Forbes Spain collects in its book ‘Best Doctors Spain’ the 165 best doctors, by specialty, who practice in Spanish public and private centers and have stood out for different reasons over the last three years. With this compilation, the publication seeks to detect the best medical professionals in our country At the same time, it wants to remember, in a vital moment as changing as the present, that Spain has been for several years worldwide as one of the most prepared countries in terms of the quality of its medical and healthcare service.

For the selection of more than a hundred doctors that are collected in ‘Best Doctors Spain’ divided by specialties -a total of 27-, Forbes Spain has taken into account different aspects such as the review of scientific merits, recognitions and awards received, the presence in the media, the opinion of patients, the impact of doctors in relation to the name of the hospital in which they work or the occupation of positions of relevance, in addition to the contributions made in the field of care, research and teaching by these medical professionals.

According to Andrés Rodríguez, editor and director of Forbes Spain, “with this manual We seek to recognize the excellence of the health of our country in all fields”.

In short, ‘Best Doctors Spain’ thus offers the reader a guide with the great doctors of the 21st century, all of them recognized in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions of the “Best Doctors” ranking, which is produced annually by Forbes Spain.

In this way, among the names collected are professionals practicing in public or private Spanish hospitals -or combining both- such as the Jiménez Díaz Foundation University Hospital, La Paz University Hospital, Niño Jesús Children’s University Hospital, University Clinic of Navarra, Quirónsalud University Hospital Madrid, Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville, Puerta de Hierro University Hospital, Hospital San Carlos Clinic, Rey Juan Carlos de Móstoles University Hospital, Cruces de Barakaldo University Hospital or Vall d’Hebrón University Hospital in Barcelona, ​​among others.


Regarding the medical and / or surgical specialties that make up this list are the following: Allergology; Angiology and Vascular Surgery; Cardiology; Cardiovascular Surgery; General and digestive surgery; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery; Thoracic Surgery; Dermatology; Diagnostic imaging; Endocrinology and Nutrition; Gynecology and Obstetrics; Hematology; Internal Medicine; Preventive medicine; Pneumology; Neurosurgery; Neurology; Ophthalmology; Medical Oncology; Radiation Oncology; Otorhinolaryngology; Pediatrics; Psychiatry; Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery; Pain, Anesthesiology and Resuscitation Unit; and Urology.

The Spanish edition of ‘Forbes’ magazine, originally founded in 1917 in the United States, hit newsstands for the first time in March 2013. Published by the SpainMedia group, with Andrés Rodríguez as editor and director, the publishing company also publishes the magazine ‘Tapas’.

Renowned specialists

Thus, some of the toilets that appear among the 165 The members of the guide are Dr. Pedro Manuel Gamboa Setién from the Cruces de Barakaldo University Hospital, or Dr. Ana Pérez Montero from the Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital in the specialty of Allergology; in Angiology and Vascular Surgery, Dr. Mercedes Guerra Requena from the Guadalajara University Hospital and CEMTRO Clinic, or Dr. Enric Roche from the General University Hospital of Catalonia; in Cardiology, Dr. Javier Zueco from the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital in Santander, or Dr. Borja Ibáñez Cabeza, who works at CNIC and at the Jiménez Díaz Foundation; in Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Gonzalo Aldámiz-Echevarría del Castillo, from the Quirónsalud Albacete Hospital, or Dr. Xavier Ruyra Baliarda, from the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital and Teknon Medical Center; in General Surgery and the Digestive System, Dr. José Miguel Esteban López-Jamar, who combines his activity at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital and the Ruber International Hospital, or Dr. Salvador Morales Conde, from the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital and Hospital Quirónsalud University of the Sacred Heart of Seville; in Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Juan Rey Biel, from the Rey Juan Carlos de Móstoles, Infanta Elena de Valdemoro and General de Villalba university hospitals, or Dr. José Luis Gutiérrez, from the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville; in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Jorge Planas, from the Planas Clinic, or Dr. Pablo Benito Duque from the Ramón y Cajal University Hospital in Madrid; in Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Marcelo Jiménez López, from the University Assistance Complex of Salamanca, or Dr. Andrés Varela de Ugarte, who practices at the Puerta de Hierro Hospital and at the Quirónsalud Hospital in Madrid; in Dermatology, Dr. Pedro Herranz, from Hospital La Paz, or Dr. José María Ricart Vayà, from Hospital Quirónsalud in Valencia.

