Graduated in Medicine in 1991 from the University of Granada (Spain), Joaquin is a specialist in Hematology and PhD with honors from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 2002. Joaquín is Head of the Hematology Department at the University Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid, sharing clinical and research tasks. His clinical work takes place mainly in the areas of multiple myeloma and myeloproliferative neoplasms, a field in which is an internationally recognized expert. He is also the head of the laboratory of molecular biology that is national and international benchmark. Joaquin leads the group of translational research and early clinical trials unit in hematology at the Hospital 12 de Octubre. Joaquín is in multiple research projects and clinical trials of national and international agencies, which resulted into 83 articles in international journals and more than 40 book chapters, as well as interventions in national and international conferences.
Joaquin is Vivia Biotech Medical Director since January 2013, constituting ever since a key piece of our team for the successful development of personalized medicine tests for the treatment of Hematological Malignancies.
His interest in the disadvantaged has led him to participate in several cooperation projects, including the development of a laboratory in Northern Ghana. Currently Joaquin plays a relevant role as Scientific Director of the CRIS Foundation Against Cancer.