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Dr. Paula Aguilera Peiró
Dr. Paula Aguilera Peiró

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Prestige and recognitions

Dr. Paula Aguilera is a renowned specialist in Dermatology. She has extensive training in different areas of the specialty, being an expert in Phototherapy and Photobiology, as well as genetic counseling in family melanoma and porphyrias. On the other hand, it develops an important research work in the field of family melanoma and photoprotective therapies. In this sense, she is the author of several publications in national and foreign journals, as well as several chapters in books of recognized national prestige.

She has also been a speaker at more than 25 national and international conferences. He currently works at the Dermatological Diagnosis Center and is responsible for the Phototherapy and Photobiology Unit at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.


Organization of national courses on epiluminiscence microscopy.

Organization of international courses (Advanced Course of Dermoscopy, World Congress of the International Dermoscopy Society).

Collaboration with the European Academy of Dermatovenereology and the American Academy of Dermatology.

Academic titles

Bachelor of Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona - Vall d'Hebrón Hospital (1996 - 2002). Last year of the degree course held at the Università degli Studi di Padova (2002).

Specialist in Dermatology and Venereology at the Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona - University of Barcelona (2003 - 2007).

Principal Investigator of the project entitled "Molecular characterization of sporadic and familial melanoma, study of the value of a photoprotective orally in patients at risk". Monographic Consultation on Genetic Counseling in Family Melanoma (2007 - 2010).

Contract by the Fundació Clínic for training in Research. Development and participation in projects within the Melanoma Unit. Monographic Consultation of Genetic Counseling in Family Melanoma (2010 - 2012.)

Collaborating researcher in the Ciber Project: "Development of an in vivo murine model of human skin analogue of patients with mutations in CDKN2A to study the effect of UV radiation and possible topical or systemic photoprotective therapies".

He completed the thesis "Elaboration of a model for the ex vivo mapping of melanoma based on dermatoscopy", obtaining the qualification of excellent.

Doctor in Medicine and Surgery (2008 - 2014).

Professional experience

More than 10 years of experience.

Specialist in Dermatology at the Dermatological Diagnosis Center.

Head of the Phototherapy and Photobiology Unit. Specialist in Dermatology - Deputy physician of the Dermatology Department of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

Specialist in Pediatric Dermatology and pigmented lesions, in Dermik, Barcelona.

Deputy Medical Dermatologist at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. Head of the Phototherapy and Photobiology Unit. Monographic consultation of Porphyrias and genetic counseling in Family Melanoma. Responsible for the Unit of Porphyrias, reference unit at international level.


  • Skin cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Nevus, atypical nevi, congenital nevi
  • Digital dermatoscopy
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Phototherapy and Photobiology
  • Genetic counseling in Family Melanoma and Porphyrias

Conferences and publications

Several publications in national and foreign journals.

Different chapters in books of recognized national prestige.

Speaker in more than 25 national and international conferences.

More than 200 articles and digital content published.

Member of scientific societies

Member of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV).

Member of the Melanoma Genetic Consortium (GENOMEL).

Member of the International Dermoscopy Society (IDS).

Member of the Spanish Pediatric Dermatology Group (GEDP).

Recent publications

Acquired erythropoietic uroporphyria secondary to myelodysplastic syndrome with chromosome 3 alterations. A case report.

Podlipnik S, Guijarro F, Combalia A, To-Figueras J, Badenas C, Costa D, Rozman M, Jorge S,Aguilera P, Gaya A.
Br J Dermatol. 2017 Sep 2. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15927. [Epub ahead of print]

Direct-acting antivirals for hepatitis C virus induce a rapid clinical and biochemical remission ofporphyria cutanea tarda.

Combalia A, To-Figueras J, Laguno M, Martínez-Rebollar M, Aguilera P.
Br J Dermatol. 2017 Mar 29. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15502. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
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Human immunodeficiency virus and risk of porphyria cutanea tarda: a possible association examined in a large hospital.

Aguilera P, Laguno M, To-Figueras J.
Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2016 Mar;32(2):93-7. doi: 10.1111/phpp.12222. Epub 2015 Dec 15.
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Late-onset cutaneous porphyria in a patient heterozygous for a uroporphyrinogen III synthase gene mutation.

