"Learning by doing"

16th International Master in Donation and  Transplantation of Organs, Tissues and Cells

"Learning by doing"

The 16th International Master in Donation and  Transplantation of Organs, Tissues and Cells


To provide healthcare professionals with the tools and resources that may support their work and the development of the multidisciplinary tasks in donor-transplant coordination, tissue banking and cell therapy programs.

To optimize decision-making in the organ procurement and transplant processes, to boost teamwork and best practices, and to promote the use of technology to share information and knowledge.

To build a consulting network between the participants and the international institutions that take part in the program.

To increase the rates of donation and transplantation around the world.


“Continuous pedagogic advice from the faculty members and educational staff”.

Knowledge transfer is done in a continuous and direct way.

Participants set their own learning rhythm, adapting it to their needs and capabilities.


It is a 60 ECTS* Master that offers four different pathways with a modular structure.

*1 ECTS credit  corresponds to 25 hours of work.

Participants can take the Master in one or two academic years.

In case of enroling the modules separately, participants can take the Master in five academic years.









Choose your best pathway!


(10 ECTS) Organ Procurement
(10 ECTS) Organ Transplantation
(10 ECTS) Tissue Banking & Advanced Therapies


(10 ECTS) Organ Procurement
(10 ECTS) Organ Transplantation
(10 ECTS) Leadership, Quality and Management in Organ Procurement and Transplantation


(10 ECTS) Organ Procurement
(10 ECTS) Tissue Banking & Advanced Therapies
(10 ECTS) Leadership, Quality and Management in Organ Procurement and Transplantation


(10 ECTS) Organ Transplantation
(10 ECTS) Tissue Banking & Advanced Therapies
(10 ECTS) Leadership, Quality and Management in Organ Procurement and Transplantation



Dates: 1st – 6th October 2019

Methodology: On-line


Choose: 3 out of 4

Methodology: Blended

Credits: 30 ECTS

6 weeks internship

Dates: September 2019 – July 2020

Methodology: Practicum

Credits: 15 ECTS

Final Master Dissertation

Dates: October 2019 – June 2020

Guided work

Oral Presentation: 11th and 12th June, 2020

Credits: 15 ECTS

Modules' schedule

According to the pathway you have chosen.


Methodology: Blended – Credits: 10 


Methodology: Blended – Credits: 10 


Methodology: Blended – Credits: 10 


Methodology: Blended – Credits: 10 

academic board

Who's behind?

