Dr. Diego García Borreguero

Dr. García-Borreguero studied medicine at the University of Navarra, graduating in 1984. From 1986 to 1990 he specialized in Neurology and Psychiatry at the Max-Planck Institute in Munich (Germany), where he simultaneously conducted research in neuropharmacology, completing his doctoral thesis at the University of Munich in 1988 with the distinction “Cum Laude”. Between 1990 and 1995 he specialized in sleep medicine at Georgetown University and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.

From 1995 to 2005, he directed the Sleep Unit (Neurology Service) of the Jiménez Díaz Foundation (FJD), the hospital affiliated with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. During his time as the head of the sleep unit at the FJD, it became one of the most comprehensive units in Spain thanks to its human resources and equipment as well as its research activity focused primarily on movement disturbances in sleep, such as hypersomnia.

Since 2005, he has been directing the Sleep Research Institute (IIS), where he has continued to strengthen his prestige in the field of neurological sleep disorders through both his research and clinical practice. Dr. García-Borreguero is the former president of the Spanish Sleep Society and part of the leading group of world experts on Restless Legs Syndrome, the International Restless Legs Study Group (www.irlssg.org). Between 2004 and 2008, he was secretary of the European Sleep Research Society, with which he actively collaborates through various committees related to the practice of Sleep Medicine in Europe. Additionally, he is an elected member (fellow) of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and has been the coordinator of the Sleep Disorders Group of the Spanish Neurology Society.

At an international level, Dr. García Borreguero is one of the opinion leaders in the field sleep-related movement disorders and publishes numerous international publications on the topic every year. He regularly gives classes and conferences in Europe, the United States, and Asia and works intensely to publicize the topic in national and international media.