Carlos A. Aguilar Salinas

Direction of Nutrition, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutricion, Mexico City, Mexico
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

Dr. Carlos A Aguilar Salinas is an internist and endocrinologist trained at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion, Mexico City. He did a post-doctoral fellowship at the Washington University, School of Medicine tutored by Dr. Gustav Schonfeld from 1992 to 1994. Dr Aguilar Salinas joined the Department of Endocrinology of the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición. In 1995, he established the first Lipid Clinic in Mexico. In 2017, he set up the Metabolic Research Unit in the same institution, a facility with the required tools to made a complete metabolic assessment with the state-of the art techniques. His current position is as Head of Nutrition.

He has participated in the identification of the main susceptibility genes for type 2 diabetes (i.e. SLC16A11) and dyslipidemias in Mexican mestizos. In addition, he has coordinated epidemiological studies that have served to describe the burden of the disease caused by these disorders. His main areas of interest are familial hypercholesterolemia and other primary dyslipidemias. He is the coordinator of the Mexican Familial Hypercholesterolemia Registry. In addition, he leads a research program to describe early markers for chronic complication in early-onset type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Aguilar Salinas is a member of the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR), the Lancet Commission on Diabetes and the SIGMA consortia. He has authored or co-authored more than 415 articles in indexed journals (h index=80). He is also on the Editorial board for Atherosclerosis, Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and BMJ Diabetes Research and Care among other journals.

Areas of Interest

  • Abdominal obesity
  • Early onset type 2 diabetes
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Prevention studies