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Dr. Susana Puig Sardá
Dr. Susana Puig Sardà

Medical Management in Diagnosis Dermatologica

Collegiate number: 25916

Nrs: E08610550

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Prestige and recognitions

Dr. Susana Puig is a world leader in the field of diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and skin cancer with a proven experience in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of these patients. She is an expert in genetics and immunology applied to dermatology.

World leader in non-invasive diagnostic techniques, is an expert in dermatoscopy, confocal microscopy, digital tracking among others. He is currently Head of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and leader of the research group "Melanoma: Image, Genetics and Immunology" of IDIBAPS.

She is the dermatologist with the highest annual scientific production (2015-2016) in Spain with more than 300 international publications, more than 1000 points of impact factor, more than 8000 citations and h 50 index.


Professor at the University of Barcelona, undergraduate and postgraduate.

Scientific director and principal investigator of more than 30 projects in genetics, melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, locally advanced basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, alopecia, non-invasive diagnosis, biomedicine, biophotonics and other areas.

Director of 9 doctoral theses, 14 final works of master and 10 final works of degree.

Director of the annual Fundamental dermatoscopy courses (https://sbc-congresos.com) started in 1998.

Director of Advanced Biannual Dermatoscopy courses.

Professor and speaker at congresses of the Academy.

Academic titles

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Excellent qualification.

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery Excellent Cum Laude.

Extraordinary doctorate award.

Dermatology Specialist.

Professional experience

More than 25 years of experience in Dermatology being currently the Head of Service of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and Co-Director of Dermatological Diagnosis.


Melanoma (prevention, early diagnosis, treatment).

Nevus, atypical nevi, congenital nevi.

Non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis).

Other skin tumors.

Dermatological diagnostic techniques (dermatoscopy and confocal, multispectral microscopy).

Diagnosis and treatment of facial spots.

Genetic counseling.

Diagnosis of complex processes.

Advanced therapies (immunological, target, photodynamic).

Dermatological surgery.

Conferences and publications

Author of more than 350 scientific publications in the most prestigious journals in the world in skin cancer and dermatological diagnosis.

Editor of 2 diagnostic books and author of more than 50 book chapters in this field.

President of the world congress of dermatoscopy.

Author of more than 100 national and international scientific conferences.

Member of scientific societies

She is a board member of the International Dermoscopy Society (IDS), of the Steering Committee of the Melanoma Group of the EORTC, of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV), of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV), of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), of the Latin American College of Dermatology (CILAD), of the International Society of Teledermatology (IST), of the Spanish Society of Human Genetics (SEGH), of the European Association of Dermatoncology (EADO) ), of the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology SEOM) and of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO). Member of research consortiums such as GenoMel, BioGenomel, MSkip and Melanostrum.

Recent publications

Should immediate lymphadenectomy be discontinued in patients with metastasis of a melanoma in the sentinel lymph node? Report of the results of the Multicenter Selective Lymphadenectomy Trial-II.

Moreno-Ramírez D, Vidal-Sicart S, Puig S, Malvehy J.

Med Clin (Barc). 2017 Oct 28. pii: S0025-7753(17)30720-0. doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2017.08.013. [Epub ahead of print] English, Spanish. No abstract available.


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Clinical and dermoscopic characterization of pediatric and childhood melanomas. Multicenter study of 52 cases.

Carrera C, Scope A, Dusza SW, Argenziano G, Nazzaro G, Phan A, Tromme I, Rubegni P, Malvehy J, Puig S, Marghoob AA.

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Oct 9. pii: S0190-9622(17)32475-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.09.065. [Epub ahead of print]


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Sentinel lymph node biopsy versus observation in thick melanoma: A multicenter propensity score matching study.

Boada A, Tejera-Vaquerizo A, Ribero S, Puig S, Moreno-Ramírez D, Descalzo-Gallego MA, Fierro MT, Quaglino P, Carrera C, Malvehy J, Vidal-Sicart S, Bennássar A, Rull R, Alos L, Requena C, Bolumar I, Traves V, Pla Á, Fernández-Figueras MT, Ferrándiz C, Pascual I, Manzano JL, Sánchez-Lucas M, Giménez-Xavier P, Ferrandiz L, Nagore E.

Int J Cancer. 2017 Sep 27. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31078. [Epub ahead of print]


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Melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) polymorphisms' influence on size and dermoscopic features of nevi.

Vallone MG, Tell-Marti G, Potrony M, Rebollo-Morell A, Badenas C, Puig-Butille JA, Gimenez-Xavier P, Carrera C, Malvehy J, Puig S.

Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2017 Sep 26. doi: 10.1111/pcmr.12646. [Epub ahead of print]


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Germline Variation at CDKN2A and Associations with Nevus Phenotypes among Members of Melanoma Families.

Taylor NJ, Mitra N, Goldstein AM, Tucker MA, Avril MF, Azizi E, Bergman W, Bishop DT, Bressac-de Paillerets B, Bruno W, Calista D, Cannon-Albright LA, Cuellar F, Cust AE, Demenais F, Elder DE, Gerdes AM, Ghiorzo P, Grazziotin TC, Hansson J, Harland M, Hayward NK, Hocevar M, Höiom V, Ingvar C, Landi MT, Landman G, Larre-Borges A, Leachman SA, Mann GJ, Nagore E, Olsson H, Palmer JM, Perić B, Pjanova D, Pritchard A, Puig S, van der Stoep N, Wadt KAW, Whitaker L, Yang XR, Newton Bishop JA, Gruis NA, Kanetsky PA; GenoMEL Study Group.

J Invest Dermatol. 2017 Aug 19. pii: S0022-202X(17)32759-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2017.07.829. [Epub ahead of print]


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Seven Non-melanoma Features to Rule Out Facial Melanoma.

