Director, Centro Médico Teknon, Spain
Dr. Jordi M. Monés, MD, PhD, is an ophthalmologist, macula and vitreoretinal specialist, and researcher. He has been Director of the Institut de la Màcula since 2007, and Director, and one of the founder governors, of the Barcelona Macula Foundation: Research for Vision since 2011. He has been Coordinator of Ophthalmology at the Centro Médico Teknon since 2010.
Dr. Monés earned his medicine and surgery degree and his PhD cum laude in medicine and surgery at the University of Barcelona. He specialized in ophthalmology at the Barraquer Ophthalmology Center (Autonomous University of Barcelona). He obtained his retina specialist degree at Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, and at Hospital San José at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.
For the last 20 years, Dr. Monés has been a researcher and principal investigator in most international multicenter clinical trials for the treatment of AMD. He is currently participating in 15 clinical trials and in 3 major European Union projects that have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program.
Dr. Monés is a member of the steering committees of the BRIGHTER and CRYSTAL trials, as well as the PROXIMA trial, and is on the advisory boards of many pharmaceutical companies. He is an active member of various scientific advisory societies, including the Macula Society, the Retina Society, the Club Jules Gonin, the American Society of Retina Specialists, AAO, ARVO, and EURETINA.
Dr. Monés’ research interests include macular diseases, choroidal neovascularization, macular degeneration, anti-angiogenic therapy, anti-PDGF therapy, geographic atrophy, retinal degeneration, retinal transplant, stem cells, gene therapy, macular edema, and vitreoretinal and macular surgery.
Dr. Monés is a member of the board of directors of FC Barcelona and, since 2010, has been responsible for the Medical and Sports Science Department. He is also the Commissioner of the FC Barcelona Universitas project.