Jerónimo is an emergency medicine specialist and consultant in the emergency medicine department of Hospital General La Raza IMSS.
Words of Strength
Creating connections and relationships
To reduce the impact of stroke and vascular dementia, we need to work with experts from different backgrounds as a team to create new and innovative solutions to the existing problems.
Jerónimo is studying and addressing risk factors for stroke and post stroke dementia in the population of Mexico City.
During his fellowship Jerónimo came to have a deeper and better understanding of how social, economical, cultural, geographical and other non medical factors impact the development and prognosis of diseases like stroke and dementia.
Dementia in Mexico is an important yet unrecognised problem. As our population ages and the rate of chronic diseases rises, we will face an important increase of the cases of dementia. The time to prevent that is now.
Jerónimo Martin attended the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), where he studied medicine for seven years. During this time, he completed clinical rotations in several different hospitals, including the Neurological National Institute, Cardiology National Institute, and Mexican General Hospital. He graduated with top marks and was accepted to Hospital General La Raza, where he completed a three-year residency in emergency medicine. After graduating, he stayed on at Hospital General La Raza and became a tutor for new residents. With the help of GBHI, Jerónimo is developing programs to improve stroke treatment in Mexico.