Doctor José A. Obeso

Director of the A.C. HM CINAC

Prof. José Obeso is the director of the Neuroscience centre (CINAC) in Madrid, inserted in the HM Puerta del Sur General Hospital as part of HM Hospitales healthcare network, full professor of Neurology in CEU-San Pablo University and leads as Principal Investigator his group in CIBERNED. He heads a highly active team devoted to understand and develop new treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

He is Editor in Chief of the Movement Disorders Journal (IF=8.061), the leading publication in the field of Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, since 2010. He has been elected to occupy the Neurology chair (# 48) of the National Academy of Medicine of Spain, and awarded “doctor of the year” by the ABC daily newspaper.

Prof. Obeso has published more than 350 peer-reviewed papers on the pathophysiology and treatment of levodopa-induced dyskinesias and the basal ganglia in Parkinson´s disease. He has a high number of relevant publications in top general journals of, and particularly in neurology/neuroscience journals like, Annals of Neurology, Brain, Nature Neuroscience Reviews, Trends in Neuroscience, etc. His current Hirsch index is 79 (98 Google Scholar). He has also contributed to teaching and academics with over one hundred book chapters including recently one in the Harrison’s Textbook of Medicine, editorial pieces and several hundreds communications and lectures at scientific meetings.

Prof. Obeso has also served on the editorial boards of prestigious journals, and served on the scientific grants review committees of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Anne Obretch Parkinson Foundation or Dystonia Foundation, etc.  He is honorary member and Invited Professor of several organizations and institutions such as the Colombian Neurological Association, Bolivian Neurological Association and Universidad de La Habana.

In 2017 he was awarded with the Astra Zeneca prize, an honorary award in recognition of excellence in scientific career.