Founder of the Sleep Clinic
Dr. Eduard Estivill is the founder of the Estivill Sleep Clinic. He is a Neurophysiologist and Pediatrician, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona (1973), and European Specialist in Sleep Medicine.
In his first professional stage, he worked as a neuropediatrician in the hospitals of Valle Hebron and San Juan de Dios (both in Barcelona) for 16 years. Driven by his interest in the study of sleep, he decided to broaden his knowledge at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit (USA) under the guidance of the prestigious specialist Tomas Roth.
Upon his arrival in Barcelona in 1988, with his great entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm, together with Dr. Consuelo Almenar, proposed to open the Sleep Clinic, being the Dexeus Institute (by the hand of Dr. Josep Maria Dexeus) who integrated it into its medical staff, with full confidence, although it was a very unknown specialty at that time.
With great leadership skills, Dr. Estivill started with a team of great and essential colleagues. They shared a great passion for the specialty.
This was the basic ingredient to start the project, which the doctor made grow with personal effort and commitment.
His way of working from the beginning has been maintained over time, which gives an unmistakable and unique seal to the clinic: great scientific rigor, research spirit and an easy and accessible communication of the basics of sleep, from the information given to the patient at the visit, to lectures, workshops or conferences.
A close and empathetic treatment with the patient and the never-ending interest to keep learning, continue to be the values that sustain the unique personality of the Clinic.