Cohort 
2019

Sheila Castro-Suarez, MD

Neurologist

We need to educate the population on brain health and work as a team to reduce the scale and impact of dementia.

Current Work

Sheila is a staff neurologist and clinical researcher at the Behavioral Neurology Department of the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurológicas, a government-run tertiary level neurological center for neurologic patients located in Lima, Peru.

Personal Hero

Her parents, Jacinda Arden

Words of Strength

Helping others, courage, honesty, fairness

Vision

Sheila believes we need to educate the population on brain health from infancy and childhood, train our health professionals and work as a team to reduce the scale and impact of dementia.

Strategy

Sheila is working with trained and interconnected groups of health professionals working under shared clinical and research protocols in Lima, Peru, for early identification of the FTD patients, taking in mind the socio-cultural factors around the diagnosis of FTD.

Motivation

In Peru, persons with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are under-recognized or are diagnosed late in their disease course. Cultural and other social determinants may affect the appearance and interpretation of FTD signs and symptoms, leading to a delay in diagnosis, treatment, and management.

Education & Experience

Sheila Castro-Suarez received her medical school training from the University San Luis Gonzaga de Ica, Peru. Sheila trained as a neurologist at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru, and she studied clinical epidemiology in the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. After she completed her training in neurology, she has joined the Behavioral neurology department at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurologicas, as an attending neurologist. Sheila has a faculty position as an invited professor of Neurology and functional neuroanatomy at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

Awards & Honors

2010-2011 Chief of the Residents, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurologicas, Lima, Peru. 2010-2011 President of the Peruvian Consortium of Residents in Neurology, Lima, Peru.

Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurologicas, Lima, Peru
2010-2011
Chief of the Residents
Peruvian Consortium of Residents in Neurology, Lima, Peru
2010-2011
President