Dr. Ignacio Jiménez-Alfaro Morote

Head of Ophthalmology at the Jiménez Díaz Foundation
Clinical area

Dr. Ignacio Jiménez-Alfaro appears on the list of the best Spanish ophthalmologists, according to Forbes Magazine, 2017. He is an Advisor to the European Medicines Agency and a member of the Expert Group for the study of Refraction Defects appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs.

Professional experience
  • Head of Department at Ruber Juan Bravo Hospital Complex since 2017.
  • Head of Ophthalmology at the Jiménez Díaz Foundation from 2007 to present; Head of Ophthalmology at Infanta Elena Hospital in Valdemoro (Madrid) since 1st December 2007; and Head of Ophthalmology at Rey Juan Carlos Hospital in Móstoles (Madrid), from 21st March 2011 to present.
  • Ophthalmology Specialist at the Jiménez Díaz Foundation between February 1994 and February 2007.
Membership in scientific societies
  • Member of the IIS-FJD (Institute for Health Research at Jiménez Díaz Foundation University Hospital).
  • Associate Doctor of the Daza de Valdés Institute of Optics at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
  • Co-Director of the Jiménez Díaz Foundation Partner Unit – CSIC Institute of Optics.
  • Consultant to the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices.
  • Advisor to the European Medicines Agency.
  • Member of the Expert Group for the study of Refraction Defects appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs.
  • Member of the Expert Group to develop the project for nationwide Referral Centres, Services and Units, appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs.
Research and teaching
  • Books and monographs: 6
  • Book chapters: 13
  • Publications in national journals: 17
  • Publications in international journals: 24
  • Participation in 11 funded research projects
  • Presentations at national conferences and seminars: 62
  • Presentations at international conferences: 50
  • Lectures, round tables and courses delivered: 99
  • Professor of doctorate courses and degrees: 23
  • Associate Professor of Health Sciences at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine), since the academic year 2000/2001.
  • Head Professor (Ophthalmic Understanding, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine) at the Autonomous University of Madrid.
Languages for clinical practice
  • Spanish