Fernando Villagrá

Cardiologist, Interventional cardiologist, Congenital cardiac specialist

40 years of experience

Doctor speaks English, Spanish

Member of the following Societies: Spanish Society of Cardiology, Spanish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery, International College of Angiology, Societe Europeenne de Cardiologie, Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Aldo Castañeda, International European Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, International Society for Heart Transplantation. Spanish Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease. testimonial 07/14/2021 Professionals Today,1year ago, our Jairo was operated on for aortic valve stenosis when he was barely 2 months old. In such a traumatic moment we could not have been better advised by this wonderful team, professional and humanm we feel really accompanied ...

Spain, Madrid
Hospital HM Monteprincipe
How is an online consultation proceed?
  • email

    You submit a request and the Bookimed coordinator contacts you to discuss all details.

  • headset_mic
    Medical records collection

    You collect all medical records and test results and send to the Bookimed coordinator. 

  • translate
    Free translation

    Bookimed arranges free translation of your records if required and sends them to the doctor you’ve chosen.

  • search
    Evaluation of your history

    The doctor studies your records, defines treatment tactics and appoints the consultation time.

  • event
    Online consultation with a doctor

    The doctor explains the treatment program and answers all your questions. The consultation takes 30-60 minutes (with or without interpreter).

  • local_hospital
    Conclusion & treatment plan

    Afterward, you receive a plan of treatment developed according to internation guidelines and detailed recommendations.

Ask a doctor


Academic training and degrees:

Graduate in medicine and surgery. 1972.

Bachelor's Revalidation: Outstanding. Complutense University of Madrid. 1972.

Doctoral Thesis: Outstanding Cum Laude. Autonomous University of Madrid 1977.

ECFMG to practice medicine in the US. 1972.

Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist. 1977.

Professional activity:

Cardiovascular Surgery Residence, Puerta de Hierro University Hospital, Madrid, 1972-73 and 1974-77.

Residency Cardiovascular Surgery University of Connecticut, USA 1973-1974

Infant Cardiac Surgeon, attached to the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid. 1977-2007.

Head of the Children's Cardiac Surgery Service at Hospital La Zarzuela 1987-2007

Head of the Children's Cardiac Surgery Service at Montepríncipe University Hospital from 1999 to the present.

Head of the Children's Cardiovascular Surgery Service of the Hospital Universitario de La Paz, Madrid 2007-2015.

Responsible for Child Heart Surgery of the Canary Islands Health Service of the Canary Islands 2013-15

Head of the Congenital Heart Disease Unit since 1982


Refresher programs: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA: Coronary surgery, 1975. Massachussetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass, USA: Balloon pump, 1975. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA: Surgery for congenital heart disease, 1978 University of Alabama in Birmingham, Ala, USA: Congenital Heart Disease Surgery, 1978 Children's Hospital Medical Center, Boston, Mass, USA: Congenital Heart Disease Surgery, 1978 Harefield Hospital, Middlesex, England: Heart Transplantation, 1985 .AcademischZiekenhuis Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands: Surgery for pediatric arrhythmias, 1989.Hospital Pitie-Salpetriere and Jean Rostand, Paris, France: Surgery for pediatric arrhythmias, 1991.Hospital Marie-Lannelongue, Paris, France. Congenital Heart Disease Surgery, 1991.UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA: Congenital Heart Disease Surgery. Myocardial protection with hematic cardioplegia, 1995, Service de ChirurgieThoracique et Cardio-vasculaire. Hopital Enfants de la Timone. Marseille, France: Surgery of the Transposition of the Great Arteries. 1998.Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Boston, Mass, USA: Congenital Heart Disease Surgery. 2002.

Scientific activity: Publications: More than 100 in international and national journals. Books: Author of several chapters in international and national books. Communications to congresses: More than 100 in international and national congresses. Doctoral theses: Director and / or member of the tribunal of several doctoral theses. Editorial committee of scientific journals: Member of the editorial committee of Cardiovascular Surgery (Official Body of the Spanish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery), Spanish Journal of Cardiology (Official Body of the Spanish Society of Cardiology), Cardiovascular Clinic, European Journal “COR EURO-PAEU -M ”, Spanish Annals of Pediatrics and Spanish Surgery.


Procedures performed by the doctor