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María Clara Escobar Díaz

Maria Clara Escobar Díaz, Fetal and Pediatric Cardiologist at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

María Clara Escobar Díaz

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Pediatric and Fetal Cardiologist
Expert in:
Fetal Cardiology

English and Spanish

My main interest in pediatric cardiology is the diagnosis and care of congenital heart disease from fetal life. I decided to specialise in this area after a stay in Fetal Cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital, one of the most important centres for Pediatric Cardiology in the world.

My main goals are being able to monitor patients during pregnancy and find out how they progress after birth. Teamwork with the Maternal-fetal Medicine group allows us to diagnose not only heart disease, but also any associated defects patients may have, in order to begin preparing their families before the birth.

Accompanying the family from the time of diagnosis in prenatal life creates a very special bond, which makes the care of the child even better. My work as a cardiologist focusing on neonatology in the Pediatric Intensive Care Department at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital allows me to follow these patients up after they are born and accompany the families during hospital admission and, finally, in the outpatient clinic.

My main goal is to use all my knowledge to improve the care and wellbeing of patients with heart disease and their families.


  • Specialist in Pediatric Cardiology, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia, 2014-2015.
  • Master's in Pediatric Cardiology, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain, 2002-2005.
  • Degree in Medicine (Pediatrics), CES University, Medellín, Colombia, 1999-2002.

International experience

  • Pediatric cardiologist, Clínica CardioVID, Medellín, Colombia 2015-2017.
  • Clinical Research in Fetal Cardiology, Boston Children's Hospital, USA, 2011-2014.
  • Certificate in Applied Biostatistics, Harvard Catalyst, Boston, USA, 2013-2014.

Scientific activity