He is an Associate Professor of Endocrinology at the Javeriana University School of Medicine and Senior Research Advisor at San Ignacio University Hospital. He is also the Scientific Director of the Colombian Diabetes Association
He graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Javeriana University, Bogotá, in 1974 and undertook postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology at the Military Hospital, Bogotá, and at Cambridge University, UK, qualifying as an Endocrinologist in 1982. He has also a Master Degree in Clinical Epidemiology.
Professor Aschner has served as a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on chronic degenerative diseases and the IDF taskforce on Guidelines. He is also a Faculty member of the Cambridge Diabetes Seminar and the Latin American Diabetes Epidemiology Course. He has been president of the Colombian Endocrine Society and the Latin American Diabetes Association (ALAD).
Professor Aschner’s main research interests include prevention of type 2 diabetes in the real world as well as diagnosis, control, and treatment of diabetes and its complications, with emphasis on the development of evidence-based clinical guidelines. He has authored, or co-authored, over 100 abstracts, articles and book chapters in the field of diabetes.