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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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José María Caffarena Calvar

Pediatric cardiovascular surgeon
Medical Consultant in SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Expert in

Neonatal Cardiac Surgery


Spanish and English

I am a world representative in Pediatric and Neonatal Heart Surgery and have performed more than 450 anatomical corrections in newborn babies, doing transpositions of great arteries, with a mortality rate under 3%. The Department I run has a survival rate of 98% in cardiac surgery patients. From 2006 to 2010, I was the Head of the Pediatric Heart Surgery Section at Hospital La Fe, in Valencia. I have also served as head of the Heart Area and head of the Children's Cardiac Surgery Service at the Hospital de San Joan de Déu Barcelona until 2022.


  • PhD in Medicine, University of Valencia, 1996.
  • Degree in Medicine and Surgery, University of Valencia, 1986.

Scientific activity

  • I have published over 50 articles in international journals in my specialty; I have participated and collaborated in more than 300 scientific meetings, and in 1998, I was appointed as a Fellow of the European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons.
  • I was vice-president of the Spanish Society for Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease from 2006 to 2010.
  • Founder member of the World Society of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery and active member of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery. I am also a member of the Spanish Cardiovascular Surgery Society and of the Spanish Society for Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease.

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