Head of Pediatrics
Director of Translational Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases
Consultant physician in Paediatric Critical Care / Infectious Diseases
Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Associate Professor in Pediatrics, University of Santiago
Born in Orense (Spain) in 1971, Federico Martinón-Torres currently is head of Pediatrics and Director of Translational Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago (Spain), Associate professor in Pediatrics (USC) and Academic of the Royal Academy of Medicine and Surgery of Galicia. He has published over 250 articles (Impact factor > 800 JCR 2017), 7 books and 150 chapters. His main research interests are: vaccines, meningococcal disease, rotavirus, pneumococcal disease, HPV and bronchiolitis/RSV. Involved in +30 ongoing trials and research projects including 2 FP7 (EUCLIDS and PREPARE), 3 H2020 (PoC-ID, PERFORM and ZIKAction) and 2 IMI-2 (RESCEU and C4C) projects.
Member of ReSViNET (www.resvinet.org), and more than 15 consultive and expert advisory boards on pneumococcal disease (www.neumoexpertos.org), meningococcal disease (www.esigem.org / www.mendicos.org), heliox, rotavirus, flu and human papillomavirus, and of over 20 professional and academic international societies. He currently co-coordinates the Translational Research Network in Infectious Diseases (RITIP, www.ritip.org), the Spanish Network of Pediatric Clinical Trials (RECLIP, www.reclip.org), and the Genetics, Vaccines, Infecctions and Pediatrics Research Group (GENVIP, www.genvip.org) of the Healthcare Research Institute of Santiago (IDIS) among other clinical networks. He currently is member of the ETAGE of WHO-Europe and coordinates the WHO collaborating centre in vaccine safety of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).