Current Work

Martha is a neurologist at Isidro Ayora General Hospital, professor of neurology at Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja in Ecuador, and regional representative of Ecuador in the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium on Dementia (LAC-CD).

Personal Hero

My parents

Words of Strength

Cheerful, altruistic and responsible


As an Atlantic Fellow, my goals are to broaden my knowledge of brain health and interculturality. These will allow me to have the necessary tools to improve the quality of life of my people.


My main objective is to carry out a descriptive study to estimate the incidence and prevalence of dementia as a starting point for a macro project that considers comprehensive management of dementia’s pathology, as well as standardizing neuropsychological tools for diagnosis.


My professional experience has led me to closely feel the gaps in the diagnosis and management of people with dementia, especially in the indigenous population.

Education & Experience

Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina, Cuba
Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de la Habana, Cuba
First Degree Specialist
Instituto Nacional de Neurologia y Neurocirugía, Cuba
Latin American and Caribbean Consortium on Dementia (LAC-CD)
Regional Representative of Ecuador
Hospital Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja, Loja
Medical Adscribe
Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja, Loja
University Professor