Cardiometabolism and Systems Pathology

The groups dedicated to different fields of biomedical research come together in Area 5 to address complex aspects of the disease that cannot be characterized independently, as they usually occur in the same type of patient throughout disease progression. All groups have the same goal, to generate clinical and translational projects with patient-centered objectives.


  • Dr. Héctor Escobar Morreale

    Dr. Héctor Escobar Morreale

    Dr Escobar Morreale is Head of the Department of Endocrinology & Nutrition, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal in addition to holding the position of Profesor of Medicine & Endocrinology, University of Alcalá and principal investigator of the Diabetes, Obesity and Human Reproduction group, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Diabetes y Enfermedades Metabólicas Asociadas (CIBERDEM).

    For the past 15 years, his research interest has been focused on hypothyroidism and female hyperandrogenism, evolving to male and female reproductive endocrinology, obesity and diabetes.

    The publication record of Dr Escobar Morreale includes more than 195 international publications and books, 11.023 citations and a citation h-index of 51 (according to WoS data). Many of these publications are cited in the evidence-based clinical resource UpToDate or the main textbooks of Endocrinology. He has served as an expert reviewer of scientific articles in more than 100 national and international journals. He has also served as Associate Editor of Human Reproduction and as a member of the editorial boards of high impact journals in the area of endocrinology and metabolism. Also, he reviews research projects for the Carlos III Health Institute, ANEP and international public research agencies.

    Their leadership experience in research and healthcare has been internationally recognized by the independent tool ExpertScape ( where Dr Escobar Morreale appears as 1st expert worldwide in virilisation, 2nd in female hyperandrogenism, 4th in polycystic ovary syndrome and 7th in hirsutism.

    In summary, the research group leads by Dr Escobar Morreale merge basic, translational and clinical research at the investigation of endocrinological disorders showing large prevalences in the Spanish population.


    Dr. Héctor Escobar Morreale

    Head of Endocrinology and Nutrition Service

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  • Dr. José Luis Zamorano Gómez

    Dr. José Luis Zamorano Gómez


    Professor of Medicine, author of almost half a thousand scientific articles, Head of Cardiology Dpt. of the Ramón y Cajal Hospital and Vice President of the European Society of Cardiology, Prof. JL Zamorano (Madrid, 1963) is a world leader in cardiovascular health and cardiological non-invasive diagnosis. 


    Meet the professional and academic career that has trained Prof. J. L. Zamorano as one of the world's leading experts in non-invasive cardiological diagnosis and a clinical reference in the field of prevention and early detection of cardiovascular problems. Learn more

    Prof. J. L. Zamorano has participated and directed multiple research projects, accumulates more than 450 publications, a multitude of written books and chapters in which he has participated.


    A lo largo de los últimos años el Prof. J. L. Zamorano ha dirigido un proyecto sin precedentes en el campo de la educación en Cardiología. El Corazón Virtual®, realizado y desarrollado íntegramente por Luzán 5 y con patrocinio de los laboratorios Pfizer, pretende ser una herramienta de formación que aproxime al paciente al conocimiento del corazón y sus enfermedades más frecuentes. Conoce más.

    Over the past few years Prof. J. L. Zamorano has directed an unprecedented project in the field of education in Cardiology. The Virtual Heart®, made and developed entirely by Luzán 5 and sponsored by Pfizer laboratories, aims to be a training tool that brings the patient closer to the knowledge of the heart and its most frequent diseases. Learn more


    Dr. José Luis Zamorano Gómez

    Head of Cardiology Service

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