Meet the professionals who will teach you
Martí Manyalich
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MD, PhD, Anesthesiologist, Assessor on Transplantation, Medical Direction, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona; Associate Professor, Medical School, University of Barcelona and President of the TPM-DTI Foundation, Past president of ISODP-TTS.
He created the deceased and living donation program in the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona in 1985 and the TSF multi-tissue bank in 1994. He is an expert in organ and tissue donation, training donor procurement, and tissue banking at national and international level.
Among the most important positions he has occupied, he was the former president of the European Transplant Coordinators Organization (ETCO) and the former vice president of the European Association of Tissue Banks (EATB).
Ramon Adalia
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MD, specialist in Anesthesiology and Resuscitation since 1998.
He has been working as attending physician in the Surgical ICU at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona since 1999.
Since 2013, he is the Head of the Transplant Donation and Coordination Unit at the Hospital’s Medical Direction.
Member of the Hospital Clinic Critical Patient Workgroup since 2001.
Chloë Ballesté
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MD, graduated at the University of Barcelona in 2006. She worked at the Catalan Regional Office (OCATT) as assistant in the organ exchange department. Currently Dr.
Ballesté works as associated professor and specialist in surgery department at the Faculty of Medicine-University of Barcelona, as well as scientific researcher in Clinic Foundation for Biomedical Research.
At DTI Foundation, she is the Director of the Development and International Cooperation area and TPM formal faculty member.
Jordi Colmenero
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MD, PhD, works at the Liver Transplant Unit, Hospital Clínic – IDIBAPS, Barcelona.
He obtained his degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1996 at the University of Barcelona. Dr. Colmenero published 9 originals manuscripts on liver disease and transplantation, journal reviews and book chapters.
He is also associate professor at the University of Barcelona.
Fritz Diekmann
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MD, PhD, consultant nephrologist in the Department of Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation of the Hospital Clínic, Barcelona where he is especially implicated in the living donor kidney transplant program.
He received his medical training at Charité Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany, as well as in Caen, France and in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Diekmann performed his specialty training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the Charité Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany.
His main research interests are immunosuppressive strategies after kidney transplantation, especially in expanded criteria donor kidney transplantation as well as in hypersensitized kidney transplant patients. He is a member of the major nephrology and transplantation societies. He currently serves as secretary of the European Kidney Transplant Association of the European Society for Transplantation.
Constantino Fondevila 
Constantino Fondevila ACADEMIC COORDINATOR
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Currently, Dr. Fondevila is the Chief of Department of General & Digestive Surgery, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain. He is also Associate Professor of Surgery, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain and Consultant Surgeon in Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver and Pancreas Transplantation.
He is actively involved in clinical protocols to expand organ availability, including through the use of donation after circulatory determination of death (DCD) and live donation (LD) livers. He is also actively involved in basic research, primarily in porcine DCD and partial liver transplant models. Dr. Fondevila is the author of more than 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and gives numerous talks annually on transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at both national and international meetings. In 2012, he received the National Surgery Award from the Spanish Society of Surgeons.
Melania Gizella Istrate
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PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona, educational specialist and collaborator at Donation and Transplantation Institute (DTI), Barcelona, Spain, since 2010. Ms.
Istrate is currently responsible of the Learning Development activities at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), Brussels, Belgium. She is specialized in instructional design (design of training programmes) for healthcare professionals from postgraduate level to Continuous Medical Education (CME) and Professional Development.
Aurora Navarro
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MD, obtained her medical degree in 1991 from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In February 1998, Dr. Navarro received a qualification in transplant procurement management in transplant coordination and since 1999 she is a certified transplant coordinator.
Former director of the Tissue Division at the Catalonia Blood and Tissue Bank managed the tissue banking activities: process control, risk analysis, tissue donation organization, processing. Onsite and virtual teacher of over 40 national and international courses. Currently responsible for the NOTIFY project, initiated as a joint venture by WHO and the Italian National Transplant Centre (CNT). She is the author of various publications and has also given numerous lectures at Spanish and international congresses. She is a member of several professional bodies, namely: European Association of Tissue Banks and Spanish association of Tissue Banks.
Eva Oliver
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MD, Dr. Oliver studied in the campus Bellvitge of the University of Barcelona from 1995 to 2001.
She did her residency in Intensive Medicine in Bellvitge University Hospital and finished her training at the Cardiovascular Institute Mount Sinai Medical Center of New York.
Since July 2007 Eva has been working in the Intensive Medicine Department as facultative specialist and since 2008 she is the transplant coordinator of Bellvitge University hospital.
David Paredes
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MD, Specialist in Nephrology and Internal Medicine by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota (Colombia). Dr. Paredes obtained his PhD at the University of Barcelona.
He currently works as a Senior Specialist and Transplant Coordinator at Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain, as well as an Associate Professor of the Surgery Department at the University of Barcelona.
He has been a member of the Board of European Donation & Transplant Coordination Organization (EDTCO) since 2013 and currently he is the chair of the EDCTO Board.
Vicens Torregrossa
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MD, PhD, works in the Nephrology Service and Renal Transplant Unit at the Hospital Clinic (University of Barcelona), Spain since 1991.
He was founder and president of the Spanish Foundation for Fabry disease between 2002 and 2006. Dr. Torregrosa has received several awards including the Research Award of the Spanish Society of Dialysis and Transplantation in 1995, and Award for Research on Bone Metabolism in Renal Failure of the Spanish Society of Nephrology 1996 and 1997.
In 1998 he received the Reina Sofia Institute for Clinical Research award.
Ricard Valero
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MD. PhD, Chief of the Neuroanaesthesia Department of Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and associate professor at the University of Barcelona.
Founder and academic director of Transplant Procurement Management (TPM) and scientific director of Donation and Transplantation Insitute – DTI Foundation.
Dr. Valero was transplant coordinator in the 90s, when he developed the donation after cardiac death and regional normothermic perfussion at Hospital Clínic. He is also expert in brain death diagnosis and donor management.
Alberto Villamor
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RN by the Complutensis University of Madrid. He has a Master’s Degree in Nursing Sciences and is a PhD student at the University of Barcelona.
Mr. Villamor works currently as General Nurse Manager at Hospital Clinic Nurse Direction in Barcelona. He has experience as Lecturer and Simulation Coordinator in a hundred TPM Courses all around the world, as well as a Lecturer in Nursing Emergency Care, Nursing Intensive Care, Anesthesia for Nurses, Transplant Coordination at the University of Barcelona.
Alba Coll
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PhD, she is in charge of the coordination of the Master degree, postgraduate programs and online courses in donation and transplantation of organ, tissues and cells.
Alba Coll has a PhD in Linguistic Communication and Multilingual Mediation, a Master degree in Linguistics and Applied Technologies, and a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
She has been associate professor in grade and postgraduate programs at the same university and is specialized in teaching coordination.
Aleksandra Jovic
Aleksandra JovicE-LEARNING TUTOR
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She is in charge of tutoring TPM online courses. She also gives support to Master coordination.
Aleksandra has a Bachelor´s Degree in Business English Language and Postgraduate Degree in Translation.
Loli Toledano
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The Department of administration manages all aspects related to the financial part of the Foundation, both of suppliers as clients.
Working at the Foundation since 2009 as administrative assistant she has experience in the field of administration and training in international secretariat.
She is also responsible for the registration of participants to the TPM courses and coordinator of those who attend advanced courses in Spain.
Xavi Garcia
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Graduated Nursing at the University of Barcelona. He did a Master in Critical Illness and Emergencies and a Master in Anesthesiology and Reanimation at the University of Barcelona.
Xavier is RN nurse transplant coordinator since 2010 and clinical care coordinator in transplant coordination unit of the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona. He is also in charge of coordinating workshops and simulations at TPM-DTI Foundation.
Jordi Saura
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Organized by

