Alfonso Castro Beiras

Category: Cardiologist
Birth Date: 22nd July 1944 ( † 8th february 2016)
Birth Place: Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)

 -Director of the Heart Area at Juan Canalejo Hospital.

-Head of the Cardiology Service at Juan Canalejo Hospital.

-Director of the Institute of Health Sciences (A Coruña University).

-Professor or Cardiology at A Coruña University.

-President of the Spanish Society of Cardiology.

-Executive scientific vice president of the ‘Casa del Corazón’ (Spanish Society of Cardiology).

-President of ‘Foro Salud 2010’.

-Member of the Health Advisory Board.

-Director and coordinator of the Plan for Ischemic Heart Disease of the Ministry of Food and Health and the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System.

-Member of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Research, the Scientific Commission of Aventis Foundation, advisor of the Roche Institute, of the Patronage of Abott Foundation and Bamberg Foundation.

-Patron of 061 Public Foundation (Galicia), Juan Canalejo Foundation and the Galician Foundation of Genomic Medicine.



-Doctor’s degree in Medicine (Autonomous University of Madrid).

-Degree in Medicine and Surgery (University of Santiago de Compostela).

-Specialist in Intern Medicine and Cardiology (Madrid University).

-Professor at A Coruña University.

 Work & Activities

He wrote over 337 articles in national and international magazines and books related to clinic epidemiology, pacemakers, heart transplant and clinic cardiology, over 298 scientific reports in national and international medical conferences and over 372 collaborations in round tables of national and international medical conferences.

He published several books related to his speciality: ‘Hipertensión y Corazón’, ‘Marcapasos’, ‘Cardiopatía Isquémica en la Mujer’ and ‘Insuficiencia Cardíaca’.

He has participated on over 125 occasions as a Professor and director of courses related to his speciality and directed five minor theses, three doctoral theses and two European doctoral theses.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He is a member of the boards of twelve doctoral theses presented at Oviedo University, Complutense University, Zaragoza University, Las Palmas University, Santiago de Compostela University and Salamanca University. He is also on the editorial staff of six scientific magazines.