Dr. Raul Abella

General Surgery

29 years of experience

English, Italian & Spanish

Dr. Raul Abella, is an excellent cardiac surgeon with more than 28 years of experience. He is internationally recognized as an expert in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and for his treatment of highly complex cases – from newborn to adulthood.

He is currently the director of the Centre Internacional del Cor de Barcelona (CICB) centres at the Hospital Quirón-Dexeus and Hospital Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona.

Attended more than 100 national & international conferences as a speaker​

Professional Experience

1991-1995

Cardiovascular Surgery

Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital – Rome, Italy

1995-2001

Cardiovascular Surgery

Hesperia Hospital – Modena, Italy

2002-2009

Cardiovascular Surgery

IRCCS “Policlinico San Donato” – Milan, Italy

2009-2010

Cardiovascular Surgery

Hospital Universitario Vall d’Hebron – Barcelona, Spain

2010-present

Head of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Vall d’Hebron Hospital Universitaria

Present

Director of Centre Internacional del Cor de Barcelona (CICB)

Dexeus University Hospital

Academic Background

1986

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Universita Degli Studi Di Roma ‘La Sapienza’

1987

Morphology of Congenital Heart Disease

Ministry of Public Health and Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

1989

Cardiac Surgery Training

Homograft Preparation – Kardiocentrum Motol Prague

1991

Specialised Surgical Technique Training

Clinique de Genolier Switzerland

1996

One and One Half Ventricle Repairs

AULCI & Bambino Gesu Hospital

1999

Aortic Valve Disease and its Management: A Spectrum from In Utero to Senescence

Hesperia Hospital. Scuola Internazionale di Perfezionamento Hesperia “Dwight C McGoon – Modena, Italy

Dr. Raul Abella, Knowledge and specialization

Awards and Accreditations

1997

World Society for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery

Founding Member

1998

European Associations for Cardiothoracic Surgery

Member

Attended more than 100 national & international conferences as a speaker

More than 200 articles and publications

He has participated in more 56 humanitarian missions in 9 countries as a cardiovascular surgeon.

Publications

2019 Jan 16: Late Dissection of a Contegra Conduit: A Rare Complication.

2018 Mar 26: Selective Visceral Perfusion Improves Renal Flow and Hepatic Function in Neonatal Aortic Arch Repair.

2017 Nov 9: Characterization and Risk Factors for Aortic Dilatation in Pediatric Patients with Bicuspid Aortic Valve

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