Systemic autoimmune diseases (SAM) are a heterogeneous group of pathologies primarily caused by a disorder of the immune system and which may affect different organs of the patients.

Many SAMs are considered rare diseases, but they often affect people of working age and can cause a high morbidity and mortality rate. In view of the high degree of heterogeneity of the different SAMs, the possible compromising of different organs and potential severity, fast and flexible expert consultation and treatment circuits are required for the various SAMs in order to provide a suitable clinical and therapeutic response and improve the prognostic.

The Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau has a long history of treatment and research in the field of managing the range of SAMs, as well as their potential complications. By organizing the services as a Functional Unit enables us, in the future, to manage and standardize the treatment process, providing a holistic approach to the patient with excellent healthcare..



Dr. Ivan Castellví Barranco


Functional Unit Team

  • Dr. Hèctor Corominas –Rheumatology Service
  • Dra. Patricia Moya – Rheumatology Service
  • Dra. Berta Paula Magallares – Rheumatology Service
  • Dr. Jose Luís Tandaipan - Rheumatology Service
  • Dr. Jordi Casademont Pou – Internal Medicine Service
  • Dra. Nerea Hernández de Sosa – Internal Medicine Service
  • Dr. Diego Miguel Castillo Villegas – Pulmology and Allergy
  • Dra. Helena Marco – Nephrology Service ( Fundació Puigvert )
  • Dra. Montserrat Díaz – Nephrology Service ( Fundació Puigvert )
  • Dra. Esther Roé – Dermatology Service
  • Dr. Lluis Querol – Neurology Service
  • Dr. Jesús Díaz – Ophthalmology Sevice
  • Sra. Sandra Ros – Psicóloga – Dermatology Service
  • Sra. Susana Fernández - Enfermera – Case manager

Functional Unit collaborators:

  • Dra. Laura Martínez – Immunology Service
  • Dra. Anaïs Mariscal – Immunology Service
  • Dr. Cándido Juarez - Immunology Service
  • Dra. Montserrat Olivé – Neurology Service
  • Dra. Elisa Llurba – Gynacecology and Obstetrics Service
  • Dra. Beatriz Gómez – Image Diagnostic Service
  • Dra. Ana Gimenez – Image Diagnostic Service
  • Dr. Tomás Franquet – Image Diagnostic Service
  • Dra. Marta Campreciós Crespo – Servicio de Cardiología
  • Dra. Silvana Novelli - Servicio de Hematología

Assigned services

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pneumology
  • Nephrology (Fundació Puigvert)
  • Dermatology
  • Neurology

Collaboration services

  • Immunology
  • Radiodiagnostic
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Digestive Pathology
  • Clinical Haematology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Cardiology