Psychiatrist from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva (Switzerland)
Padron (born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1938) is a medical doctor with a specialty in psychiatry who trained at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva, sharing the department with well-known Spanish psychiatrist Julian de Ajuriaguerra. He was a psychiatrist at the Psyco-social Universitarie Center in Geneva, where he became the clinical chief. He taught at Geneva University’s School of Social Studies, also specializing in criminal psychiatry and psychoanalysis. Upon his return to Spain in 1973, he began organizing the psychiatry section for the Puerta de Hierro Clinic in Madrid. He has continuously taught at the Autonomous University of Madrid, where he was appointed head of the Psychiatry Department. Since 1980, he has devoted his time to clinical work, research and teaching at the Psychoanalytical Association of Madrid, a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He has written over a dozen publications—some in French—and is a speaker and lecturer at numerous conferences and seminars in the field. Among other distinctions, he has been awarded the Legion of Honor of the French Republic.