Head of the Planning and Health Economics Department at the National School of Health (Institute of Health Carlos III). Head of Academics of both Master in Health Administration and Medical Management-Clinical Management. Doctor in Medicine (Autonomous University of Madrid) and Master in Planning and Financing Health (University of London). He has also been Principal Scientist at different public research organizations. He has been Director of the Health Department at the National Health Institute of Madrid (INSALUD) and Director-general for Planning, Education and Research of the Ministry of Health of the Madrid Government. He is author of 177 publications, former President of SESPAS and member of some WTO advisory councils.