Associated Medical Centres

You can choose the hospital you prefer within the map

Banc de Sang i Teixits

Fundació Puigvert

C. Barraquer

H.U de Bellvitge

H. Clínic de Barcelona

H.U. Germans Trias i Pujol


Hospital del Mar

Org. Catalana de Transplantaments

Parc de Salut Mar

H. Sant Joan de Déu

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

H.U. Vall d’Hebron

H.U DR. Josep Trueta

“Lozano Blesa” de Zaragoza

H.U. Miguel Servet

Clínica San Francisco

H.U. 12 de Octubre

H.G.U Gregorio Marañón

Org. Nacional de Transplantes

H.U. Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda

European Homograft Bank 

National Center for Tissue and Cell Banking

Fondazione Banca dei Tessuti di Treviso Onlus

C.H.U A Coruña

Of. de Coordinación de Transplantes de Galicia

H.U. Marqués de Valdecilla

H.U. Central de Asturias

H.U. Virgen del Rocío

H.U. Son Dureta

SPAIN (26 Medical Centers)

Banc de Sang i Teixits

Clínica San Francisco

Fundació Puigvert

H.U. 12 de Octubre


European Homograft Bank


National Center for Tissue and Cell Banking



Fondazione Banca dei Tessuti di Treviso Onlus


USA (11 Medical Centers)

Gift of Life Institute

Life Source

Nevada Donor Network

New England Organ Bank




Gift of Life Institute

Life Source 

New England Organ Bank

Cleveland Clinic


American Association for Tissue Banks

Gift of Life Philadelphia

University of Michigan


Nevada Donor Network

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More information

In order to be accepted, students have to send their CV and a motivation letter to dyt@ub.edu

Once admitted, students should pay a fee of 100 euros before the 30th of June in order to book a place.

This fee will be discounted from the Master fee once the student formalizes the enrolment.


7500 (125 per credit ECTS)
  • Official registration
  • Educational material
  • Practicum management
  • Academic tuition


To be eligible for admission to a Master’s degree program at the University of Barcelona you need to have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent first academic degree from an internationally recognised university.


The official language of the Master is English. Other languages will be accepted for the final Master Dissertarion

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C/Baldiri Reixac, 4-8 Torre I, Planta 8

08028 Barcelona (Spain)

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