The youngest ever to graduate within the history of his university, Dr. Martin Zarate Lagunes completes his General Medical studies in 1986 and then specializes in Internal Medicine, graduating summa cum laude in 1990 from UNAM with honorable mention.
Shortly afterward, he is named graduate professor of internal medicine, then postgraduate professor of emergency internal medicine. As the Head of Emergency Medical Services, he perfections his knowledge within internal medicine before arriving in Paris in 1993 to work and continue his residency training.
In Paris, he receives certification in Supplemental Specialization in Medicine within advanced age in addition to a national diploma in Geriatrics and Gerontology.
Passionate about biological research and the mechanisms of aging, he obtains first and foremost certification in Normal and Pathological Aging. His research within neurodegeneration linked to age brings him to begin fundamental research on Parkinson’s disease at U-289 of INSERN within La Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. He obtains further education and certification in the Biology of Aging.
In 1999 Dr. Zarate Lagunes is solicited by Geneva University Hospital to join their medical team as the Head of the clinic at the Geriatric hospital. Recognizing his professional expertise, senior management names him Deputy Physician, then Head of Services ad interim in Medical Rehabilitation, where he supervises a department of almost 300 beds.
With more than 30 years of experience within the university-hospital domain, Dr. Zarate Lagunes joins the Swiss Medical Network group at the Clinique de Genolier, working as head of the Les Hauts de Genolier residence in 2009.
Working in close collaboration with Professor Jacques Proust with whom he shares a great passion for the biological mechanisms of aging in addition to laboratory and clinical activity, Dr. Zarate Lagunes is named Medical Deputy Director of Nescens Preventive Medicine Center at the Clinique de Genolier, where his vast experience, professionalism, and humanity enriches the quality of our medical services.