 1988 to 1990. He also served as the ESCMID education officer and Secretary General, 2005-2009, and President of ESCMID (European Society Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases), 2009-2010.