Aguilera P, Badenas C, Whatley SD, To-Figueras J.
Br J Dermatol. 2016 Dec;175(6):1346-1350. doi: 10.1111/bjd.14675. Epub 2016 Aug 11.

[Acute intermittent porphyria: Long-term follow up of 35 patients].

Herrero C, Badenas C, Aguilera P, To-Figueras J.
Med Clin (Barc). 2015 Oct 21;145(8):332-7. doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2014.06.012. Epub 2014 Sep 4. Spanish.
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Treatment of chronic hepatitis with boceprevir leads to remission of porphyria cutanea tarda.

Aguilera P, Laguno M, To-Figueras J.
Br J Dermatol. 2014 Dec;171(6):1595-6. doi: 10.1111/bjd.13376. Epub 2014 Sep 24. No abstract available.
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Adrenal hormonal imbalance in acute intermittent porphyria patients: results of a case control study.

Pozo OJ, Marcos J, Fabregat A, Ventura R, Casals G, Aguilera P, Segura J, To-Figueras J.
Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2014 Apr 16;9:54. doi: 10.1186/1750-1172-9-54.
Free PMC Article

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Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry profiling of steroids in urine of patients with acute intermittent porphyria.

Casals G, Marcos J, Pozo ÓJ, Aguilera P, Herrero C, To-Figueras J.
Clin Biochem. 2013 Jun;46(9):819-24. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2013.03.001. Epub 2013 Mar 13.
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Comprehensive analysis of the tryptophan metabolome in urine of patients with acute intermittent porphyria.

Gomez-Gomez A, Marcos J, Aguilera P, To-Figueras J, Pozo OJ.
J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2017 Aug 15;1060:347-354. doi: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2017.06.030. Epub 2017 Jun 19.
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Efficacy of a Daily Protective Moisturizer with High UVB and UVA Photoprotection in Decreasing Ultraviolet Damage: Evaluation by Reflectance Confocal Microscopy.

Gomes-Neto A, Aguilera P, Prieto L, Seité S, Moyal D, Carrera C, Malvehy J, Puig S.
Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Nov 15;97(10):1196-1201. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2736.
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Resolution of aquagenic pruritus with intermittent UVA/NBUVB combined therapy.

Morgado-Carrasco D, Riera-Monroig J, Fustà-Novell X, Podlipnik S, Aguilera P.
Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2017 Sep;33(5):291-292. doi: 10.1111/phpp.12320. Epub 2017 Jul 11. No abstract available.
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Porokeratosis ptychotropica responding to photodynamic therapy: An alternative treatment for a refractory disease.

Fustà-Novell X, Podlipnik S, Combalia A, Morgado-Carrasco D, Ferrando J, Mascaró JM Jr, Aguilera P.
Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2017 Sep;33(5):271-274. doi: 10.1111/phpp.12319. Epub 2017 Jun 20.
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Patterns of distribution of giant congenital melanocytic nevi (GCMN): The 6B rule.

Martins da Silva VP, Marghoob A, Pigem R, Carrera C, Aguilera P, Puig-Butillé JA, Puig S, Malvehy J.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Apr;76(4):689-694. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.05.042.
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AURKA Overexpression Is Driven by FOXM1 and MAPK/ERK Activation in Melanoma Cells Harboring BRAF or NRAS Mutations: Impact on Melanoma Prognosis and Therapy.

Puig-Butille JA, Vinyals A, Ferreres JR, Aguilera P, Cabré E, Tell-Martí G, Marcoval J, Mateo F, Palomero L, Badenas C, Piulats JM, Malvehy J, Pujana MA, Puig S, Fabra À.
J Invest Dermatol. 2017 Jun;137(6):1297-1310. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2017.01.021. Epub 2017 Feb 7.
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Association Between Confocal Morphologic Classification and Clinical Phenotypes of Multiple Primary and Familial Melanomas.

Grazziotin TC, Alarcon I, Bonamigo RR, Carrera C, Potrony M, Aguilera P, Puig-Butillé JA, Brito J, Badenas C, Alós L, Malvehy J, Puig S.
JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Oct 1;152(10):1099-1105. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.1189.
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