- About EAS
Former Director, Lipid Clinic, Endocrinology & Nutrition Service, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona. Emeritus Investigator, Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona. Head Research Group, CIBER Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain.
MD 1968, PhD 1991, University of Barcelona. Postgraduate training in USA, New York and Boston (1970-1976). American Board of Internal Medicine; Id, id, subspecialty Gastroenterology, Boston 1973-75.
Member, founder and former vicepresident, Spanish Atherosclerosis Society (SEA). Member, European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) and International Atherosclerosis Society. Former President, Sociedad Iberolatinoamericana de Aterosclerosis (SILAT).
Award to best scientific career in Nutrition, Fundación Danone 2013. Grande-Covián Award for a life career in Nutrition, SEA 2014. Golden Nut Award, International Nut Council 2014. CCNIEC award for a life career in Nutrition, Barcelona 2015.
Publications: more than 280 original papers, over 120 reviews papers, 25 editorials, and 85 scientific textbook chapters. Speaker at many scientific conferences and professor at many postgraduate courses in the fields of nutrition, lipid metabolism, atherosclerosis, and cardiac prevention. Experience of 30 years in clinical trials with antiatherosclerotic diets, foods, and drugs.
Actual research interests: nutrition in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and age-related cognitive deterioration, with especial interest in the Mediterranean diet and walnuts; plant sterols; blood membrane fatty acids; genetic dyslipidemias; cardiovascular risk assessment; and vascular imaging techniques, especially carotid ultrasound. Led the nutritional intervention of the landmark PREDIMED trial of Mediterranean diet for primary cardiovascular prevention.