Abelardo Aguilera Peralta
Dr. Abelardo Aguilera Peralta was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on June 3, 1967. He obtained the title of general practitioner in 1989 at the Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras, en Tegucigalpa. He studied Nephrology at the Hospital Ramón y Cajal, from Madrid, Spain (1991-1994) and obtained the title of Doctor (Ph.D) in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2007). He was also a Pre-doctoral fellow at the Nephrology Institute, Cardiff, Wales, UK (1999-2000). Currently Dr. Aguilera is a senior researcher from Miguel Servet Program at the Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, Madrid, since 2007. Dr. Aguilera has also more than 100 scientific articles published mainly in international journals, among which the New Engl J Med, J Am Soc Nephrol, Lab Investigation, Plos One, etc. He has received more than 25 national and international awards, has a degree in Physics as well as a specialist in family medicine and is Reviewer and editor of several international journals. Finally his main research areas are epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition of mesothelial cells and peritoneal membrane failure, and disorders in appetite regulation on dialysis patients.