Dr. Ramón Estruch is a senior consultant in the Internal Medicine Service of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and Associated Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad de Barcelona.
He is a member of the Steering Committee of the CIBER Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition (CIBERobn) of the Carlos III Health Institute (Ministry of Science and Innovation, Government of Spain), director of the Laboratory of Hypertension, Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk, associated with IDIBAPS-CELLEX and member of the Advisory Committee of the European Foundation for Alcohol Research (ERAB) of the European Union. In the framework of CIBERobn.
Dr. Estruch is the coordinator of the PREDIMED study, the largest multicenter nutritional intervention study ever conducted in Europe and in which research groups from all over Spain have participated.
This study has analyzed the effectiveness of the Mediterranean Diet and its main components in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and has had a very broad follow-up by the main newspapers, such as New York Times, Washington Post, and Boston Globe, among others and magazines such as Forbes and Times. Ramón Estruch has published more than 250 articles in high impact journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Annals of Neurology and American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. All these studies have been carried out in collaboration with multiple universities such as Columbia University in New York, Loma Linda University in California, Harvard School of Public Health in Massachusetts, Human Nutrition Research Center in Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA and Mario Negri Sud, Santa Maria d’Imbaro, Italy.