Tschandl P, Gambardella A, Boespflug A, Deinlein T, de Giorgi V, Kittler H, Lallas A, Malvehy J, Moscarella E, Puig S, Scalvenzi M, Thomas L, Zalaudek I, Alfano R, Argenziano G.

Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Nov 15;97(10):1219-1224. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2759.


Multispectral imaging system based on light-emitting diodes for the detection of melanomas and basal cell carcinomas: a pilot study (erratum).

Delpueyo X, Vilaseca M, Royo S, Ares M, Rey-Barroso L, Sanabria F, Puig S, Malvehy J, Pellacani G, Noguero F, Solomita G, Bosch T.

J Biomed Opt. 2017 Jul 1;22(7):79801. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.7.079801.


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Dermoscopy, Digital Dermoscopy and Other Diagnostic Tools in the Early Detection of Melanoma and Follow-up of High-risk Skin Cancer Patients.

Thomas L, Puig S.

Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Jul 5. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2719. [Epub ahead of print]


Multispectral imaging system based on light-emitting diodes for the detection of melanomas and basal cell carcinomas: a pilot study.

Delpueyo X, Vilaseca M, Royo S, Ares M, Rey-Barroso L, Sanabria F, Puig S, Pellacani G, Noguero F, Solomita G, Bosch T.

J Biomed Opt. 2017 Jun 1;22(6):65006. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.6.065006.


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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.


Whole-body imaging of lymphovascular niches identifies pre-metastatic roles of midkine.

Olmeda D, Cerezo-Wallis D, Riveiro-Falkenbach E, Pennacchi PC, Contreras-Alcalde M, Ibarz N, Cifdaloz M, Catena X, Calvo TG, Cañón E, Alonso-Curbelo D, Suarez J, Osterloh L, Graña O, Mulero F, Megías D, Cañamero M, Martínez-Torrecuadrada JL, Mondal C, Di Martino J, Lora D, Martinez-Corral I, Bravo-Cordero JJ, Muñoz J, Puig S, Ortiz-Romero P, Rodriguez-Peralto JL, Ortega S, Soengas MS.

Nature. 2017 Jun 28;546(7660):676-680. doi: 10.1038/nature22977.


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Functional characterization of a multi-cancer risk locus on chr5p15.33 reveals regulation of TERT by ZNF148.

Fang J, Jia J, Makowski M, Xu M, Wang Z, Zhang T, Hoskins JW, Choi J, Han Y, Zhang M, Thomas J, Kovacs M, Collins I, Dzyadyk M, Thompson A, O'Neill M, Das S, Lan Q, Koster R; PanScan Consortium; TRICL Consortium; GenoMEL Consortium, Stolzenberg-Solomon RS, Kraft P, Wolpin BM, Jansen PWTC, Olson S, McGlynn KA, Kanetsky PA, Chatterjee N, Barrett JH, Dunning AM, Taylor JC, Newton-Bishop JA, Bishop DT, Andresson T, Petersen GM, Amos CI, Iles MM, Nathanson KL, Landi MT, Vermeulen M, Brown KM, Amundadottir LT.

Nat Commun. 2017 May 2;8:15034. doi: 10.1038/ncomms15034.


Dermoscopic Clues for Diagnosing Melanomas That Resemble Seborrheic Keratosis.

Carrera C, Segura S, Aguilera P, Scalvenzi M, Longo C, Barreiro A, Broganelli P, Cavicchini S, Llambrich A, Zaballos P, Thomas L, Malvehy J, Puig S, Zalaudek I.

JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Jun 1;153(6):544-551. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.0129.


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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.


Prognostic role of the histological subtype of melanoma on the hands and feet in Caucasians.

Carrera C, Gual A, Díaz A, Puig-Butillé JA, Noguès S, Vilalta A, Conill C, Rull R, Vilana R, Arguis P, Vidal-Sicart S, Alós L, Palou J, Castel T, Malvehy J, Puig S.

Melanoma Res. 2017 Aug;27(4):315-320. doi: 10.1097/CMR.0000000000000340.


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Familial Melanoma Associated with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome and Atypical Mole Syndrome: Total-body Digital Photography, Dermoscopy and Confocal Microscopy.

Giavedoni P, Ririe M, Carrera C, Puig S, Malvehy J.

Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Jun 9;97(6):720-723. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2639.


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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Two intermittent vismodegib dosing regimens in patients with multiple basal-cell carcinomas (MIKIE): a randomised, regimen-controlled, double-blind, phase 2 trial.

Dréno B, Kunstfeld R, Hauschild A, Fosko S, Zloty D, Labeille B, Grob JJ, Puig S, Gilberg F, Bergström D, Page DR, Rogers G, Schadendorf D.

Lancet Oncol. 2017 Mar;18(3):404-412. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(17)30072-4. Epub 2017 Feb 8.


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Update on dermoscopy of Spitz/Reed naevi and management guidelines by the International Dermoscopy Society.

Lallas A, Apalla Z, Ioannides D, Lazaridou E, Kyrgidis A, Broganelli P, Alfano R, Zalaudek I, Argenziano G; International Dermoscopy Society.

Br J Dermatol. 2017 Sep;177(3):645-655. doi: 10.1111/bjd.15339. Epub 2017 Jul 19. Review.


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IRF4 rs12203592 functional variant and melanoma survival.

Potrony M, Rebollo-Morell A, Giménez-Xavier P, Zimmer L, Puig-Butille JA, Tell-Marti G, Sucker A, Badenas C, Carrera C, Malvehy J, Schadendorf D, Puig S.

Int J Cancer. 2017 Apr 15;140(8):1845-1849. doi: 10.1002/ijc.30605. Epub 2017 Feb 6.


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