Isabel Quiroga was born in Spain and obtained her medical degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. After graduating she moved to the UK and completed her surgical training in the North Midlands, Cardiff and Oxford.
She has a D.Phil. in Transplant Immunology from the University of Oxford and Master in Humanitarian Medicine from The University Miguel Hernandez in Alicante, Spain. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
She worked as a Consultant Transplant Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital in London and then was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in Oxford in 2010. Isabel Quiroga specialises in renal and pancreas transplantation, vascular access surgery and endocrine surgery. She is the Clinical Lead for Organ Retrieval in Oxford and has been the course director of the National Organ Retrieval Masterclass in the UK for 9 years.
She has collaborated with colleagues in India China and Turkey to develop training courses and webinars in organ donation and retrieval in those countries.
In collaboration with Professor Richard Smith and his gynaecology colleagues at Imperial College, London, she has established the first uterus transplant programme in the UK.