Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and CareISSN: 2325-9639

Daniel P. Cardinali

Daniel P. Cardinali, PhD
Department of Teaching and Research
Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Argentina

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Dr. Cardinali got his MD and PhD degrees with honors at the Salvador University, Buenos Aires. Since 1971 he is a Research Career Awardee of the Argentine National Research Council and from 1986 to 2008 he was Professor of Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires. He is presently Director of Department of Teaching & Research, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, and Professor Emeritus, University of Buenos Aires. To date Dr. Cardinali has published more than 450 scientific papers (for those listed in PubMed, see web page: and 105 invited review articles in books). He has edited 25 scientific books and special issues. He has been an invited speaker in 125 international congresses and colloquia. Dr. Cardinali has been the supervisor more than 40 postdoctoral Fellows and investigators from CONICET, Argentina, and has directed 18 doctoral theses completed with honors at the University of Buenos Aires. The most relevant awards and honors Dr. Cardinali has received include the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Western Hemisphere Competition, New York (1977), the Curt P. Richter Prize, International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology and Irish Foundation for Human Development (1983), the Doctorates “honoris causa” in Medicine at the Complutense University, Madrid, Spain (1991) and at the University of Salamanca, Spain (1998), the nomination as a Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine, Spain (1991) and the nomination as Illustrious Guest, City of Salamanca, Spain (1995). In 2003 Dr. Cardinali was awarded the Konex Foundation Prize as one of the 5 most relevant Argentine scientists in basic biomedical sciences of the preceding decade. In 2007 he was awarded with the Scopus Prize, Elsevier, Amsterdam, for being the most cited Argentine scientist in biomedicine working in Argentina, according to the Scopus database and received the Bernardo Houssay Award to the Scientific Excellence, Argentine Government. In 2008 he received the Aaron B. Lerner Pioneer Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Melatonin Research, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). Since 2007 Dr. Cardinali is the Chairman of the International Congress Program Committee, World Federation of Sleep Research & Sleep Medicine Societies.

Research Interest

Dr. Cardinali´s fields of interest include the Physiology and Pharmacology of Melatonin and Biologic Rhythms, in particular their relationships with Sleep Medicine.


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