Hormones play a critical role in daily health and wellbeing. Indeed, hormones regulate metabolism, respiration, growth, reproduction, sensory perception, and movement. Hormone imbalances are the underlying reason for a wide range of medical conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, menopause, metabolic disorders, thyroid diseases, excessive or insufficient production of hormones, some cancers and infertility among others. Endocrinology focuses both on the hormones and the many glands and tissues that produce them.

 

Dr. Antonio Cuesta

Dr. Cuesta Muñoz is a specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, trained in Spain & the U.S.

Languages

English: fluent
Spanish: native speaker

Qualifications and memberships

Medical School: Facultad de Medicina de Sevilla (1987)
MSc.in Clinical Nutrition: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Madrid, Spain (1992)
PhD: Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid (1995)
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Diabetes Research Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (1996 – 2000)

 

Training and background

Dr. Cuesta Muñoz is a specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition. He is an internationally recognized endocrinologist in the field of human genetics in diabetes. He carried out his clinical and research training in both, Spain and the USA, where he started his scientific career in the Diabetes Research Centre at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, USA.

At present, Dr. Cuesta is the director of the International Institute of Genetics of Diabetes as well as of the Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit of Santa Elena Clinic in Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain. As a researcher, at present, he is also a guest professor at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Panum Institute in Copenhagen Denmark.

 

Research:

Monogenic Diabetes and Monogenic Hypoglycemia
Genetics of Diabetes and Endocrine Diseases
Genetic engineering of human pancreatic beta-cell
Cell Therapy as a treatment for Diabetes and Hyperinsulinism

 

Current Positions

Chief of Endocrinology Department. Clinica Santa Elena Torremolinos, Malaga. Spain
Scientific Director of the International Institute of Genetics of Diabetes (INIGEDIA). Clinica Santa Elena Torremolinos, Malaga. Spain
Professor of the Danish Diabetes Academy, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Visiting Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Panum Institute, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Professor. Master of Science in Biotechnology and Health. Pablo de Olavides University, Seville, Spain

 

Previous Positions:

2003 – 2007 Director of the Islet Transplantation program.  Hospital Carlos Haya, Málaga. Spain
1995 – 2001 Postdoctoral Fellow. Diabetes Research Center. University of Pennsylvania. PA, USA
1990 – 1995 PhD Program. Ramón y Cajal Hospital. Madrid, Spain
1998 – 1995 Physician at the Unit of Clinical Nutrition.  Ramón y Cajal Hospital. Madrid, Spain

 

Selected Most Relevant Publications

New England Journal of Medicine  2010; 362(14): 1348-1350
Diabetes Care 2010; 33(2): 290-293
Molecular Endocrinology 2009; 23(12):1983–1989
Diabetes .2004; 53(8):2164-8
Diabetes 2002;51(4):1240-6
New England Journal of Medicine  2001; 344 (21): 1588-1592
Diabetologia 2001; 44: 898-905
Diabetologia 1999; 42:1175-1186
Diabetes 1999; 48:1698-1705
New England Journal of Medicine 1998; 22; 338(4): 226-30

 

Professional Societies

Honorary President of the EASD-European Study Group of Genetics of Diabetes (EASD-SGGD)
Member of the EASD-SGGD advisory board
Founder of the EASD-European Study Group of Genetics of Diabetes (EASD-SGGD)
President of the Spanish Study Group of Monogenic Diabetes. Spanish Diabetes Society
Founder of the Spanish Study Group of Monogenic Diabetes. Spanish Diabetes Society
Member of the Danish Diabetes Academy
Spanish Genetic Society
Spanish Diabetes Society
Spanish Endocrinology Society
Member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
Member of the European Society of Human Genetics
Member of the American Diabetes Association
Member of the Spanish Society of Authors