Specialty: Orthopedics

Hospital: King’s College Hospital London, Dubai

Dr Lucia Heras has more than 25 years’ experience at Consultant level,
after working 10 years in Madrid, Spain, moved to UK where she got a
Substantive Consultant post in London (UK) at Newham University Hospital
where she developed her Hand Unit for 13 years.

She is well recognized by colleagues Nationally and Internationally, she was
appointed as a Professor and Examiner in London (UK) for the University of
London and for the GMC (General Medical Council) examining for the
PLAB for more than 8 years. She was later appointed by the GMA as an
Assessor for Fitness in the specialty of Orthopaedics doing that for 5 years.

In 2008 a good offer made her come to UAE, first to Abu Dhabi working as
the only Consultant Hand surgeon for a period of 3 years, after that she
decided to move to Dubai, and worked for Advanced Surgery where she
organized her Hand Unit, chairing this Unit for more than 6 years.

Since her arrival in UAE in 2008, and noticing the level of hand injuries
treatments done in the Country, Dr Lucia started working hard in
organizing Courses and Workshops in Hand Surgery, and even created 6
years ago the IAOC, 1st Congress dedicated only to Hand Surgery, now left
to be run by the UAE Society for Hand Surgery, trying to spread knowledge
in the specialty of hand surgery.