Pneumologist and medical researcher

Medical Profile

  • Graduated in Naples and specialized in Pisa, Dr. EVA POLVERINO has been working since 2003 in Barcelona where she has worked at her PhD thesis.

  • Respiratory pathophysiologist and pulmonologist specialized in the field of respiratory infections, she is currently the Head of Assembly 10 ("respiratory infections") in the European Respiratory Society (ERS).

  • Worldwide key opinion leader in the field of bronchiectasis she is the author of the first and unique international (European) guidelines for diagnosis and therapy of this condition. Moreover, she is the co-chair of the European Registry of Bronchiectasis (EMBARC).

  • Investigator involved in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, she is involved in several projects of the European Union for the control of multi-resistant infections, the development of new therapies and the correct use of antibiotics.

  • She is a promoting the development and diffusion of respiratory physiotherapy in Spain with the aim of controlling symptoms of chronic respiratory diseases, and has published several scientific manuscripts on the subject.

  • Expert in the field of pneumonia, she has run the outpatient Clinic for the management and follow-up of community-acquired pneumonia at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona for almost 10 years and has published more than 60 publications on the subject.

  • Author of more than 100 scientific publications and speaker at numerous congresses and medical training courses in Pneumology both nationally (Spain, Italy, Latin America) and internationally (ERS, ATS, TSANZSRS, ALAT), today she is an active investigator but also the director of the Italo-Catalan Medical Center (ItaCa) and as trusted doctor of the Italian Consulate in Barcelona.

Health care services:

Respiratory diseases clinic with particular expertise in acute (pneumonia, bronchitis, etc.) and chronic respiratory infections, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and asthma.

Pulmonologist Eva Polverino

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branch of medicine dedicated to the study of respiratory diseases.


potentially severe lung infection that can be mono- or bilateral that in some cases requires hospitalization (more severe cases). It is an lung infection usually caused by bacteria or, less frequently, by viruses or fungi. The infection typically occurs by contagion from other people or as a result of sudden changes in temperature.

The most common symptoms of pneumonia are fever, cough, expectoration, malaise, chest pain, nausea and vomiting. The treatment involves antibiotic therapy in most cases.


chronic airway disease characterized by permanent dilations of the bronchi and in most cases by chronic cough and sputum, frequent or chronic respiratory infections, fatigue and breathlessness.

Cystic Fibrosis:

genetic and hereditary disease that is characterized by an altered salt content in body secretions (sweat, respiratory secretions, etc.).

Normally first disease manifestations already appear since the first months of life, but symptoms can occur even in adulthood (usually mild cases of the disease). Despite the spread of prenatal screening and new therapies, cystic fibrosis is unfortunately still a life-threatening systemic disease today. The most common symptoms are respiratory (cough, sputum, recurrent infections, bronchiectasis), digestive (pancreatic insufficiency, ileum, etc.) and affect the reproductive system (male infertility, etc.).


is a group of congenital diseases (from birth) or secondary to specific diseases or therapies (chemotherapy, etc.) that result in poor functioning of the immune system (our defences). Patients suffering from some kind of immunodeficiency have a high risk of contracting infections of various types and in particular respiratory and digestive and can develop bronchiectasis as a common chronic clinical manifestation.

COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease):

chronic inflammatory disease usually secondary to tobacco smoke, mainly characterized by breathlessness (dyspnea) especially with efforts, cough and chronic sputum in many cases.


chronic inflammatory airway disease that is usually characterized by acute attacks of breathlessness, especially in case of exertion or exposure to allergens (respiratory allergies) and respiratory wheezing.


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