The head of the Tobacco Control Unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology, Esteve Fernández, was awarded the “Professional Excellence” award from the Barcelona College of Physicians (CoMB) in the 2022 edition, which awarded 51 doctors and four healthcare teams from the Barcelona regions. The winners stand out for excellence and quality in their professional activity. Specifically, Fernández has been awarded for his long professional career in the field of tobacco control, specifically related to prevention, research or university training in his epidemiologist aspect, among others.

The CoMB awards professionals in six different categories: hospital care medicine, primary care medicine, medicine from other care settings, biomedical research, medical education, and humanity, cooperation and management. Likewise, four prizes are awarded to care teams, to learn about the leadership and excellence of doctors who work as a team. You can access the list of winners of this year’s edition clicking the following link.

What are the Professional Excellence Awards?

The Professional Excellence Awards have been conducted since 2004 at the discretion of juries made up of renowned doctors, and are the recognition of the medical profession to healthcare professionals and teams that have stood out for an exemplary

track record of top-quality practice and for the praise of the values that make up medical professionalism. The CoMB awards value trajectories based on honesty, commitment, altruism, integrity, a job well done and excellence. Throughout all these years, 805 professionals and 41 teams have received these awards.

We congratulate Esteve Fernández on this recognition!

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