In the specialty of Diagnostic Imaging They include, among others, Dr. Vicente Martínez de Vega, from the Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital, or Dr. Gloria Gómez Mardones from the Niño Jesús Children’s Hospital; in Endocrinology, Dr. Esteban Jódar Gimeno, from the Ruber Juan Bravo Hospital Complex, or Dr. Susana Monereo from the Gregorio Marañón and Vithas Internacional General University Hospital, although he has recently joined the Ruber International Hospital to be in charge of the diagnosis and treatment of metabolic pathologies, mainly diabetes and obesity; in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Dr. Julio Álvarez Bernardi, from the Infanta Sofía Hospital in San Sebastián de los Reyes and recently appointed head of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Service at the Ruber Internacional Hospital, and Dr. Pedro N. Barri Ragué, from the Hospital Universitari Dexeus; in Hematology, Dr. Francesc Bosch Albareda of the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital and Quirónsalud Barcelona, ​​and Dr. Marcos González Díaz, of the University Clinical Hospital of Salamanca; in Internal Medicine, Dr. Rafael Esteban Mur, from the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital and the Quirónsalud Barcelona Hospital, or Dr. Miquel Vilardell, from the Dexeus University Hospital; in Preventive Medicine, Dr. Manuel Sánchez, from the DeSánchez Clinic, or Dr. Rafael Manuel Ortí Lucas, from the Hospital Clínic Universitari de València; in Pulmonology, Dr. Adolfo Baloira Villar from the Pontevedra University Hospital Complex, or Dr. Javier Flandes Aldeyturriaga from the Jiménez Díaz Foundation University Hospital.

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As to NeurosurgeryAmong others, mention should be made of Dr. Santiago Gil-Robles Mathieu de Vienne, from the Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital, or Dr. Francisco Villarejo Ortega, from the La Luz Hospital in Madrid; in Neurology, Dr. Rafael Arroyo González, from the Ruber Juan Bravo Hospital Complex and the Quirónsalud Madrid University, or Dr. Mar Mendibe Bilbao, from the Cruces de Barakaldo University Hospital; in Ophthalmology, Dr. Luis Fernández-Vega Sanz from the Central University Hospital of Asturias and the Fernández-Vega Ophthalmological Institute, Dr. Ignacio Jiménez-Alfaro Morote from the Jiménez Díaz Foundation, or Dr. Elena Barraquer, from the Barraquer Ophthalmology Center; in Oncology, Dr. Jesús García-Foncillas, from the Oncohealth Oncology Institute, or Dr. Josep Taberner, from the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital and Quirónsalud Barcelona Hospital; In Radiation Oncology, Dr. Felipe Calvo Manuel from the University of Navarra Clinic, and Dr. Raimon Miralbell, from the Teknon Oncology Institute and the Quirónsalud Madrid Proton therapy Center stand out.

In Otorhinolaryngology, Dr. Javier Gavilán from the La Paz Hospital in Madrid, or Dr. Raimundo Gutiérrez Fonseca, from the Rey Juan Carlos University Hospital; in Pediatrics, Dr. Héctor Boix, from the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, or Dr. Jesús Argente, from the Infantil Niño Jesús; in the specialty of Psychiatry, Dr. Eduard Vieta, from the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, ​​and Dr. José Luis Carrasco, from the Hospital Clínico San Carlos and the Complejo Hospitalario Ruber Juan Bravo; in Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Xavier Mir Bullo, from the Dexeus University Hospital and traumatologist from the Moto GP Medical Service, and Dr. Pedro J. Delgado from HM Hospitales; in Urology, Dr. José Manuel Rodríguez Luna, from the Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital, and Dr. Eldiberto Fernández, from the San Rafael Hospital in Madrid and Ramón y Cajal University Hospital; and, finally, doctors David Abejón and José Luis de la Calle, from the Quirónsalud San José Hospital and the Ramón y Cajal University Hospital, respectively, who are specialists in the Pain and Anesthesiology Unit.