Dr M Cecilia Gonzalez Corcia
Consultant Paediatric Cardiology with Interest in Paediatric Electrophysiology
MB ChB, MB BS, PhD
"I enjoy working at Spire Bristol as the hospital's priority is patient care. They are constantly investing in the latest medical technology, new facilities and refurbishments."
I qualified from University of Buenos Aires in year 2000. I subsequently trained in Paediatrics both in Buenos Aires, Argentina and in Philadelphia, USA from 2001 to 2005. I continued to train in Paediatric Cardiology at the Boston Children's Hospital, from 2005 to 2009 getting a degree in Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology from Harvard Medical School in 2009. I then entered a 2-year fellowship in Paediatric Electrophysiology and Pacing in 2010 at Boston Children's Hospital and obtained a degree in 2011 from Harvard Medical School. I was awarded a PhD in an inherited Cardiac condition in 2017 from the Catholic University of Louvainin, Belgium.
I specialise in the treatment of abnormal heart rhythms in children, adolescents and young adults with congenital heart disease. I provide a full range of treatments for patients with heart rhythm problems, including catheter ablation, pacemakers, defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy.
I have recently completed a Masters degree in Genomics at Imperial College, London, UK. I manage inherited cardiac conditions in a specialty NHS clinic at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. I care for survivors of cardiac arrest and screen family members for inherited causes.
To date, I have performed more than 1,000 in the electrophysiology laboratory field, including electrophysiology studies, provocative tests, ablation of arrhythmias, and pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillators implantations over a period of eight years of work both in USA, Belgium and UK.
I am the chair of the International Board of the Paediatric Electrophysiolgy Society (PACES).
In addition to my clinical work, I also hold an honorary position at the University of Bristol focusing on research in young patients with inherited cardiac position and have several ongoing studies related to this, including the International Paediatric Brugada Registry.
I am part of the reviewer editorial boards of the journals: Cardiology in the Young (2016-), Heart (2017-), Paediatric Cardiology (2018), Journal of American College of Cardiology- Editorial Consultant (2019-), Frontiers Paediatrics (2020-).
Electrophysiology Board of Heart University (2020-). A free web-based global education resource and training tool with a focus on acquired and congenital heart disease created by top experts in the field. Board of Paediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr M Cecilia Gonzalez Corcia at Spire include:
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MBBS / University of Buenos Aires, Argentina / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery
MBBS is a degree given to physicians at the basis of their training.
AEPC Association for European and Congenital Cardiology Member of Paediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Committee
EHRA European Heart Rhythm Association
Member of the EHRA Women in EP Committee
HRS Heart Rhythm Society Member
PACES Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society
BCCA (The British Association of Congenital Cardiology)
I now hold the position of Lead of Paediatric Electrophysiology at Royal Bristol Hospital for Children.
I contributed to several Journal with an extensive list of publications, and as editorial reviewer.
Cocomelo L, Gonzalez Corcia MC, Caputo M. Determinants of QRS duration in patients with Tetralogy of Fallot after pulmonary valve replacement. Journal of Cardiac Surgery (2021)
Atallah J, Gonzalez Corcia MC, Walsh E. Ventricular arrhythmia and life-threatening events in patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. American Journal of Cardiology. 2020
Baby has mini defibrillator fitted after rare heart disease nearly killed her
Consultant in Paediatric Cardiology, Royal Bristol Hospital for Children
Lead of the Team of Paediatric Electrophysiology
I enjoy spending my spare time with my husband and three young children, discovering ancient sites in the beautiful British countryside.