Department of Urology
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Dr. Alberto Breda is a Urologic Surgeon specializing in open and robotic kidney transplantation, living donor kidney transplantation, minimally invasive surgery, kidney and prostate surgery and high urinary tract carcinoma (UTUC) with flexible and laser ureteroscopy techniques and in focal treatment of prostate cancer.
He obtained his medical degree from the University of Padova School of Medicine and Surgery where he also completed his Urology Residency and went on a doctorate in renal cryotherapy. He then completed a Research Fellowship at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California (UCLA), with a subsequent appointment as Clinical Instructor and as Assistant Professor. During this period, Dr. Breda gained expertise in endourology with flexible instruments and lasers and in minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted techniques and he was as well appointed as the Director of the Renal Cryotherapy Program.
In 2009 he joined the Urology Department of Fundació Puigvert in Barcelona where he currently holds the position of Head of the Oncology Urology Unit and Kidney Transplant Surgical Team.
Dr. Breda has authored over 100 articles in indexed urological journals and 8 chapters in specialized books as well as several videos on surgical techniques. He has more than 200 papers presented in congresses and scientific meetings, some of them awarded and has been invited to participate as guest lecturer and as guest surgeon in many of them. He has as well collaborated in the organization of many urological courses and masterclasses.
He is member of several editorial boards of national and international journals and member of several scientific societies, including the Spanish Urological Association (AEU), the European Association of Urology (EAU) and the Italian Society of Urology (SIU).
Since 2015 he is Chairman of the European Guidelines in Kidney Transplantation and in 2016 he was appointed as Chairman of the Laparoscopic Group of the ESUT/EAU and Director of Robotic Courses in Kidney Transplantation of the ERUS/EAU.