I received my M.D. degree with emphasis on Internal Medicine at the National University of Trujillo in Peru, where I could also get some clinical research experience in the area of  metabolic syndrome and related disorders. Latin American countries have undergone economic growth-related lifestyle changes that have been paralleled by a dramatic increase in mortality from coronary heart disease, occasionating that 80% of the global burden from cardiovascular disease now occurs in developing countries.

My long-term goal is to become a physician-scientist and pursue an academic medical career that incorporates the three aspects of Medicine: patient care, teaching and research. To accomplish this, I am currently gaining research experience in the Yan Lab at the Robert Berne Cardiovascular Research Cente, and my research will focus on the implications of oxidative stress in health and disease. I chose the University of Virginia because it offers both accessibility to the latest technology and the possibility of outstanding research training. In the near future, I play to apply for residency and fellowship to eventually become an Interventional Cardiologist.

Jean A. Donet, M.D.
Researchl Fellow

Phone: (434)982-4473, Fax: (434)982-3139, e-mail: jad2km@virginia.edu


  1. Donet J, Galarreta C, Zavaleta L, Huaman J. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome among peruvian adults according to the recent Joint Interim Statement: evidence of an epidemiological transition (submitted to Metabolic syndrome and related disorders. 2011)

  2. Galarreta C, Donet J, Huamán J. Metabolic syndrome according to different definitions in Trujillo, Peru. Acta Medica Peruana. 2009; 26(4)

  3. Donet J. Creatinine clearance determined by Cockcroft–Gault formule and 24h-urine collection in patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Medical School Thesis; National University of Trujillo–School of Medicine 2008

  4. Huamàn J, Galarreta C, Donet J , Fernandez L, Garcia D. Postprandial lipemia at 4 hours and glycemia in patients with type 2 diabetes and their relatives. Ciencia y Tecnologia. 2006; 2(4): 125-138

  5. Galarreta C., Donet J., Fernández L. Postprandial lipemia in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic patient´s  relatives. Ciencia e Investigacion Medica Estudiantil Latinoamericana 2005;10(2); 28-36