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Cristián Figueroa Chacón

Cristián Figueroa Chacón

Cristián Figueroa Chacón

Deputy Medical Director
Rehabilitation physician. Specialist in pain management and spasticity

Collegiate number 49673 - Col·legi de Metges de Barcelona

Dr. Figueroa has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Chile (2007), with his degree being approved in Spain in 2011. He is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the Germans Trias y Pujol Hospital (2017) and holds an international master’s degree in Senior Business Management in Health from the European University of Madrid and Chile’s Andrés Bello University.

After working as a general practitioner and head of the emergency service in hospitals in Chile, he developed his specialisation in Spain with training as a specialist and practising as a rehabilitation physician at the Josep Trueta Hospital. He was head of the Rehabilitation Service at the Hospital de Palamós, and since 2020 he has worked as a rehabilitation physician and Deputy Medical Director at the Institut Guttmann.

He is an expert in the treatment of pain and spasticity in neurological patients, and an expert in musculoskeletal ultrasound. He obtained a postgraduate degree in internal medicine from the University of Chile.

Training in internal medicine.

1. Diploma in internal medicine for general practitioners, Graduate School; University of Chile, 2009.

2. Diploma in diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndrome and heart failure, Graduate School; University of Chile, 2009.

Training in musculoskeletal ultrasound.

1. Expert in musculoskeletal ultrasound, Francisco de Vitoria University, UFV Madrid, 25 ECTS, March 2018.

2. Specialist in clinical and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound. ECOSERMEF 2.0, edition 20202-2021.

Training stay / training in other centres.

1. Sports medicine. Internship in Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Echo-guided Intervention and Functional Tests. High Performance Centre (CAR) Sant Cugat del Valles 61 days, 2016.

2. Internship in Neurorehabilitation, Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury. Institut Guttmann, Institut Guttmann / Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 91 days, 2015.

3. International Senior Management, European University of Madrid / IEDE Business School 50 hours, 2010.