Born in Mexico City, where I still live.
I went to med school at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), from where I graduated in 1982. As an undergraduate student I became interested in Paediatric Cardiology and went on to train in Paediatrics at the National Institute of Paediatrics (INP), in Mexico City, from where I graduated in 1985. I continued my training in Paediatric Cardiology at the “Ignacio Chávez” National Institute of Cardiology (INC) under Dr. Fause Attié, graduating in 1987, after which I spent six months for further training as a Fellow (SR level) in Paediatric Cardiology at the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, under doctors Jim Wilkinson, Shaqueel A. Qureshi, Bob Arnold and Audrey Smith. Shortly after, in 1988, I became the first Mexican Member of the then British Paediatric Association, which later became the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, of which I am still a Member. On my return to Mexico City I worked as Paediatric Cardiologist at the INC, the Shriner’s Hospital and the National Institute of Perinatology, while starting my private practice as a Paediatrician and Paediatric Cardiologist at the American-British Cowdray Hospital, which later became The ABC Medical Center, where I was deputy Head of Paediatrics and later head of Paediatrics. I have been practicing both specialties at the ABC Medical Center since 1988, going back twice to the UK for short stays at Guy’s. I have been a Member of the ABC Medical Center Medical Association since 1988.
During my practice I started coming across patients with dysautonomia, some with hypermobility. When I discussed these cases with my wife, Dr. Patricia Grether, who is a Genesticist, she pointed out that these conditions can be related, and we started studying and getting interested in EDS. We attended the 2015 EDS Meeting in Baltimore, and then the 2016 International EDS Symposium, in NY, and have since gotten more involved in EDS.
Besides Spanish, I am fluent in English, 80% in German and have a fair notion of French and Hebrew.
My hobby is collecting antique medical and pharmacy instruments and documents, I like listening mostly to classical music and I have an interest in linguistics.