Dr Ada Cuevas

Ada Cuevas was born in Santiago, Chile. She studied in the Faculty of Medicine at the Catholic University of Chile. After she earned her MD, she obtained a Masters in Clinical Nutrition at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Chile (1990-1991).  Dr Cuevas then continued her studies in Nutrition and Metabolism doing a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Center for Human Nutrition, Southwestern Medical Center, University of Texas at Dallas (1992-1993).

Between 1995 and 2003 she was a professor at the Department of Nutrition, Diabetes and Metabolism in the Catholic University of Chile, Medical School. During that period, she was focused on clinical research in Obesity, Nutrition and Dislipidemias.

Between 2004 and 2012 she served  as Director of the Department of Clinical Nutrition,  at Las Condes Clinic in Santiago, Chile. Between 2009 and 2012 she has been Chair of the Regional Executive Committee for America of the International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS). Also, she founded the Chilean Atherosclerosis working Group, member of the IAS.

Dr. Cuevas is member of several scientific societies including the Chilean Chapter of IAS, Medical Society of Santiago, Chilean Association of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism and Chilean Endocrinology and Diabetes Society. She is also on the Editorial Board of several peer review medical journals. Recently she has focused on the area of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome and contributing to the understanding of these increasing problems in Latin America.