Master Director

Dr. García-Borreguero


Dr. García-Borreguero studied medicine at the University of Navarra, where he graduated in 1984. Later, between 1986 and 1990, he specialized in Neurology and Psychiatry at the Max-Planck institute in Munich, Germany. Simultaneously, he performed research in ….

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Faculty Guests

Prof. Dr. Manvir Bhatia

Neurology Sleep Centre, New Delhi

Dr. Manvir Bhatia is a Senior Neurologist and Sleep Specialist with more than 25 years of experience. She is the Director of Neurology Sleep Centre, New Delhi. She is currently the Vice President of Indian society of Sleep research. She is the author of the book- “The Sleep Solution” first non-fiction book on sleep, in India.

Prof. C. Espie

Universidad de Oxford, GB

Colin is the Professor of Sleep Medicine at the University of Oxford where he is Director of the Experimental & Clinical Sleep Medicine research programme, and Clinical Director of the Sleep & Circadian Neurosciences Institute (https://www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk/team/colin-espie). He is also an Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, at the University of Glasgow. He is internationally known for his work on insomnia and its treatment, using cognitive behavioural therapeutics (CBTx).

Prof. Dr. Ron Grunstein

Centre of Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep - CIRUS, Australia

Ron Grunstein AM is currently Professor of Sleep Medicine and head of the NHMRC Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS) and the NHMRC Australasian Sleep Trials Network. He is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and was previously a NHMRC Practitioner Fellow since 2002. Professor Grunstein is a staff specialist physician in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Prof.Dr. G.J. Lammers

Universidad de Leiden, Países Bajos

Dr. Lammers, neurologist, is the head of the Sleep-wake centre SEIN (Heemstede) and affiliated with the Leiden University Medical Centre. Lammers has been involved in sleep research for over 20 years, during which he has mainly focussed on narcolepsy. He is one of the founders of the European Narcolepsy Network, of which he currently also is president.

Prof L. de Lecea

Stanford University,Palo Alto, EEUU

Luis de Lecea obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Barcelona. He then moved to The Scripps Research Institute where he identified two neuropeptides with key functions in cortical excitability and sleep regulation: cortistatin and the hypocretins (Hcrts).
In the early 2000s Dr. de Lecea continued to decipher the role of Hcrt neurons on normal sleep/wake regulation and in brain reward function.

Prof. Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong Jr

University of Colorado Denver, EEUU

Is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He has authored or edited 20 textbooks in sleep medicine and pulmonary medicine. In addition, he developed and serves as the consulting editor of Sleep Medicine Clinics, and is a member of the editorial board and reviewer of several medical journals and publications. He served as the chair of the Nosology Committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), vice-chair of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS) Program Committee, and chair of both the Sleep Medicine NetWork and Sleep Institute Steering Committees of the American College of Chest Medicine (ACCP). He also has served on the Council of Governors for the ACCP. He is the recipient of the 2012 American Academy of Sleep Medicine Excellence in Education Award.

Prof. Dr. Mauro Manconi

Sleep and Epilepsy Centre of the Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland , Suiza

Prof. dr. med Manconi is the Head of the Service at the Sleep and Epilepsy Centre of the Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland, Lugano, Switzerland. Mauro Manconi earned his medical degree (1997) at the University of Bologna (Italy) with honour, discussing a thesis on Central Alveolar Hypoventilation. He completed his specialization in Neurology (2002) at the University of Ferrara (Italy) with honour, discussing a thesis on Restless Syndrome and Pregnancy. He defended his PhD in Sleep Medicine (2005) at the University of Bologna (Italy) with honour on REM Behaviour Disorder. For 10 years he served as clinical researcher at the Sleep Lab of Scientific Institute of San Raffaele, Milan (Italy).

Prof. Dr. Dirk Pevernagie

Ghent University Hospital , Bélgica

Dirk Pevernagie is a pulmonologist and ESRS certified somnologist who is currently working at the Ghent University and Ghent University Hospital. He obtained his PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 1994 with a thesis on ‘Body position and OSA’ based on research performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, USA. He has served the Belgian Association for Sleep research and Sleep medicine (BASS) as president from 2000-2008. He has been a (founding) board member of the Dutch Society for Sleep Medicine (SVNL) from 2016 – 2019.

Prof. F. Provini

Univ. De Bolonia, Italia

Dr. Provini’s main research activities focus on sleep medicine, including the characterization of movement disorders during sleep and the description of sleep features in neurological diseases (in particular neurodegenerative diseases). Using an integrated approach combining clinical observation and video-polysomnographic recording of electroencephalographic, motor and autonomic parameters during wake and sleep, she collected original data in different pathological conditions, such as Sleep-related hypermotor epilepsy (SHE), REM and NREM Parasomnias, Restless Legs Syndrome, Fatal Familial Insomnia, Morvan Syndrome and Delirium Tremens.

Prof. D. Rosen

Boston´s Children Hospital, Harvard University, EEUU

Dr. Dennis Rosen is a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He received his M.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, in 1996, did a pediatric residency at Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot, Israel, and pediatric residency and a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Prof. Dr. Lourdes del Rosso

Seattle Children´s Hospital

Lourdes DelRosso is a Sleep Physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor in the department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree at the University of Miami; completed a residency in Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente/UC Irvine, a Sleep Medicine fellowship at Louisiana State University and a Masters in Medical Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Prof. Dr. Markus Schmidt

Markus Schmidt (Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute ,EEUU)

Markus Schmidt, MD, PhD is President and Medical Director of the Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute. He is strongly committed to his patients and strives to provide them with the highest level of quality sleep medicine care. To that extent, Dr. Schmidt has received the “Best Doctors in America” recognition in sleep medicine from 2007 to 2017. He is board certified in sleep medicine and neurology, has extensive clinical and research experience, and regularly participates in national and international conferences.

