Imagen Dr. Ricardo Díez Valle, departamento de Neurocirugia

meet Dr. Ricardo Díez Valle

Neurosurgery Specialist
Area of Expertise: diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours

training andProfessional Career

Graduated (1989) in Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid. He was awarded his doctorate (2011) from the University of Navarra and did his Doctoral Thesis on operating on glioblastomas with fluorescence.

Neurosurgery Specialist at Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid (1995).

Neurosurgery Department Consultant at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra.

Brain Tumours Unit Coordinator.

He is currently investigating the treatment of brain tumours using fluorescence surgery, immunotherapy and the oncolytic virus, an open trial which is being carried out at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra at the moment.

His main areas of activity are Neuro-oncology and spinal column surgery. He has vast experience in brain tumour treatment with microsurgery, guided by a navigator, whilst the patient is awake. He is a specialist in spinal column surgery with microsurgery and dynamic techniques for spinal stabilisation.

Trials with modified virus against glioblastoma. [Video only available in Spanish]


As an educator

Associate professor at the University of Navarra

Accredited professor in brain tumour surgery guided by fluorescence. He has given courses for neurosurgeons in Spain and Germany.

As a researcher

Author of 10 articles in international magazines, 6 book chapters. He has given 25 presentations at specialised conferences

Member of:
  • American Association of Neurosurgery (AANS).
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS).
  • Spanish Society of Neurosurgery (SENEC).
  • Skull Base Spanish Society.



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