Silvia Fernandez Mulero (She/Her)

Medical Director of Perioperative Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

About Silvia Fernandez Mulero

I am Silvia Fernandez Mulero. I am the Medical Director of Perioperative Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s #1 Hospital according to Newsweek Magazine 2023’s Ranking. There, I lead a phenomenal team of doctors, nurses and allied professions that serve our patients with the highest quality and most innovative approach so they have a safe and smooth surgery and recovery. 

An Anaesthesiologist, Critical Care and Pain Doctor by training I have more than 20 years of experience in big and small hospitals and companies, both in the private and public sectors, in Spain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. 

I was born in Barcelona where I completed my medical training in Universidad de Barcelona; then I completed a major in Statistics for Medical Research and a PhD in Medicine. I am honoured and delighted to have been awarded the Women in Business Laidlaw Scholarship for the Executive MBA program at London Business School.

I am a very curious and analytical problem-solver that can lose track of time researching and collecting data about the challenge at hand, until I get an informed, efficient and elegant solution.  I am straightforward, and I value simplicity and honesty in communication.  I am attracted to smart and forthcoming people that challenge my ideas and speak their minds. I am a commonalities-finder, a born connector, and a believer in that there is no better way to achieve a bond than having a good conversation over food.

Because I have always loved to teach in any capacity (peers, junior doctors, patients and the public in general - ask my family...), I have held academic roles such Anaesthesia Residency Program Co-Director and Clinical Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology at Case Western Reserve University.

My goal is to contribute to a healthier society by modelling the so much needed healthcare system's paradigm shift, so it successfully sorts the funding, technological and human resources challenges that it is facing worldwide.

During the Executive MBA program I have found a passion and a vehicle to do just that: influencing the shift healthcare systems need through innovation. My partners and I will establish ourselves as regional experts in sourcing, nurturing and funding high-impact health-tech ventures combining our expertise and the collective strength of a savvy body of investors deeply rooted in healthcare in the AMENA region to shape the future of health.

Looking forward to connecting and growing together!

I am a/an:

Women In Business Scholar


London Business School

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Health Medical Sciences Medicine

Area of Expertise

Health Medicine

I am from:


I speak:

Catalan English Spanish

My hobbies/interests are:

Crafts & DIY Design Hiking/walking Meditation Music Pets Reading Spirituality Travelling Writing/blogging Yoga

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


Recent Comments

Thank you for sharing your story and motivations Nhlanzeko Khanyile! Inspiring journey and authentic evolution of mindset. I felt really indentified with your best piece of advice: your efforts are never wasted. 

I am a physician by training, and I am transitioning to a very different function. Making the decision to shift gears was not easy, precisely because I felt I was "wasting" my training.