SJD Barcelona

SJD Barcelona

Pediatric Surgical Oncology Fellowship – Hospital Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona
Children’s Hospital,
Universitat de Barcelona.
SPAIN. 2020-2021.

The Pediatric Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Barcelona Children’s Hospital is a unique Fellowship in Europe that offers broad exposure to the spectrum of surgical management of pediatric oncologic disease. The unit is integrated between the Pediatric Surgery Department and Pediatric Oncology Service and participates in the acute care management and supportive interventions of patients with both solid and liquid malignancies. Fellows are exposed to patients with neuroblastoma, Wilms’ tumors, hepatic tumors, sarcoma tumors and other solid malignancies of childhood in one the biggest pediatric surgical oncology programs in Southern Europe.

The Pediatric Surgical Oncology fellow will work closely with the three attending pediatric surgical oncologists, as well as with the Pediatric Surgery Department and Pediatric Oncology staff in the management of patients. There is also ample opportunity for clinical research.

All applicants must have excellent mastery of English language and at least basic Spanish, empathy toward children, and the ability to handle difficult psychological and emotional circumstances surrounding pediatric cancer.

Benefits and Environment

The Hospital is located in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, in the Pedralbes neighborhood, close to FCB Stadium, a pleasant and well communicated residential area. Salary is provided to the fellow according to Spanish standards. The Fellow must cover calls in the Pediatric Surgery Department that are paid accordingly to the number taken.

Number of Positions



June, 2020

Length of Program

12 months

  • Citizen of European Union
  • Medical Doctor Degree in EU country
  • Pediatric Surgery Diploma of Specialization in EU country


  • Interested in Paediatric Surgical Oncology and/or experience in Paediatric Surgical Oncology
  • Spanish and/or English language would be desirable
  • Fellow of the European Board of Pediatric Surgery (FEBPS)-Pediatric Surgery Examination
  • Interest in research

Dr. Lucas Krauel MD, PhD, FEBPS, FACS. Pediatric Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program Director.

Dr. X. Tarrado MD, PhD, FEBPS. Chief, Pediatric Surgery Department.