Jesus Rodriguez Bath, professor of the Department of Medicine of the Sevilla University, has been included in the prestigious list Highly Cited Researchers 2023. This recognition, granted by the consulting firm Clarivate, highlights those researchers whose publications are among the 1% of the most cited works in their field, placing Rodríguez Baño among the elite of global research.

Who is Jesús Rodríguez Baño

Rodriguez Bath, who also serves as head of the Infectious Diseases Service at the Virgen Macarena University Hospital and principal investigator of the Clinical Research Group on Infectious Diseases of the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBiS), has dedicated years to clinical research, combining it with his work as a doctor and teacher. His inclusion on this distinguished list is not only a tribute to his hard work, but also a testament to the impact and relevance his research has for other scientists globally.

The methodology for choosing the researchers on this list involves a rigorous analysis of the articles published in the last decade, identifying those that have reached the top 1% of citations in their area and year of publication, according to data from Web of Science. This procedure includes a preliminary phase followed by qualitative analysis and expert opinion, guaranteeing the selection of researchers whose influence is indisputable.

Rodríguez Baño's areas of specialization cover the epidemiological and clinical aspects of infections due to resistant bacteria and the use of antimicrobials. His career has been characterized by carrying out observational studies and international clinical trials.

He has been a leader in multiple national and European projects, and his team collaborates closely with both national and international research groups, including the Microbiology group at the Virgen Macarena University Hospital, led by Professor Álvaro Pascual.

His contribution to medicine

With more than 450 publications in scientific journals and the supervision of 21 doctoral theses, Rodríguez Baño has contributed significantly to the field of medicine. Among his most notable achievements is the control of infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in his hospital, the identification of risk factors for enterobacterial infections that produce extended-spectrum beta-lactamases, and the development of strategies to reduce the mortality of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.

The inclusion of Jesus Rodriguez Bath on the Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list is not only a recognition of his individual career, but also a reflection of the prestige and importance of the institutions he represents, such as the University of Seville, the first of Andalusia in number of students and the third in Spain; the Macarena Hospital and the IBiS. His work is a clear example of how clinical research, carried out with dedication and passion, can have a global impact and contribute significantly to the advancement of medical science.