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Dr. Francisco Javier Moradiellos

Thoracic Surgeon

Name: Francisco Javier Moradiellos Díez

Position: Thoracic surgeon


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid.
  • Specialist in Thoracic Surgery Degree at the 12 de Octubre University Hospital.
  • Master in management of clinical units.
  • Fellow of the European Board of Thoracic Surgeons

Current position:

  • Head of the Thoracic Surgery Service of the Quirónsalud University Hospital Madrid.
  • Head of Thoracic Surgery Service at Hospital La Luz.
  • Head of Thoracic Surgery Service at Ruber Juan Bravo Hospital.
  • Head of the Thoracic Surgery Service at Quirónsalud Sur Hospital.
  • Assistant Doctor on leave from the Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplant Service at the Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda Hospital (Madrid).
  • Associate Professor of Thoracic Surgery (Respiratory Subject) in the Degree of Medicine. European University of Madrid.
  • Collaborating Professor of Thoracic Surgery in the Degree of Medicine. Autonomous University of Madri


  • Hospital Universitario Quirónsalud Madrid
  • Hospital La Luz
  • Hospital Ruber Juan Bravo
  • Hospital Quirónsalud Sur


Dr. Moradiellos has more than 15 years of professional experience as a specialist in the field of thoracic surgery, lung transplants and research. In the academic field he has published more than 50 national and international scientific papers in journals of impact and more than 100 participations in scientific conferences with original and invited papers, being a member of the most relevant scientific societies. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 chapters of books and monographs, and has directed several international workshops. His research experience has been mainly in the field of thoracic oncological surgery and lung transplantation, with several research projects funded.

In 2009 he performed the first exvivo pulmonary perfusion of human lungs from donors in uncontrolled cardiac arrest (Maastricht Type I) and in 2011 the first portable exvivo pulmonary transplantation (OCS System) that allows human lungs to be operated outside the body, while they are transferred to the implanting hospital. He has been the principal investigator of the international multicenter trial INSPIRE on portable lung perfusion.

In 2013 he was awarded the “Excellence in Research” prize by the Foundation for Biomedical Research at the Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda University Hospital. In 2015 he performed the first robotic lung resection in Spain, leading, since then, the activity of robot-assisted thoracic surgery in our country. In 2016 he was awarded the “Prize for innovation and progress in the field of pneumology and thoracic surgery” by Neumomadrid. He has been included in Forbes magazine’s list of the “100 best doctors in Spain” for the last two years 2018 and 2019.