Head of the Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section (NMDI) within the Division of Human Health, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Born in Bogota, Colombia, has a nuclear medicine degree from the National Cancer Institute – Javeriana University. Completed fellowship training in nuclear cardiology at the St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital and nuclear oncology (PET) at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, USA in 1997. Acquired a Master’s Degree in Communication and Education from the Autonoma University in Barcelona, Spain in 2013. Served as Assistant Professor of Radiology at El Bosque University.
In 2009, joined the IAEA and in November of 2013 became Head of NMDI. She places special emphasis on strengthening the competences of nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging professionals in Member States through different mechanisms, particularly by using information and communication technologies for educational purposes, organization of international conferences, and multiple training courses around the world. She also focuses on increasing the number of female professionals participating in IAEA activities and encouraging female professionals from LMICs to join graduate programmes on nuclear sciences.
She has co-authored over 100 scientific articles and books, and presented over 300 lectures at international conferences.