Aníbal Gutiérrez Torres, MD
We need to reinforce public healthcare systems and ensure access to universal healthcare that covers brain health regardless of social background.
Aníbal is a geriatrician currently based on Monterrey in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. His work primarily consists of caring for elderly patients with multiple comorbidities, including different dementias.
My family and my mentors at Partners In Health.
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To reduce the impact of dementia worldwide we should focus on fighting the social inequities in health. We need to reinforce public healthcare systems and ensure access to universal healthcare that covers brain health regardless of social background.
During his social service Aníbal worked with a community in rural Mexico and studied Global Health and Social Medicine in order to understand the inequities in healthcare systems so that he can change them in the future.
As an Atlantic Fellow he hopes to receive the training and knowledge necessary to implement changes in public healthcare systems that would give people with limited resources an even ground so they can get the brain health they need and deserve.
In Mexico dementia is not covered by public health care, making this a barrier for people with limited resources to get access to proper screening, prevention and treatment. Aníbal hopes that by reinforcing healthcare systems we can stop this inequity.
Aníbal received his medical school training from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), during his social service he spent a year in a rural marginalized community in Chiapas, Mexico, working with Partners In Health and studying Global Health and Social Medicine. After graduating he undertook a medical residence in Geriatrics in the Multicenter Residency Program from ITESM, which allowed him to work at public as well as private medical centers and to incorporate the best of both practices into his personal practice.