He graduated in Medicine (Madrid) and became a Doctor of Medicine (Oviedo). He specialised in Pathological Anatomy at the Fundación Jiménez Díaz, and worked as a hospital doctor for 11 years.
Since 1983 he has been working in the area of hospital management, and was Managing Director of Hospital Covadonga in Oviedo (from 1983 to 1989), Instituto Nacional de Silicosis (1987-1989) and Hospital Central de Asturias (from 1990 to 1992). He was also Managing Director of Hospital Ramón y Cajal in Madrid (from 1992 to 1994). From July 1994 to May 1995, he was Head of the Health Administration Department of the Escuela Nacional de Sanidad (National School of Health).
Since 1986 he has been a member of the Spanish Delegation of the European Union Standing Hospitals Committee (www.hope.be), of which he was elected Deputy Chairman in 1992 (Rotterdam) and Chairman in May 1995 (Stockholm).
He joined Arthur Andersen in May 1995 as director of the Healthcare Division. He is currently a Director of the same division in PwC.