JOSÉ ANTONIO AMÉRIGO’S BIOGRAPHY
Born in Madrid in 1945 in a family primarily of doctors and journalists. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Universities of Salamanca and Madrid. Study Journalism at the official School of Journalism.
In 1969, he completed postgraduate studies at NASA (Houston – Texas) and Lovelace Foundation in Albuquerque (New Mexico). Upon his return in 1971 he joined the Autonomous University of which Dr. Arturo Fernández Cruz was Dean, first as Assistant Professor, then as Assistant and finally as Associate Professor.
In 1973, he participated in the organization of the MIR Training Access Program, together with Prof. Segovia and Rojo at the UAM (Autonomous University of Madrid) and Puerta de Hierro Clinic.
In 1974 he reads his Doctoral Thesis with Outstanding Cum Laude with the title “SOCIAL CONDUCT IN MONKEYS MODIFIED BY RADIO STIMULATION OF BASIC GANGLES AND OTHER CEREBRAL STRUCTURES”.
In 1975 he was appointed Deputy Director of the Research Department of the Ramón y Cajal Hospital. Position leaving the year of his appointment.
Medicine, Health and Video Communication
In 2002, he promoted new communication technologies through the company HIT (Health Information Technologies – Telecom Salud) with General Electric, which was then GE Medical Systems and later changed its name to GE Health Care.
It collaborates with the development of image programs for hospitals in RIS – PACS (Radiology Information System – Picture Archiving Communications System) systems throughout Latin America.
In 2005, with other partners, they founded MEDICRONIC, based on the Aviva telemedical station, where pulse, oximetry, auscultation, blood pressure, blood glucose control and heartbeat data are collected, all by computer connected by videoconference. The world’s first Call Center that operates in the distance via the Internet with the Aviva Station (American TeleCare (ATI)).
That same year he created a network of patients (Bilbao, Spain) to control different vital parameters at home. Network that worked more than three years.
Between 2010 and 2011 he produced a collection of gynecological surgical videos (CIRUGINE) under the direction of Dr. Javier Martínez Salmean commissioned by the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO).
In 2011, NUTROPEDIA, an Internet channel specialized in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food, comes to light.
In 2013 he created the Andalusian Society of the Oleocanthal Spanish Association.
And later in 2014 in the company of researcher Gary Beauchamp (Monell Center Philadelphia, United States), he created the OIS (Oleocanthal International Society) www.oleocanthalsociety.com (and from 2015 they hold an Annual Congress on Oleocanthal and health starting in Zakyntos, Greece. Úbeda and Baeza, Jaén. Olympia, Greece and Malaga, Spain) Association specialized in the world of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and a phenol called Oleocanthal ( Oleocanthal kills cancer cells without damaging healthy ones, in addition to being a powerful anti-inflammatory) so it travels to Greece, Australia and the United States.
In addition, the OIS promotes the annual WBHEC contest for the best healthy oil in the world together with Clara Villanueva and the collaboration of Laboratorios Tello (Spain), Modern Olives (Australia), Serendipity Worldwide (Spain) and Professor Feliciano Priego of Córdoba. www.wbhec.es
After having suffered a prostate cancer (2016) he suffers three strokes in 2017, already recovered in 2019 he goes to the side of “the Disease” is elected President of the Spanish Association of Patients and Patients with Chronic Diseases – CRONIC. www.cronic.es
A non-profit Association that wants to represent the 19 million Spaniards with one or more Chronic Diseases.
Among its objectives, the CRONIC Association wants to deal with issues such as Adherence to treatments, Education for Chronic Disease, more than 118 diseases with its intelligible explanation for patients and also their diet and habits of life. Likewise, the Physical and Mental Exercise and the Psychological aspects of Chronic Disease.
CRONIC also intends through its Ten Commandments to claim the privacy of patients in Public and Private Hospitals so that each room has only one bed. The Doctor – Patient Relationship, the Waiting Lists in the Hospitals, the Urgent and Medicalized Medical Care, the Acoustic Pollution due to the excessive noise in the Hospitals, the compulsory and paid Social Service for people 18 years old, Alcohol, Drugs , the Tobacco and the Game, the application of the Mediterranean Diet, the Sociosanitary attention, the Applications to use by the patients, a Legal and Financial Advice, an Office, Guides of Sanitary Equipment and finally the launching of the CRONIC FOUNDATION.