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Antoni Torres Martí

ICREA Acadèmia 2013 & 2019

Universitat de Barcelona · Life & Medical Sciences

Antoni Torres Martí

Dr Antoni Torres is full profesor of Medicine (Pulmonology) at University of Barcelona. He has been Director and Chief of Pulmonology Department, and Director of the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit at Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. He leads a translational research group focussed on respiratory  infections, ARDS and critical care. His current H-Index is 100. He received several research awards: Edward Shanoff (Harvard University), Josep Trueta, Lilly award, COMB, Icrea Academia, and Murray Korndfel (ACCP). 

Member of the CIBERES Management Committee. from (2016-2022). Editor-in-Chief of of Medical Sciences Editor-in-Chief of Seminars of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine since 2020 Associate Editor of ERJ, ERR, Intensive Care Med and Thorax Editorial Board Member of Critical Care, Am J respir Crit Care Med. President of the Bronchiectasis World Congress 2020.



Research interests

Prof. Torres leads one the IDIBAPS research groups and a group of CIBERES-ISCIII. His research is focussed on respiratory infections, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and mechanical ventilation. In these fields his group is doing translational research from an animal piglet model to microbiology laboratory and to patients. this research has a clinical part to carry out observational studies and clinical trials, an animal laboratory to carry out studies on pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in animal models of pigs mechanically ventilated for more than 4 days. It has its own microbiology laboratory where all the microbiology tests for clinical and animal studies are carried out.

Many of the findings of the group have been incorporated to clinical practice and are included in the current guidelines as follows: Physiopathology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of community-acquired pneumonia and hospital-acquired pneumonia are the main contributions.


lung infections, community acquired pneumonia, ventilator associated pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis, animal model

ICREA Memoir 2023