Silvia Fernandez Mulero (She/Her)

Medical Director of Perioperative Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

About Silvia Fernandez Mulero

I am Silvia Fernandez Mulero the Medical Director of Perioperative Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE’s #1 Hospital according to Newsweek Magazine 2022’s Ranking. I work alongside 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 the best possible recovery. 

An Anesthesiologist, Critical Care and Pain Physician by training I have more than 20 years of experience in big and small 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 Laidlaw Scholarship for this program.

My personal and professional goal is to contribute to a better and healthier society by leading the healthcare system's paradigm shift that is needed to sort the technological and human resources challenges that is currently facing.

I am straightforward, and I value simplicity, honesty and expanding my knowledge base by talking ideas with others. I yearn to be inspired by my work, I get great satisfaction from being busy and productive, and I am good at solving problems. I am attracted to people that offer suggestions to improve my performance or to speed my progress, that challenge my ideas and speak their minds. I love to help people find what they have in common so they can connect, and I firmly believe there is no better way to achieve this than having a good conversation over food.

My hobbies are quite an eclectic selection; I enjoy repurposing furniture, the practice of yoga & meditation, crocheting, knitting, dancing, scuba diving & snorkeling, singing, journaling, reading crime novels and spirituality essays.

Looking forward to connect and find ways to grow 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.