Professor Pablo Aschner is an Associate Professor of Endocrinology at the Javeriana University School of Medicine and Senior Research Advisor at San Ignacio University Hospital. He is also the Scientific Director of the Colombian Diabetes Association.
He graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Javeriana University, Bogotá, and undertook postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the Military Hospital, Bogotá, and at Cambridge University, UK. He has also a Master’s Degree in Clinical Epidemiology.
Professor Aschner has served as a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on chronic degenerative diseases and the IDF taskforce on Guidelines. He is also a faculty member of the Cambridge Diabetes Seminar and the Latin American Diabetes Epidemiology Course and founding member of the World Community for the Prevention of Diabetes. He has been president of the Colombian Endocrine Society and the Latin American Diabetes Association (ALAD). He has been awarded the Bernardo Houssay Medal by the Latinamerican Diabetes Association (ALAD) and the Golden Cross San Francisco Javier by the Javeriana University.
Professor Aschner’s main research interests include prevention of type 2 diabetes in the real world as well as diagnosis, control and treatment of diabetes and its complications, with emphasis on the development of evidence-based clinical guidelines. He has authored, or co-authored, over 100 abstracts, original papers and book chapters in the field of diabetes research.