Rodrigo Fernández Jiménez holds a degree in medicine from the Universidad de Zaragoza and a PhD from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He completed his clinical fellowship in cardiology at the Hospital Universitario Clinico San Carlos in Madrid. In addition, he holds a Diploma of Statistics and a Master’s degree of Research Methodology in Health Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
After completing his training in cardiology, he made a 4-year research-training program (including the “Rio Hortega” program) at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC). His doctoral thesis focused on the study of the dynamics of post-myocardial infarction edema using a translational platform and non-invasive imaging tools. He then secured a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship focused on cardiovascular disease prevention and health promotion at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
In January 2020, Rodrigo was promoted as Group Leader of the Cardiovascular Health and Imaging Lab at CNIC. He combines his scientific activity in CNIC with clinical activity in the Hospital Universitario Clinico San Carlos. Merging his diverse training and research backgrounds, his research efforts focus on the evaluation of health promotion strategies to instil long-life healthy habits and the study of cardiovascular health across the lifespan using non-invasive imaging technologies.