Dr Jordi Serra received his medical degree from the Universitat de Barcelona and completed his specialisation in Neurology in 1992. He then spent three years in a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Neuromuscular Unit of Good Samaritan Hospital and Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon, USA, where he specialized in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of neuropathic pain patients. He currently works as a Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology at King’s College Hospital, London.
He was cofounder and first chairman of the Neuropathic Pain Group of the Spanish Society of Neurology in 1998. He cofounded the Neuropathic Pain section of the American Academy of Neurology. He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the Spanish Society of Neurology, and the Spanish Pain Society. Dr Serra has authored many scientific articles and book chapters and serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals.
Dr Serra has produced pioneering work on the recording of abnormal activity in nerve fibres from neuropathic pain patients. His current interest lies in the study of the excitability of peripheral and central unmyelinated axons.