Specialty
Cardiology (heart)
Transplant
Spoken Languages
English
Spanish, Castilian

Biography

Dr Fernando Riesgo Gil is a consultant cardiologist in heart failure, transplantation and mechanical circulatory support at Harefield Hospital. 

Dr Riesgo Gil graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Autonoma in Madrid, Spain, and completed his specialty training in cardiology at the Hospital Universitario de la Princesa in Madrid.

In 2015, Dr Riesgo Gil completed a two-year Fellowship in advanced heart failure at the Mazankowski Heart Institute of the University of Alberta in Canada. He then completed his one-year Fellowship in adult congenital heart disease at Royal Brompton Hospital in 2016. 

Since 2016, Dr Riesgo Gil has worked as a clinical fellow, senior clinical fellow, locum consultant and consultant cardiologist in the transplant unit at Harefield Hospital. He specialises in heart failure, heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. He also collaborates with the Adult Congenital Heart Disease unit at Royal Brompton Hospital to assess patients that may need transplantation. 

Clinical expertise

Dr Riesgo Gil has expertise in the following areas: 

  • Acute Heart Failure 
  • Chronic Heart Failure 
  • Heart Transplantation 
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support 
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease 
  • Cardiomyopathy 
  • Pulmonary Hypertension 
  • Cardiac Tumours. 

Research interests

Dr Riesgo Gil has research interests in advance heart failure, transplantation and ventricular assist devices.