Gonzalo Varela, MD, 
PhD, 
MSc (Thoracic Surgery)

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Salamanca University Hospital, Salamanca, Spain

Prof. Varela achieved his Master’s Degree in University of Navarra in 1975, PhD 
in Autonomous University of Madrid in 1986, and MSc, 
 Health Care Management in University of Cantabria 
in 2001. He is currently the Chief of the Thoracic Surgery Service and Professor of Thoracic Surgery 
in Salamanca University Hospital and Medical School since 2006. 

BOARD CERTIFICATION 

•   European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (FETCS), 1998 

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES AND BOARDS 

•   President of
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (June 2015)


•   Associate Editor in European Journal of Cardio‐thoracic Surgery. (2011‐present)

National Board of Medical Specialists 
•   Vice‐president. of National Committee for Thoracic Surgery (1996‐Present):
•   Vice‐President of Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery  (2011‐present)


During the past 5 years, Prof. Varela has published about 40 original articles in peer-reviewed articles.