Alex Soriano is Consultant of Infectious Diseases in the Infectious
Diseases Department of the Clinical and Provincial Hospital of Barcelona, Spain, since 2001. He studied medicine at the University of Barcelona and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Clinical and Provincial Hospital of Barcelona from January 1991 to December 1996. Dr Soriano also obtained a PhD in Medicine from the University of Barcelona in 2006.
Dr Soriano’s main research interest is in severe infections caused by Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of foreign-body infections, with particular interest in prosthetic joint infections. In recent years, Dr Soriano has studied the effectiveness of combination therapy versus monotherapy, using a third-generation cephalosporin in bacteraemic Pneumococcal pneumonia. He has suggested that therapy with a cephalosporin plus a macrolide or a fluoroquinolone is associated with a lower mortality rate compared with β-lactams.
Dr Soriano has also been involved in utilising new antibiotics against Gram-positive bacteria and in the use of antibiotics against erythromycin-susceptible and -resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae. He has authored several book chapters and over 300 peer-reviewed publications, and is currently the Vice President of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society (EBJIS) and Co-editor in Chief of Infectious Diseases and Therapy.