Prof. Dr. Diego García-Borreguero

Sleep Research Institute

Diego García-Borreguero, MD, PhD, is currently Director of the Sleep Research Institute, in Madrid and was until 2005, the Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Department of Neurology of the Fundación Jiménez Díaz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Spain. He received his medical degree from the University of Navarra. Prior to his present position, he 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.

His main area of research is Restless Legs Syndrome, where he is one of the leading international experts. Within that field, his main focus of research is circadian rhythms, dopaminergic augmentation and treatment outcomes.

He served between 2004 and 2008 as Secretary of the ESRS Board, and is currently a member of the ESRS-Sleep Medicine Committee and co-chair of the ESRS-EU Committee. He a past president of the Spanish Sleep Society. Since 2011 he also chairs the International Restless Legs Study Group.