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I am Dr. Iñigo San-Millán and I am a faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. I have worked for the past 25 years for many professional teams and elite athletes worldwide across multiple sports like soccer, cycling, football, basketball, track and field, rowing, triathlon, swimming and Olympics. Currently, Currently, I am the Director of Performance for Team UAE Emirates cycling team and the personal physiologist and coach of 2020 and 2021 Tour de France winner Tadej Pogacar.

 

I have also been consultant in exercise physiology and sports medicine to international organizations including the US Olympic Committee.  I have been a pioneer in developing new methodologies for monitoring athletes at the metabolic and physiological level including the first method to indirectly measure mitochondrial function and metabolic flexibility as well as the co-developer of the first methodology to deploy metabolomics assessment to professional sports. I also the co-developed the first method to indirectly measure skeletal muscle glycogen in a non-invasive manner using high frequency ultrasound.

 

My areas of research, clinical work and interest include exercise metabolism, cancer metabolism, metabolic health, nutrition, sports performance, diabetes and critical care. 

 

Although now a recreational athlete, I used to be a competitive athlete and played soccer for 6 years for the developmental academy of Real Madrid soccer team as well as got to race as a low-key professional cyclist for 2 years.

Education:

-Exercise and Health Science-Sports Medicine 

Colorado State University

-Doctorate, School of Medicine

University of the Basque Country

-Postgraduate:  Cancer Research Program

Harvard Medical School

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