Prof.Dr. Debra J. Skene

Universidad de Surrey, GB

Debra J. Skene, PhD, Professor of Neuroendocrinology is Section Lead for Chronobiology at the University of Surrey, UK. She has over 25 years of research experience studying the human circadian timing system and circadian rhythm sleep/wake disorders as experienced by blind people, shift workers and older people.

Master's Faculty

Dr. Bachelet

ENT Specialized in Sleep Medicine

Dr. Cristian Bechelet is a surgeon specialized in Otorhinolaryngology. He further deepened his studies specializing in Sleep Medicine (Colombia), Sleep Respiratory Disorders (Mexico) and Maxillofacial Surgery (Colombia).

Dr. Bornhardt

Odontologists Specialized in Sleep Medicine

A dental surgeon from the Universidad de la Frontera, Dr. Thomas Bornhardt specialized in Temporomandibular Disorders and Orofacial Pain at the Universidad Andrés Bello. He completed his fellowship in …

Prof. Joaquín Durán

Univ. País Vasco, ESP

Pulmonology specialist and PHD from the University of Cantabria. Expert in Sleep Disorders (CEAMS) and President of the Spanish Federation of Sleep Medicine. Director of the Sleep Disorders Unit of the Eduardo Anitua Clinic. Head of the Research Service of the Bioaraba Research Institute, Vitoria. Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Basque Country. It stands out internationally in the field of sleep breathing disorders.

Iván Eguzquiza

Medicina Conductual

Ivan Eguzquiza Solís is a licensed psychologist. He graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 1999 and completed a master’s in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy through the Bertrand Russell Center

Prof. Dr. Carles Gaig

Neurologist Specialized in Sleep Medicine

Dr. Carles Gagi is a neurologist and sleep specialist at the Hospital Clinic in the University of Barcelona. He is the author of more than 140 internationally published articles in the area of movement disorders during sleep and parasomnias. Dr. Carles Gaig is also the coordinator of the study group on Sleep and Wake Disorders of the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN).

Prof. Sergio Hernández

Experto en laboratorio de sueño

Polysomnography technician since 2009 at the Sleep Research Institute and at Quironsalud Sur Alcorcón. Conducting studies, readings, and interpretation of psg, tlm, tmv, sits and m-sits. Participating in various research studies of …

Prof. Alex Iranzo

Univ. de Barcelona

Alex Iranzo, MD, PhD, graduated in Medicine (1991) and defended his PhD thesis (2002) at the Universidad de Barcelona, Spain. Presently, he is neurologist Consultant 2 of the Neurology Service, Research Coordinator of the Neuroscience Institute and Coordinator of the Multidisciplinary Sleep Unit at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Dr. Juan Antonio Madrid Pérez

Doctorate in Physiology

Dr. Juan Antonio Madrid Perez is an Extraordinary Award recipient of the Biology bachelor’s degree from the University of Granada (1979) and Extraordinary Award recipient of Doctorate in Physiology, University of Granada (1983). Specialist in Nutrition from the University of Granada (1985) and Specialist in Chronobiology from the Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris (1988)

Dr. Verónica Martínez

Gynaecologist Specialized in Sleep Medicine

Dr. Verónica Martínez Vidal has a degree in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 2012. Later, she specialized in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the General University Hospital of Guadalajara. She also …

Dr. Milagros Merino Andreu

Head of the Sleep Medicine Program at the Rúber International Hospital

Dr. Milagros Merino Andreu is Head of the Sleep Medicine Program at the Rúber International Hospital, as well as the Coordinator of the Neurological Sleep Disorders Unit at the La Paz University Hospital, a center recognized in the Orphanet international network (knowledge and research of rare and orphan pharmaceuticals), both in

Dr. Nestor Montesdeoca

Especialista en Odontología del Sueño

Dr. Néstor Montesdeoca graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He completed his training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at La Paz University Hospital. He directed the Department of…

Prof. Josep María Montserrat.

Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Spain

Specialist in Pneumology and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Barcelona. Research fellow in New Cross Hospital in London and visiting professor at McGill University in Canada. Director of the sleep laboratory at Hospital Clinic Barcelona. Professor of Medicine at University of Barcelona. Expert in Sleep Disorders (CEAMS). Main research topics: respiratory sleep disorders, technological and telemedicine studies, animals models of sleep.

Dr. Javier Puertas

Neurophysiologist Specialized in Sleep Medicine

Dr. Puertas graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Valencia, 1993. Certified in Advanced Studies (DEA), Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology of the Cardenal Herrera-CEU University of Valencia in 2004. Specialist in..

Dr. Maria Redondo

Especialista en Odontología del Sueño

She has a degree in Dentistry from the Complutense University of Madrid, an Implant Prosthesis Specialist and a Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry from the same university. She also has a course…

Dr. Pilar Riobó

Endocrinologist Specialized in Sleep Medicine

Dr. Pilar Riobó Serván is a doctor from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Specialist in Endocrinology and Nutrition from the MIR system at the Ramon y Cajal Hospital in Madrid. She is currently the Chief A. of ….

Dr. Cristian Sánchez

Sleep Medicine Neurophysiologist

Specialist in Neurophysiology and Doctor of Medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid. He is part of the Working Group on Movement and Behaviour Disorders during Sleep of the Spanish Sleep Society.

Academic Year: March, 2024 (approximately)

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