Marti Pons Odena
Dr Martí Pons is consultant paediatrician for pediatric intensive care in Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, one of the largest paediatric teaching hospitals in Spain. He is also in charge of the Home ventilation program.
Graduated from Medical School at Barcelona University in 1990,Martí did his PhD research in the same university, and defended his thesis about “non-invasive ventilation in the acute setting” cum laude. He was trained in Paediatrics and did his fellowship in Paediatric Intensive Care at Hospital Sant Joan de Deú were exerts his current position as a consultant.
Dr. Pons’s clinical interests include respiratory care in critical care. Active areas of research include mechanical ventilation, mainly focused on non invasive ventilation (NIV). Martí has contributed to more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has edited three books on paediatric non-invasive ventilation. Recently has launched, the third edition written in collaboration with Dr Medina, Martinón-Torres, Gili and Mayordomo-Colunga.
Dr Pons is a member of the Respiratory working group of Spanish PICU society and ESPNIC (European society). Last ten years has participated in many international meetings and organised several courses promoting NIV use in acute and also chronic pediatric patient. Nowadays, leads an international educational NIV project endorsed by ESPNIC to promote the use of NIV throughout Europe, giving support to organise courses in France, Portugal, Italy, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. Recently, he has been elected Chair of the Respiratory Section of the ESPNIC.
In 2013, 2015 and 2017 hosted in his hospital a biennially international pediatric and neonatal non-invasive ventilation meeting.