Imagen Dr. Jose Ignacio Herrero Santos, Departamento de Hepatologia.

meet Dr. José Ignacio Herrero Santos

Internal Medicine Specialist
Area of Expertise: hepatic transplants

training andProfessional Career

Graduated (1988) and was awarded his doctorate (1996) in Medicine, with distinction by the University of Navarra. He works as an Internal Medicine Specialist at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra.

He has a Diploma of Honour from the European Board of Medicine for Transplants.

He carried out his residences in order to complete his training in the Hepatic Transplant Unit of the The Queen Elizabeth Hospital de Birmingham (United Kingdom), the University of Michigan Medical Center at the Universidad de Michigan (USA), the Presbyterian University Hospital at the Universidad de Pittsburgh (USA) and the Northwestern University Hospital (Chicago, USA)

He now works as a specialist in the Hepatology Unit in the Internal Medicine Department at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra.

He is a researcher at the Centre of Biomedical Research in the Network of Hepatic and Digestive Nurses (CIBER-EHD). His main areas of research are hepatic transplants, hepatic damage and hepatocarcinoma. He has participated in more than 10 clinical trials in Hepatology, mainly focused on hepatic transplants. He has participated in more than 10 research studies in Hepatology.

  • Hepatic Transplants
  • Hepatocarcinoma
  • Hepatic damage

New technique of living donor liver transplantation. [Video only available in Spanish]


As an educator

Titular professor at the University of Navarra Faculty of Medicine.

As a researcher

Author of more than 200 speeches and presentations at national and international conferences. 

Author of more than 75 articles and book chapters.

  • Spanish Society for Internal Medicine
  • Basque-Navarra Society for Digestive Pathology
  • Spanish Association for Liver Study
  • Spanish Society for Hepatic Transplants
  • Spanish Society for Transplants
  • European Association for Liver Study
  • European Society for Organ Transplant
  • International Society for Liver Transplant
  • Transplant Society
  • American Association for the study of Liver Diseases
  • Member of the Joint Directive and Secretary of the Scientific Committee for the Spanish Society for Hepatic Transplants 2009-2013
  • Speaker for Scientific Committee of the Spanish Association for Liver Study since 2009



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