"I have been a neurosurgeon of children and adults for more than 20 years; I have gathered experience after many years of clinical practice and training in the latest advances in my specialty in the best medical centers around the world, offering the most innovative surgical techniques to my patients."
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I was born in Costa Rica but grew up in Mexico, where I studied at the Higher School of Medicine of the National Polytechnic Institute. Then, I returned to the country to specialize in neurosurgery at the University of Costa Rica, where I achieved graduation with honors thanks to the excellent doctors who accompanied me in my learning process.
Since then, I have not stopped updating my knowledge, starting with Pediatric Neurosurgery and Image-guided Surgery at Brigham Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Boston, where I was an international fellow of the American Neurosurgery Association. Later, I obtained my license to practice medicine in the United States of America and completed my training as a pediatric neurosurgeon with an emphasis in neuro-oncology at Northwestern University Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, with the goal of returning to Costa Rica. and offer this knowledge to the children of my country.
In addition to working for the Costa Rican Social Security Fund at the National Children's Hospital and at the Cima San José Hospital, I have been a postgraduate professor at the University of Costa Rica for many years, training many other generations of neurosurgeons and neurosurgeons. With the need to share and disseminate the advances in modern techniques in my specialty, I am part of several international neurosurgery organizations such as the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN), holding executive positions as secretary and treasurer. For 5 years I have participated as a teacher in Neuroendoscopy at the Federico II University in Naples, Italy in conjunction with the International Federation of Neuroendoscopy (IFNE). Finally, I hold the position of Secretary both in the Latin American group of Neuroendoscopy Studies (GLEN) as well as in the Latin American Association of Pediatric Neurosurgery (ASOLAMPED), which is at the same time part of the Latin American Federation of Neurosurgery Societies (FLANC) . I have participated as local editor of the Journal of the Costa Rican Association of Neurological Sciences and also internationally in the official publication of the ISPN, Child's Nervous System.
Although neurosurgery practice is my passion, I enjoy other hobbies, such as classical guitar, traveling, running marathons, and spending time with my family and pets. I am also passionate about the visual arts, natural sciences and learning about other cultures.
My goal as a professional is to offer human quality care, reach an accurate diagnosis and provide the best treatment options.
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