Bachelor, University Chile, Santiago, 1959. Master of Science, University Chile, Santiago, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Georgia, Athens, 1974.
Postdoctoral fellow Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, 1974—1975. Associate professor Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, 1986—1990, professor, since 1991.
Fellow: American Heart Association (Novartis award for hypertension research 2004).
Married Antonieta M. Maturana, June 26, 1971. Children: Christian, Andres.