Clinica Mapfre de Medicina del Tenis

Dr. Manuel Leyes Vence

Specialty: Shoulder & Knee


Dr. Manuel Leyes is a world renowned specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Knee Society and a member of the Spanish Arthroscopy Association. Dr. Leyes is the author of numerous international publications and recipient of awards such as the National Research Award from the Spanish Society of Orthopedic Surgery. He has specialized in treatment of sports injuries focusing on arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee and ankle with a special interest in knee arthrosis.
Dr. Leyes and his team conduct more than 1100 surgeries per year and he has treated many pro athletes such as two times Tour de France winner Alberto Contador.


Scholarship from the Pedro Barrie de la Maza Foundation - Postdoctorate at the Lerner Research Institute Ohio, USA, (1998).

Doctorate in Medicine and title of Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology from the University Clinic of Navarra (1996)

Diploma in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Navarra, Spain 1991

Graduate from the University of Navarra, Spain (1991).

Two Sub-specialization Clinical Fellowship programs, two years duration, in Sport Traumatology and Surgery of the Foot and Ankle at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio USA

Completed training at:
-The Mayo Clinic (Rochester, USA)
-Kleinert Hand Institute (Louisville, USA)
-Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami, USA)
-The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Ohio, USA)
-John Radcliffe Hospital and Nuffield Orthopedic Center (Oxford, UK)
-Addenbrookes Hospital (Cambridge, UK)
-Wellington Hospital (London, UK)
-Southern California Orthopedic Institute (Los Angeles, USA)


Dr Leyes is in charge of the Shoulder and Knee unit of the Clinica Mapfre de Medicina del Tenis and Head of Leyes, Flores & Associates Medical Team.

Awarded Sanitas First Prize by the Ministry of Education and National Board of Medical Specializations to the resident internal doctor with the best curriculum in Spain.

Antena de Oro 2010 granted by the Federation of Radio and Television Associations of Spain in recognition of the most outstanding professionals in the field of science.

He is the author of 70 national and international publications and of more than 250 communications to national and international congresses.

First Spanish surgeon selected by the European Knee Society to represent them in a traveling fellowship in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

National Research Award of the Spanish Society of Orthopedic Surgery and twice recipient of the National Award of the Spanish Knee Society .

Head of the Knee unit at the FREMAP Hospital Madrid and Consultant in Traumatology of the soccer teams Atlético Madrid, Getafe CF, Real Zaragoza and the Spanish Sports Gymnastics Federation Judo and Karate (2006-2009).

The Team at Barcelona
The Team at Madrid