Professor Guillermo Ruiz-Irastorza, MD, PhD

Professor Guillermo Ruiz-Irastorza, MD, PhD

Autoimmune Research Unit at Cruces University Hospital, Bizkaia,
Spain

Guillermo Ruiz-Irastorza is Head of the Autoimmune Research Unit at Cruces University Hospital, Bizkaia, Spain, where he has been since 2001.
Professor Ruiz-Irastorza received his MD from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain in 1990 and became a specialist in Internal Medicine in 1996. Following his PhD from the University of the Basque Country, Spain in 1999, he spent a year as a Research Fellow at the Lupus Research Unit, St Thomas’ Hospital, UK, before returning to the Hospital Universitario Cruces as Consultant Physician in Internal Medicine. He became Professor of Medicine at the University of the Basque Country, Spain in 2004.

Professor Ruiz-Irastorza is a member of the Editorial Board of Lupus, and a reviewer of several journals in the fields of rheumatology and autoimmune diseases, including Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, Arthritis & Rheumatology, Rheumatology, Journal of Rheumatology and Lupus Science & Medicine.

He is a member of the Grupo de Estudio de las Enfermedades Autoinmunes  Sistémicas (GEAS), and coordinator of the first Spanish national lupus inception cohort study (RELES). He has been member of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) since 2008.

Professor Ruiz-Irastorza’s clinical and research interests focus on systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid syndrome, and pregnancy and autoimmune diseases. He is author of 138 peer-reviewed publications and 20 book chapters.

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