José Manuel Martínez Lage

Category: Doctor
Birth Date: 9th July 1935
Birth Place: Betanzos (A Coruña)
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He married Amalia Álvarez Moreno and has eight children. In 1959, he took a degree in Medicine at Santiago University. That same year, he entered Navarra University and founded the department of Neurology in 1967, which he directed until 1993. After specialising at 'Salpetrière Hospital' in Paris and the 'King's College Hospital' in London, he developed a great teaching activity as Neurology Professor. However, he also went on with his research activity on the fields of Epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer (to which he has been paying a special attention for fourteen years) and permanent attention to ill people.

 Work & Activities

He directed thirty-two doctoral theses and published eighteen books, about four hundred articles in Spanish and one hundred and forty-eight in English. He was one of the most important specialists in Neurology during the second half of the 20th century and trained about a hundred students. From 1979 to 1981, he was the president of the Spanish Society of Neurology, the Spanish League against Epilepsy (1982-85) and the European Association for Clinical Neuropharmacology (1984-86). From 1981 to 1985, he was also the vice-president of the World Federation of Neurology and collaborated in several national and international institutions.

 Other Interesting Aspects

He is also a member of the Academy of Medicine and has got the Cross of Alphonso the Wise.