Borja Ibáñez qualified in Medicine in 1999 from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and was awarded his PhD in Medicine by the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2009. He successfully applied in the first call for the Cardiology residency at the Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid (2000-2005), where he undertook clinical research, working principally with invasive imaging techniques for the study of atherothrombotic disease. After completing his training in clinical cardiology, he trained in basic and translational research with Professors Juan J. Badimon and Valentín Fuster at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York (2005-2008). During this period he worked on the two areas of interest that form the focus of his research at the CNIC. On his return to Madrid, he joined the Department of Atherothrombosis, Imaging and Epidemiology at the CNIC, and he combines his research with his clinical work at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos de Madrid in interventional cardiology and coronary care.