Genaro Galán Gil

Specialty: Thoracic surgery
Specialty: Thoracic surgery
Hospitals where he/she works:
  • Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia
Serving specialties:
  • Thoracic surgery

Thoracic Surgeon, Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia.

He is currently Head of the Thoracic Surgery Unit of the University Clinical Hospital of Valencia, where he has developed his role as Specialist in Thoracic Surgery since 1994. He is also Associate Professor in Health Sciences, at the Valencia University, since 1998.
Dr. Galán, a specialist in Thoracic Surgery, received his training at the University Hospital La Fe of Valencia, in the period 1989-1994, participating extensively in the Pulmonary and Cardiopulmonary Transplantation of said hospital. In his care work, he has especially promoted the following surgical areas: Lung Cancer, Tracheal Surgery, Esophageal Surgery, Endoscopic Thoracic Surgery, Therapeutic Interventional Bronchoscopy with Laser and Respiratory Prostheses, and recently Laser Surgery of Pulmonary Metastases. As a specialist it deals with treating disorders related to the thoracic organs, which includes: chest wall, pleura, lung, mediastinum, pericardium, trachea, bronchi, esophagus, diaphragm, sympathetic nervous system, narrow upper thoracic and cervical lesions that affect the thorax .


The main problems addressed in this specialty of Thoracic Surgery are:

  • Lung cancer
  • Metastatic tumors
  • Bronchial tumors
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pleural tumor
  • Injuries of thoracic wall
  • Sternum and rib fractures
  • Cervical rib
  • Pectus excavatum and carinatum
  • Hyperhidrosis-sweat surgery-
  • Tracheal lesion (stenosis and tumors)
  • Tracheotomy
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Esophageal lesions
  • Diaphragm injury.
  • Intrathoracic goiter
  • Thymoma and myasthenia
  • Mediastinal tumors


Author of numerous communications in congresses, meetings and conferences, national and international.
Member of several National Research Projects.
Director of 4 Doctoral Theses at the University of Valencia.
Author of several publications in books and national and international journals.
Languages ​​spoken: English, French and Valencian. Knowledge of German.
Member of the following Professional Associations: Official College of Physicians of Valencia, Spanish Society of Thoracic Surgery, Spanish Society of Respiratory System Pathology -SEPAR-, Catalan Society of Thoracic Surgery, Valencian Society of Pneumology, Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands , and The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

  • Jefe Unidad Cirugía Torácica. Hospital Clínico Universitario Valencia,
  • Facultativo Especialista en Cirugía Torácica. desde 1994.  
  • Licenciado en Medicina. Universidad de Valencia, en 1983.
  • Cursos Monográficos del Doctorado. Universidad de Valencia, en 1986.
  • Medico Interno Residente por oposición, en 1989.
  • Titulo de Medico Especialista en Cirugía Torácica, en 1994.
  • Titulo de Doctor en Medicina y Cirugía ("Cum Laude"), en 1996.
  • European Board of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, en 2001.
  • Profesor de  Cursos de Formación Continuada en: la Escuela Valenciana Estudios para la Salud, Hospital Clínico Universitario Valencia,  y el Hospital Universitario La Fe.
  • Especialización mediante Cursos de Formación Continuada en hospitales extranjeros, sobre:
    • Cirugía del Cancer de Pulmón (Hemer, Germany, 2006).
    • Cirugía del Cáncer de Pulmón (Bordeaux, France, 1993).
    • Laser y Protesis traqueobronquiales (Hemer, Germany, 2000).
    • Laser en metástasis pulmnares (Nuremberg, Friburg, Lowestein, 2010)
    • Cirugía del Mediastino (alemania, Koblenz 2010)
    • Broncoscopia Intervencionista Terapeutica (Hemer, Germany, 2001).
    • Cirugia Toracica Endoscopica �VATS- (Hemer, Germany, 2001).
    • Trasplante Pulmonar y Cardiopulmonar (Cambridge, UK, 1990).
    • Trasplante Pulmonar y Cardiopulmonar (Bordeaux, France, 1993).
  • Profesor de Cursos de Doctorado y Masters, de la Universidad de Valencia.
  • Profesor Asociado en Ciencias de la Salud, de la Universidad Valencia, desde 1998.