Departamento académico: (FM) Medicina Interna

Centro académico: Facultad de Medicina (FM)

Centro clínico de la Universidad de Navarra: Clínica Universidad de Navarra (CUN)

Organización: Universidad de Navarra

Research group: LUNGSEARCH: Lung Cancer Screening, Early Detection, Biomarkers and New Therapeutic Targets


Doctor by the Universidad de Navarra with the thesis La enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica en la mujer 2009. Supervised by Dr. Javier Zulueta Frances.

Name: Juan Pablo de Torres Tajes Position: Director of the Department of Pulmonology and Consultant in Pulmonology, Pamplona. Department: Pulmonology Specialty: Pulmonology Preferential dedication: Study and treatment of COPD, emphysema and its relationship with lung cancer. H index: 55 Training and trajectory/Care activity: Graduate in Medicine from the University of the Republic in Montevideo Uruguay. Doctor of Medicine from the University of Navarra, Pamplona. Internal Medicine Residency University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Miami, FL, USA. Fellowship in Pulmonology and Intensive Care at TUFTS University in Boston, MA, USA. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Critical Care by the ABIM of the USA. He has worked since 2006 as a Consultant in Pulmonology at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra. During the period 2019-2022 he worked as a Pulmonologist at Kingston General Hospital in Kingston Ontario Canada and during that period he was also Professor of Medicine at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario Canada. Research activity: He is a member of the scientific committee and principal investigator of the international research group BODE, internationally recognized for more than 100 publications in the study of COPD. He is a member of the scientific committee and principal investigator of the CHAIN study for the longitudinal follow-up of patients with COPD. He has participated as principal investigator in the recent EPISCAN II study on the prevalence of COPD in Spain. He is or has been a member of the editorial board of the journals PlosOne and Archivos de Bronconeumología. He has received funding for more than 10 research studies on the topic of COPD, emphysema, and their association with lung cancer from public and private entities. Areas of interest: COPD, emphysema and their relationship with lung cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Determination of the prevalence and impact of comorbidities associated with COPD using chest CT. Determination of body composition through low-dose CT in patients with COPD and its relationship with the natural history of the disease. Teaching Activities: He is a Full Professor of Medicine at the University of Navarra and accredited by ANECA as a Full Professor since 2009. He has achieved exemption from the chair by ANECA and is accredited as a Full Professor by the Catalan agency AQU. He was Professor of Medicine at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario Canada. He has directed 8 doctoral theses. Research Activitiesr: Member of the international multicenter BODE study directed by Dr Bartolome Celli. Member of the Scientific Committee of the observational study in COPD CHAIN Member of the COCOMICS research group directed by Dr Joan Soriano Research member of the international multicenter study IELCAP Member of the CASSANDRA lung cancer screening project He has written 183 articles indexed in PubMed, 1/3 of them in Q1 journals. He has presented more than 250 communications at national and international conferences. He has given more than 50 presentations at national and international conferences. Organizations and societies: Member of the Spanish Society of Respiratory System Pathology (SEPAR). Member of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). Member of the American Thoracic Society (ATS). Member of the Latin American Thorax Society (ALAT). He has been a member of the scientific committee of SEPAR. He is Director of the International Relations Committee of SEPAR. Awards: He has been named a Fellow of the European Respiratory Society ERS in 2021 for his excellent career in teaching and research on respiratory diseases.