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Sheila Castro-Suarez, MD

Atlantic Fellow at GBHI
UCsf Memory and aging center
Professional Profile
Home Country: Peru
Profession: Neurologist
Social Media: Twitter:@sheics2

Sheila Castro-Suarez is a neurologist and clinical researcher at the behavioral Neurology department at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurológicas (INCN). Her clinical practice is focused on running a clinic for dementias and other cognitive disorders. She also has been involved in research projects regarding validation of cognitive screening test and genetics of dementia.

I believe that one of the mainstays to achieve healthy aging is to identify the preventable risk factors of the diseases, especially those that compromise cognition.

Castro-Suarez has a faculty position as invited professor of Neurology and functional neuroanatomy at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. She also contributes as associate editor of Peruvian Journal of Neuropsychiatry. Her knowledge on cognitive screening tests and dementia allow her to participate as speaker in many scientific courses and workshops, and mentoring many residents in neurology.

Castro-Suarez is an advocate for healthy aging and she strongly believes that one of the mainstay to achieve this goal is to identify the preventable risk factors for cognitive disorders. She is committed to develop a multidisciplinary, integrated and accessible national health care program for cognition and healthy aging at INCN connected to a well stablished network of affiliated centers across the country and abroad. She also wants to strengthen her research skills and be able to conduct research to improve healthcare of patients and families affected with cognitive disorders. Castro-Suarez combines work with a variety of activities to improve healthy aging. In her free time, she likes to listen to music, swim, and take photography (she has a large collection of flowers pics).

Bio: Sheila Castro-Suarez received her medical school training from the University "San Luis Gonzaga de Ica", Peru. She 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.