Dr Lucia Heras-Garcia

Speaker for:

Arab Health Congress 2019


Speaker profile:

Senior Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon 

  • Licentiate in Medicine and Surgery in 1980 by The University Complutense of Madrid, Spain
  • Trained in General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery in Hospital Clinico de San Carlos in Madrid (Spain) from 1980 to 1990.
  • Certificate of Specialist in Acupuncture by the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain in 1985.
  • Continue training in Orthopaedics and Hand Surgery in UK from 1990 to 1997.
  • Trained in Hand Surgery in London, Kentucky and Spain from 1990 to 1997.
  • Certified Specialist in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery in UK in 1997.
  • Chilean Certificate of accreditation in Medicine and Surgery in 1998.
  • Spanish Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 1997.

Main interest and experience Synopsis:

  • Fracture wrist and Hand, Ligaments repair or Reconstruction, Madelung, Congenital and Traumatic Deformities, Painful wrist, Treatment of OA of the hand with joint replacement.
  • She has published a number of papers in hand pathology and trauma, and has been an invited speaker in a large number of local, European and International Congresses, been also co-author of a book edited in Spain, where was invited to write some of the chapters, aa well as a chapter in a book called Hand Surgery in 2010.
  • She is a member of the British Society for the Surgery of the Hand (BSSH), Spanish Society for Surgery of the Hand (SECMA), European Society for Surgery of the Hand (FSSH), British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), Spanish Society of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery and British Medical Association (BMA).
  • Always involved in teaching. She has been an invited visiting Professor in a number of Courses in Hand Surgery. She is a Faculty professor in the 2 year Fellowship training program in Hand Surgery running in Gaza Strip. Examiner for the GMC (PLAB) and for London University. She has also worked for the GMA during 5 years as an Assessor for Fitness in Orthopaedics.
  • After 10 years working in Spain and 18 years working in UK, she came to UAE, Abu Dhabi 3 years ago when she was working at SKMC as the only Hand surgeon, now at Medcare Hospital. Since then she has been working hard in create an Emirate Hand Surgery Club, base of a future Hand Society and running twice a year Conferences in hand surgery.
  • Professor and examiner 3rd and last year Medical Student for the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK. Examiner of the PLAB for the GMC, UK.
  • Professor in the "Induction Courses for Casualty Officer" during 5 years, run by Central Middlesex Hospital, London, UK.
  • Professor in the "ENP Training Course", London, UK.
  • Lecturer for post-graduate trainees in Orthopaedic, Emergency and Paediatric doctors.
  • Lecturer in the Basic AO Fixation (Regional Orthopaedic Trauma Study Day) at Newham University Hospital in London-UK.
  • International invited Speaker in the "Upper Limb Course" in Madrid- Spain.
  • International invited Speaker in the XVI Combined Congress between the British Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Spanish Society for Surgery of the Hand hold in Valladolid- Spain.
  • Invited Faculty in a large number of Courses, Meeting and Congresses in Hand Surgery.
  • Invited to participate in a European Group to help the development and trial of a new ulnar head implant.
  • Professor in the "Hand Diploma" for post-graduates Palestinian Orthopaedics surgeons in Gaza Strip.
  • Large number of paper and poster presenting in several International Congresses in Europe, Australia, Korea, and Indonesia.
  • Published several papers in: wrist trauma, congenital wrist malformations, fracture fixation and joint replacement of the hand.
  • Co-writer of a book in management of different infections, "Manejo de Infecciones en Urgencia".
  • Chapter written in the “Hand Surgery Book” IFSSH 2010