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Pablo Martinez-Lage


Dr Pablo Martinez-Lage was born in Pamplona, Spain in 1964. He obtained his medical degree in 1988 at the Medical School of the University of Navarra and became a clinical neurologist in 1992 after a residency programme in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of Navarra.

After his PhD in 1994 at the University of Navarra (Dissertation: Is the serum level of aluminium a risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease?) he attended a Clinical Fellowship program in Cerebrovascular Diseases and Dementia at the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences of the University of Western Ontario (London Ontario, Canada) under the supervision of Professor Vladimir Hachinski until 1996. During this fellowship he also worked with Professor Andrew Kertesz in his behavioural Neurology department and Professor David Muñoz in Neuropathology.

In 1997 he worked as a Clinical Researcher at the Neurology Section of the Hospital Virgen del Camino in Pamplona.

From 1999 to 2001 he directed the Psychogeriatric ward and Day Care Centre of the Landazabal Geriatric Center in Pamplona, Spain.

In 2001 he joined the Memory Disorders Unit (directed by Dr Teresa Gomez Isla) of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery of the University of Navarra (chaired by Dr Joseph Masdeu).

In September 2007 he was named Director of research at the Alzheimer Centre of Fundació ACE (Alzheimer Centre Educational; Institut Catalá de Neurociences Aplicades), chaired by Dr Merce Boada) in Barcelona where he worked until March 2010.

From March 2010 he is director of the Neurology area at the Center for Research and Advanced Therapies of the Fundacion CITA-alzheimer Fundazioa in San Sebastian. He is the principal Investigator of the Gipuzkoa Alzheimer Project in this center.

He has published more than 30 papers on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and chapters on Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia in national and international books. His main research interests are now focused on the clinical, neuropsychological and neuroimaging characterization and outcome of pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and clinical aspects of focal atrophies and frontotemporal dementias.

He is a member of the Spanish Society of Neurology, the Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology of Navarra and was a founding member of the International Society on Vascular behavioural and cognitive disorders (Vas-Cog). He has been the Coordinator of the Dementia Study Group of the Spanish Society of Neurology (2009-2012) and is a member of the Dementia Panel of the European Federation of Neurological Societies since November 2008. In 2010 he received the SEN (Sociedad Española de Neurología) Award to the best teaching activity in Neurology of the year together with Dr. Miguel Goñi. In 2012 he received the “Doctor of the year award” from the Spanish weekly health journal “A tu salud”. In 2015 has been awarded with the SEN (Sociedad Española de Neurología) 2015 Alzheimer-Social Award for his coordination of the kNOW Alzheimer Project.



Last Updated: Tuesday 11 August 2015