Manel Sabaté got the degree of Cardiologist after his training as Resident of Cardiology (1990-1995) at the Hospital Prínceps d’Espanya de Bellvitge, Barcelona, Spain. From October 1997 to October 1999, he was appointed as Research and Clinical fellow at the Cath Lab, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands under the supervision of Professor Dr. Patrick W. Serruys. His PhD thesis (2000) was awarded cum laude at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
He was appointed as Interventional Cardiologist at the Interventional Cardiology Department of the Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain from October 1999 to July 2005. He was appointed as Chief of the Interventional Cardiology Unit at the Sant Pau University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain between July 2005 and September 2009.
He is currently working as Chief of the Cardiology Department at the Clinic University Hospital in Barcelona since September 2009. He was appointed as Associated Professor of the Autonoma University of Barcelona from 2006 to 2009. He has been Resident Tutor in Cardiology at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos Madrid (2003-2005) and Assistant Professor of the Central University of Barcelona (2010). He is currently, Associate Professor of the Central University of Barcelona (2012).
He was member of the EAPCI board from 2009 to 2011. He is member of the Scientific Committee of the Euro-PCR since 2009. He is also Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC). From a professional point of view, Manel Sabaté’s experience includes diagnosis and treatment of ischemic heart disease and other cardiac disorders and he is specifically trained (Accreditation by the Spanish Working Group of Hemodynamics and Interventional Cardiology) at cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention: balloon angioplasty, stenting, intracoronary Brachytherapy (official title of Radioactive Facility Supervisor), intravascular ultrasound coherence tomography optical intracoronary physiology and treatment of congenital and acquired structural heart disease including transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
From the research point of view, Manel Sabaté’s activity is eminently clinical and includes 2 research lines: pathophysiological studies, (including functional and morphological intracoronary studies) and clinical studies of efficacy and safety of new intracoronary devices or techniques. To date he is author of more than 200 papers, 20 book chapters and is the editor of 4 books.
He is member of the editorial Board of several journals in the specialty: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Spanish Journal of Cardiology, International Journal of Cardiology, among others.
He has been the recipient (as a Principal Investigator or Collaborator) in several competitive grants. It is also evaluating grants and projects from various agencies and he has received numerous awards for research work.