A respiratory specialist (or pneumologist) takes care of the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases. They are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.

Dr. Ricardo Aguilar

Dr. Ricardo Aguilar is a American-trained respiratory specialist and pneumologist.


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Qualifications and memberships

2001-2007: American College of Physicians. ACP, USA.
2010-Present: Asociacion de Neumologia y Cirugia Toracica del Sur. NEUMOSUR, Spain.
2010- Present: Sociedad Española de Neumologia y Cirugia Toracica. SEPAR, Spain.
2013- Present: European Respiratory Society. ERS, Europe.
2013-Present: Official College of Physicians of Huelva.
2000-2007: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Mexico City, Mexico
08.2004-09.2004: Baylor College Of Medicine/The Methodist Hospital (Houston, TX). Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery. 2 month Elective Rotation.
05.2003-06.2003: AHA/AAP Neonatal Resuscitation Program (Mexico City, Mexico).Mexican Children’s Hospital Federico Gomez.
02.2002-11.2002: Emergency Medical Technician (Basic), (Mexico City, Mexico). URGEMED at “Universidad de las Americas”. American Heart Association Certified.


Training and background

Postgraduate training:

2011-2015: Pulmonolgy Residency, Hospital Juan Ramon Jimenez ( Huelva, Spain).

10.2014-11.2014:  2-month Clerkship Training in Interventional Pulmonology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center (Cincinnati, USA).

04. 2013: Cryo-Biopsy Training in the Interventional Pulmonology Department, Sant Pau Hospital (Barcelona, Spain).

10.2013: 5th ultrasound course for Pulmonary Medicine, Neumosur (Seville, Spain)

05.2010-11.2010: 1st year Resident in Allergology, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocio (Seville, Spain)

Professional experience:

2016-Present: Respiratory Medicine Consultant, Clinica del Rio (Marbella and Estepona, Spain).

2016- Present: Respiratory Medicine Consultant, CENYT Hospital (Estepona, Spain).

2015- Present: Respiratory Medicine Attending Physician, QUIRON Marbella Hospital (Marbella, Spain).

2007-2008: Medical Student Advisor, Kaplan Test Prep (Houston, USA).

2005-2006: Social Service Year, Primary Health Care Clinic Ajusco Coyoacan (Mexico City, Mexico).

2002-2004: Emergency Medical Technician, INTEGRA (Mexico City, Mexico).