Specialist Anaesthetist.

Tondela-Viseu Hospital.




2010 - present

2010 - present


E-mail: elenasegura12@hotmail.com




MD consultant Anaesthetist, currently at Tondela-Viseu Hospital, Portugal.

Graduated in Medicine at Complutense University of Madrid in 2003.

Graduated in Anaesthesiology in 2009.

Since the beginning of my medical career I always had a strong interest in ultrasound, mainly abdominal ultrasound. In the area of ​​Anaesthesiology I have been particularly interested in the use of ultrasound in regional anesthesia, including lung and abdominal ultrasound.


Ultrasound training attended:

  • Abente & Lago Hospital La Coruña, with Dr Rafael Blanco (2012).

  • University Lewisham Hospital in London, with Dr Rafael Blanco (2009).

  • Chronic Pain Pediatric Unit La Paz University Hospital, Madrid (2008).

  • Fremap Hospital, Madrid (2008).

  • Gastroenterologist Ultrasound Unit, Gastroenterology Department, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid.


Specialized training attended:

  • Abdominal Ultrasound Course Monograph and FAST. June 2010, Madrid, Spain

  • Improvement Course Abdominal Ultrasound, FAST, Echocardiography, Doppler, Vascular and Musculoskeletal. May 2010, Barcelona, Spain

  • 4th London Workshop for Regional Anaesthesia. September 2009, London, UK

  • Workshop of Peripheral Nerves Blocks, Portugal.


Published articles: 

  • Anatomical comparison of sciatic nerves between adults and newborns: clinical implications for ultrasound guided block. Reinoso-Barbero F, Saavedra B, Segura-Grau E, Llamas A. Jornal of Anatomy. 2014 Feb 224(2):108-12.

  • Ultrasound-guided interscalene block: advantages in pediatrics. E. Segura, F. Reinoso-Barbero. Rev Soc Esp Dolor. 2009; 16: 29-31.

  • Peripheral nerve block for infrainguinal arterial bypass surgery. Segura E, Figueiredo D. Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim. 2009 Jan; 56(1):52-3.


Author of chapters:

  • Pecs Block. Handbook 2nd Edition “Course of ultrasound anatomy applied to peripheral nerve block”. Regional Anesthesia Club. 2014

  • Ultrasound of the right iliac fossa. Ecografía Digestiva 2nd Edition. 2011.

  • Ultrasound in the pathology of the right iliac fossa. Ecografía Digestiva. 2008.


Responsible for many scientific papers presented at national and international conferences in the field of regional anesthesia.


Speaker at various national and international conferences, highlight:

  • XXI Regional Anesthesia Club Congress / XVI Meeting ESRA Portugal 2013

  • Euroson 2012, Spain

  • XX Regional Anesthesia Club Congress / XV Meeting ESRA Portugal 2011

  • Ultrasound Meeting of Spanish Society of Ultrasound 2010, Spain


Teacher in various national and international courses and workshops on regional anesthesia and ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, and ultrasound in emergency / urgency area:

  • III year of Ultrasound Anatomy applied to Peripheral Nerve Block. Braga, Portugal, November 2013

  • Ultrasound in Anesthesia. La Coruña, Spain, June 2011

  • I Andaluz Course in Ultrasound Anatomy. Granada, Spain, May 2011

  • Director and teacher in several courses Initiation Abdominal Ultrasound, FAST and pleuropulmonary ultrasound, since 2010. Portugal


Current responsibilities:

  • Vice-President of Regional Anesthesia Club / ESRA Portugal

  • Coordinator of the Working Group on Ultrasound (GTE) - Portugal