Restless legs syndrome/periodic limb movements of sleep: New insights into neurobiology and treatment
Diego García-Borreguero, MD, PhD
Sleep Research Institute, Madrid (Spain)
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Biosketch: Diego García-Borreguero, MD, is currently Director of the Sleep Research Institute, in Madrid (Spain) and Santiago (Chile). Until 2005, he was Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Dept of Neurology of the Fundación Jiménez Díaz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Spain. He received his medical degree from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. Prior to his present position, Dr. García-Borreguero completed fellowships in Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and underwent residency training at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany. He completed his PhD at the University of Munich.
Dr. García-Borreguero’s main area of research is RLS/PLMD, where he is one of the world´s leading international experts. Within that field, his main focus of research is circadian rhythms, augmentation and treatment outcomes. Over the last years, his research has focused on non-dopaminergic mechanisms in RLS.
Over these years, he has been particularly active at the European Sleep Research Society, where he served between 2004 and 2008 as secretary of the Board, and is currently chairing the Medical Guideline Subcommittee within the ESRS-Sleep Medicine Committee. Dr. Garcia-Borreguero is also past-president of the Spanish Sleep Society.