Dr. Francisco Javier Puertas Cuesta

Head of Department
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine Centre
La Ribera University Hospital

Assistant Professor of Physiology
Universidad Católica de Valencia

Francisco Javier Puertas Cuesta, MD, PhD. (Alicante, Spain, 1968) is head of Department of Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine Centre at La Ribera University Hospital in Valencia, Spain since 1999, and assistant professor of Physiology at University of Valencia from 2001. He graduated (MD) at Valencia University Medical School in 1993, and was a clinical neurophysiology resident at La Fe University Hospital in Valencia, 1994-1997. He completed his fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Sleep and Wake Disorders Center, Montpellier University Hospital under the direction of Prof M. Billiard, 1997-1998. Sleep and wake interuniversity Diploma, Montpellier University in 1998. He received his PhD degree in 2006.

He served as secretary of the Spanish Sleep Society from 2003 to 2006, and later as president, 2006-2010. He was appointed member of advisory board and scientific co-coordinator of Quality Standards of Sleep Units Document published by the Spanish Health Ministry in 2011. He has published 6 book chapters, 36 papers, and more than 60 abstracts. He has been involved in the organization of first interdisciplinary accreditation course and examination in Sleep Medicine in Spain. He was certified as Somnologist, expert in Sleep Medicine, in the first examination for grandfathers organized by ESRS in 2012.

Currently he serves as member of Executive Committee of Assembly of National Sleep societies, a body member of ESRS and co-opted member of ESRS board.