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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

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

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Stefano Congiu

Pediatric cardiovascular surgeon
Head of Cardiac Surgery Service

Expert in

Neonatal Cardiac Surgery

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English, Spanish, Catalan and Italian

Some of the challenges I face in my career include reducing mortality rates and improving morbidity rates in sick patients with complex congenital heart diseases. I also work towards reducing the risk of post-operative infections and implementing new technologies in patients with cardiac malformations. The implementation of  cardiac care programmes and humanitarian care programmes and postings in developing countries are also essential parts of my work.


  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery Consultant at the Leeds General Infirmary since 2012.
  • Specialist Registrar in Congenital Cardiac Surgery at Leeds General Infirmary Hospital from 2009 until 2011.
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Assistant at the  SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital, 2007–2008.
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital, 2005–2007.
  • Pediatric Cardiac Surgery A+E doctor at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, 2004–2008.

International experience

  • Volunteer work in India with Healing Little Hearts (Amravati 2015, Pune 2016, Goa 2016).
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (UPMC), 2008.

Scientific activity

Chapters in the following books:

  • Appunti in Cardiochirurgia (in Italian), 2016.
  • Handbook of emergencies in adult cardiac surgery, 2015.


  • "Master and Back, Use of the Cryoangioplasty in the treatment for Aortic Coarctation". Principal Investigator. Availability: €30,000, 2006–2008
  • European Society of Cardiology. Acute Coronary Syndrome Study Patient: 1000. Data Collector officer, 2000–2004.
  • European Society of Cardiology. Cardiac failure Study Patient: 1000. Data Collector officer, 1999–2002.


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  • Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds since 2012.

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