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Citizenship: Costa Rica.

Specialist in Endocrinology


University of Costa Rica 1983 – 1985

  • Postgraduate Internal Medicine Residence: 1983- 1984
  • Fellow in Endocrinology: 1984- 1985
  • Acredition Title: Specialist in Endocrinology

Université René Descartes, Paris, France, 1985 – 1988

  • Fellow in Endocrinology
  • Resident of Paris Hospitals
  • Foreign Assistant of Endocrinology
  • Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Cochin Hospital

Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) 2016

Current positions

  • Professor of Endocrinology, University of Costa Rica
  • Endocrinologist, Department of Endocrinology, Hospital CIMA – San José, Costa Rica


  • Founder of the Costa Rican Menopause and Osteoporosis Society, 2007.
  • Past-President of FLASCYM (Federación Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Climaterio y Menopausia), 2016-2019.
  • Past-President and current Secretary of the Costa Rican Menopause and Osteoporosis Society .
  • Current President of the Costa Rican Society of Gynecological Endocrinology, term ends October 2025.
  • Current Member of the Latin American Regional Advisory Council for The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).   2010 – 2024.
  • Coordinator of the Regional Committee of Experts for the Region of Venezuela, Central America and Caribbean, for The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).  2010 – 2020.
  • Co-founder of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist (AACE), Costa Rican Chapter, 2014.
  • Current Member of the Costa Rican Endocrinology Society.
  • Member of The International Menopause Society (IMS), since 1997.
  • Main Researcher of Phase II and III clinical trials for osteoporosis and diabetes drugs.
  • Author of original papers, medical book chapters and regional and national guidelines.

Speaking Engagements & Involvement

  • National and international medical speaker: lectures on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity, Dyslipidemia, Cardiovascular prevention, Menopause and Osteoporosis.
  • Active participation in National and Regional Programs of Medical Education.
  • Honorary Member of theFrench Society of Endocrinology, since 1987.
  • Honorary Member of thePeruvian Menopause Society, since 1996.
  • Honorary Member of the Peruvian Obstetrician and Gynecologist Society, since 2014.
  • Honorary Member of the Uruguay Obstetrician and Gynecologist Society, since 2014.
  • Honorary Member of The Panama Osteoporosis Council, since 2015.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Latin American Diabetes Association (ALAD), Gestational Diabetes, 2015.
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