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Medical Doctor with Expertise in Neurosciences and Brain Imaging

Technical Consultant #1818


Expertise

  • A practicing Medical Doctor with 10 years of experience in neurosciences, five years in nuclear medicine, and one year in molecular biology and pathology.
  • Assessments of brain trauma patients, disability cases, for the insurance industry.
  • Extensive experience in data analysis of PET, SPECT MRI, fMRI, and EEG with source localization.
  • Extensive experience in medicine, clinical research and analysis including GCP regulations, specializing in clinical neurology, radiology and pathology.
  • Knowledgeable in database management and biostatistics.
  • Leading areas of medical research: Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
  • Brain imaging data for the development of bionic based software to enhance creativity and intelligence.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Medical Director, 2012 - Present

  • Telemedicine, Family practice. Treatment of a variety of medical conditions in a wide range age population from infants to elderly.

Censeo Health, Medical Doctor, 2011 - 2012

  • Insurance Assessments. Home based medical evaluations to geriatric patients.

Cognimetrix Inc., President and Senior Advisor, 2007 - Present

  • Responsible of business management and strategic planning, scientific research on creativity and artificial intelligence.
  • Independent medical examination assessments, networking activities, and administrative activities.

Cerebral Diagnostics Canada, Inc., Brain Imaging Research Scientist, 2006 - 2008

  • Responsible for extensive data collection and EEG recording; pilot data, advanced image and statistical analyses; literature review and meta-analysis; project management; software development and debugging; business management and administration.
  • Conducting investigations of the properties of electrical fields generated by the brain.

University of Toronto, Canada, Research Fellow, 2004 - 2006

  • Conducted research on dementia and medical techniques specific to SPECT, PET, and MRI.
  • Gathered, developed, and analyzed a database of 1,600 patients files; organized on of the largest database in the world for SPECT and dementia.
  • Coordinated and managed human subjects, including brain imaging scans; interfaced with medical and research professionals and hospitals in coordinating new research projects; and reviewed and made recommendations for grant applications for the Alzheimer's Association.

State of University, NY, Resident in Pathology, 2002 - 2003

  • Developed a methodology for brain tumor research; analyzed slides, assessed clinical lab findings, and composed abstracts on research results.
  • Performed anatomy pathology, chemistry, and molecular biology research as well as human autopsies.
  • Reviewed slides for histology and anatomic pathology; worked with multi-disciplinary teams performing research and providing medical care to patients; and performed neuroscience research focused on chemistry, molecular biology, and immunology.

University of Pennsylvania, Research Fellow in Nuclear Medicine, 2000 - 2001

  • Established protocols and performed research analyzing a PET, SPECT, and planar imaging in order to image patient database for Parkinson's disease, dementia, and brain death.
  • Reconstructed database files, including technical analysis of Windows, Mac, and UNIX computer systems for clinical research.
  • Reviewed brain images of patients; provided medical advice and information; analyzed the technical aspects of positron emission tomography and single photon emission computed tomography.
  • Created a methodology for assessing Alzheimer's patients utilizing nuclear medicine techniques.

Emory University, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999 - 2000

  • Conducted research and analysis on humans using PET, focusing on touch and Parkinson's disease.
  • Studied animal subjects and trained them to apply tactile stimulus for electrophysiological measuring; reviewed patient data from the PET scans and performed analysis using SPM and MATLAB.
  • Developed protocols and performed clinical trials with PET, MRI, and psychophysics on human subjects; studied the basic science mechanisms of tactile stimulus in Parkinson's disease.

University of Minnesota, Resident in Neurology, 1994 - 1996

  • Performed clinical rounds, reviewed patient data, and managed a caseload of patients.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

Specific Studies

  • Neurology, University of Minnesota
  • Pathology, SUNY Buffalo
  • Brain Imaging, Emory University
  • Nuclear Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Brain Imaging, University of Toronto
  • Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Imaging - University of Toronto

Reviewer and Auditor

  • Alzheimer's Association-Grants
  • Psychiatry Research-Elsevier-Journals
  • Canadian Standards Association: QMI Internal Auditor

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • York Technology Association
  • United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • College of American Pathologists
  • American Medical Association
  • Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Canadian society for the computational studies of intelligence
  • American Association for the advancement of Artificial Intelligence
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology
  • Toronto Biotechnology Initiative
  • Research and Development Canada
  • Biotech Canada
  • NIO, Neurotechnology Industry Organization
  • Toronto Board of Trade.
  • World Trade Center

Awards

  • First Place Graduate at the Venezuela College Medical School and Practice.

Publications

  • Author and Co-Author of numerous national and international manuscripts, posters and presentations.

Education

  • M.D. University of Central Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
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