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Posted by: The Sumaira Foundation in News & Announcements, Uncategorized
June 3, 2022 – The Sumaira Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. José Flores of the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (INNN) in México City as the first neurologist from Latin America to join TSF’s medical advisory board.
José Flores is currently a member of the Board of Directors at National Academy of Medicine and has served as the Chief of the Neurology department at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (INNN) in México City for the last 15 years. Dr. Flores is also part of the Clinical Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Diseases. He is a senior consultant in demyelinating diseases and CNS autoimmune disorders at the same institute.
He graduated in Internal Medicine and Neurology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and is a Professor of Neurology and Neuroimmunology at INNN in Mexico City. He has a high speciality degree in multiple sclerosis and demyelinating diseases by National Autonomous University of Mexico and National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, is a senior researcher in Medical Sciences from the National Institutes of Health of Mexico and Member of the National Researchers System of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) of Mexico.
Dr. Flores is a member of editorial boards of national journals and a is co-coordinator for the Atlas of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) of Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF). Dr Flores is a core member of the Board for both the National Council of Neurology and MEXCTRIMS.
In 2017, Dr Flores received the Manuel Velasco-Suárez Award for his contributions to Mexican neurology to better understand NMO through genetics.