Manuel J. Castillo Garzon


Dr. Manuel J. Castillo Garzon is Professor and Chair of Medical Physiology (1996-tenure), Granada Faculty of Medicine; Director of laboratories and Research Group on Clinical and Exercise Physiology (EFFECTS 262 Research Group). URL:; Scientific President Spanish Society for Anti-aging and Longevity Medicine; Consultant for Corporate Wellness and Health in several companies.

Academic Education

  • MD (1978) and PhD (1985), University of Granada, Medical School.
  • Board Chemical Pathology (1984) and Clinical Biochemistry (1988), Granada University Hospital.
  • DU Endocrinologie, Nutrition, Dietetique. Service Médecine Interne, CHU Liège, Belgium

Research activities

Lines of research interest: Nutrition, Metabolism (Plasma lipids, Diabetes, Obesity), Exercise Physiology, Anti-Aging Medicine, Telemedicine.

  • Medical Director, Sotogrande Health Resort (2005-2010).
  • Research associate and visiting professor (1992-1996) at the Division of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders, Department of Medicine, CHU-Liège, Belgium and Recipient of Grant BMH1-CT94-6070 (Category 40: University Professors and Heads of Departments), E.U. Biomedical and Health Research Program.
  • Assistant Professor of Medical Physiology (1985-1996) University of Granada.
  • Senior Lecturer of Human Physiology (1983-1985) University of Granada.
  • Research Fellow University of Liege-Medical School and University Hospital (1981-1983). FNFPI-Spain, Spanish Ministry of Health and Belgium Ministry of Education.
  • Reader in Biochemistry and Physiology (1978-1983) Granada-Medical School.
  • Research Fellow at the University of Granada-Medical School and Intern at the University Hospital (1978-1981). FNFPI-Spain and Spanish Ministry of Health. 
  • Principal Investigator for more than 30 peer-reviewed research projects funded by national and international public or private organizations.
  • Stable research and academic collaboration with several centers in Spain, Europe and America.
  • Supervisor of more than 40 national and international research fellows.
  • Supervisor of over 30 Doctoral Thesis, 10 with European mention and Prizes


  • Member of several Academic and Scientific Societies and Commissions.
  • Author of over 300 Scientific Publications, most of them in international peer-review high-impact journawith ls, more than 20 book chapters. Co-author of book on Nutrition and Physical Training (3 editions in Spanish, 1 edition in Portuguese).
  • Referee and member of Editorial Board of several national and international periodic publications.
  • More than 300 Communications to National and International Meetings and Congresses.
  • Invited speaker for more than 300 Lectures (half of them at international events).
  • President or member of organizing or scientific committee of >30 national or international events.
  • Bibliometric indicators:
  • Thomson Reuters: Indice H 52. Mean cites/work 14,3. Cites: 12288 (last 5 years 8210)
  • Google Scholar: H index 67 (last 5 year: 52). Index i10: 237 (las 5 years: 193).
  • Ranking: Top 25 (de 1142) in UGR, Top 5 en Health Science, Top 3 in Faculty of Medicine.

Lines of clinical interest: Anti-Aging Medicine, Clinical Physiology, Exercise Physiology.

See Castillo MJ or Castillo-Garzon M in for scientific publications.


Faculty of Medicine, University of Granada, E-18071 Granada, Spain