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Dr. Andrés Varela de Ugarte

Thoracic surgeon

Name: Dr. Andrés Varela de Ugarte

Profession: Thoracic Surgeon


  • Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Madrid, September 1983.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Thesis), November 1978.
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Madrid, June 1978.
  • Chief of Thoracic Surgery Service-Pulmonary Transplant, H.U. Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda (Madrid), 2008-Present.
  • Chief of Section of Thoracic Surgery-Pulmonary Transplant, Puerta de Hierro Clinic, Madrid, 1996-2007.
  • Physician Thoracic Surgery Area Specialist. Hospital Nuestra Señora del Pino. Las Palmas
  • Specialist in Thoracic Surgery by MIR system (Internal Resident Physician) in Fundación Jiménez Díaz (Ntra. Sra. De la Concepción Clinic, 1979-1983).
  • European Board of Thoracic Surgery, September 1999.


  • Hospital Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda (Madrid)
  • Hospital Universitario Quirónsalud (Madrid)
  • Hospital La Luz Quirónsalud (Madrid)


Member of the societies ESTS (European Society of Thoracic Surgeons), ISHLT (International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation), SEPAR (Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery) and NEUMOMADRID (Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgeons of Madrid).

Current reviewer of the Journals: Bronchopneumology Archives and Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

He has obtained the following awards: Personal Distinction of the Minister of Health for care work 1989, Gold Plate of the Community of Madrid to the TxP Program (2009), Health 2000 to the Health of the Community of Madrid Medical Prize (2011), Research Awards : Innovation and Progress Neumomadrid (2010 and 2011) and Neumomadrid Awards for the best published work (1981, 1985, 1988 and 1997).

In teaching activity, it has 14 Scholarship Research Projects, 5 Doctoral Theses as a director, 7 Doctoral Theses as a member, 56 courses taught, 7 national and international symposium organizations, 160 publications in national and international journals, 31 book chapters, 142 lectures / papers, 256 Communications in Congresses.

Other merits:

Examination Certificate Foreign Medical Graduation (ECFMG, 1978), current reviewer of the Archives of Bronchopneumology and Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, recognition of level IV of Professional Career as Fixed Statutory Personnel, of the Area Specialist Faculty category, specialty Thoracic Surgery , Hospital Puerta de Hierro, and corresponding Academician of the Royal National Academy of Medicine.