Carlos-A. Mestres

Dr. Carlos – A. Mestres was born in Barcelona on the 27th of September 1956. He is a Staff Physician, Consultant at the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi (UAE) and has over three decades of experience in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. He has shown particular interest in inflammatory and infectious diseases of the cardiovascular system in addition to the regular practice in all areas of surgery. This includes infective endocarditis and primary and secondary vascular infections. He has been working in the field of homograft tissue for cardiovascular replacement and repair.

He is an external assessor of the Hospital Clinico Endocarditis Working Group, the pioneer in cooperative work in the field in Spain and Europe, active for over three decades. Dr. Mestres has participated in the development of cardiovascular tissue banking in Spain, as the tissue bank at the Hospital Clinico was the first of its kind in the country and a pioneer in Europe. Currently Dr. Mestres has authored and co-authored over 250 international publications in peer-reviewed journals, 110 domestic publications in Spanish journals and over 30 chapters in books.

Dr. Mestres is an active clinical surgeon. He participates in teaching of surgical residents in the foundations of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery and has extensive experience in academic and scientific activities as Past Editor-in-Chief of the Spanish Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery (2004-2012), Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EJCTS) and The Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals. Furthermore he is a reviewer and board member for major cardiovascular journals as The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (JTCVS), The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (ATS) and The Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (IJTCVS) among others. Dr. Mestres received his medical degree in 1979 and his PhD in 1988 from the University of Barcelona.

Among other positions he has been a Foreign Teaching Fellow at the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, National University of Singapore (1990-1991), Visiting Professor, The Third Teaching Hospital, Beijing Medical University, Beijing (PRC – 1993 and 1994) and Visiting Professor, Tajoura National Heart Centre, Tajoura, Tripoli (Libya -2006-2010).

He holds the Spanish Certificates in Thoracic Surgery (1982) and Cardiovascular Surgery (1988) and The European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (FEBTCS – 1988). He has been proudly and actively engaged in the activities of the International Society for Cardiovascular Infectious Diseases (ISCVID) for over twenty years.


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