She obtained her Bachelor´s degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Valencia (Spain) in 2003. Between 2005 and 2009 she completed her pediatric residency at the General University Hospital in Valencia and specialized during her last year in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. During 2009 she enjoyed a 4 month clinical fellowship at the Pediatric Nutrition and Metabolic Disease Unit at the Hospital La Paz in Madrid and a 3 month clinical fellowship at the Pediatric Liver Unit at the King´s College Hospital in London, thanks to two grants from the Spanish Society of Pediatrics. In November 2009 she obtained a grant from the Health Research Institute of the University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe (ISS La Fe) to develop her PhD in neonatology, supervised by Dr. Máximo Vento, head of the Neonatal Unit and Dr. J.V Castell, head of the Experimental Hepatology Unit. Since then she is working on her PhD, focused on the mechanisms underlying the failure of response to pharmacological closure of the ductus in the preterm, ibuprofen pharmacokinetics of the preterm and the application of metabolomics in the neonatal patent ductus arteriosus. Her research has been focused on developmental pharmacology and application of metabolomics to neonatology. Since 2009 she is a member of the Neonatal Research Group (coordinated by Dr. M. Vento), the Spanish Pediatric Society and the Spanish Neonatal Society.
Most relevant publications
M. Castell, G. Quintás, B. Fernández-Tudela, M. Cernada, M. Vento, Novel approach for the management of the preterm patent ductus arteriosus: urinary metabolomics based strategy, Pediatrics (2012), submitted manuscript.
M. Cernada, M. Aguar, M. Brugada, A. Gutierrez, J.L. López, M. Castell, M. Vento, Ventilator-associated pneumonia in newborn infants diagnosed with aninvasive broncho-alveolar lavage technique: a prospective controlled study, Pediatric critical care medine 13 (2012).
I. Ros Arnal, M. Herrero Álvarez, M. Castell Miñana, E- López Ruzafa, R. Galera Martínez, A. Moráis López, Sistematic Assesment of the Nutritional Status in childhood, Acta Pediatr Esp. 2011.