Graduate in Medicine and Surgery from Oviedo University. Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the same University. Specialist in Ophthalmology at the Central University  Hospital in Asturias.

He is Member of several national and International scientific societies. He has cooperated with Oviedo University, has supervised undergraduate works, and has lectured in courses for doctors attending clinic training.  He also lectures in training projects sponsored by pharmaceutical firms.

He has participated in symposia and read papers at various conferences and seminars connected with his specialty.

He has worked in public primary health care and as an ophthalmologist both in the state public sector (at Cabueñes Hospital and local health centers in Gijón), in the concerted sector (at the Red Cross Hospital in Gijón as an ophthalmic surgeon), and in the private sector (at the Fernández-Vega Ophthalmological Institute and the Bascarán Clinic in Oviedo).

At present he practices as Head of the Ophthalmology Department at the Jove Hospital Foundation, where he is also a member of the Research Committee.