Lydia-VelaMedicine and Surgery Bachelor at the University of Navarra 1979-1985. Doctoral Thesis: “Role of platelet activating factor (PAF) in the pathogenesis of experimental allergic encephalitis (EAE) in the Lewis rat.” Autonomous University of Madrid, March 1991. Qualification: Excellent Cum Laude.
Neurologist at Foundation Hospital Alcorcón since 1997. Head of Neurology since 2007.
Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Miami in 2002 enjoying a FIS Grant Further studies -01/5023
University Expert in Management Units Clinics UNED 2003.
Course Management Integrated Health Services. ESADE, Madrid April 2006-March 2007.
Management Development Program in Health Institutions Fourth Edition. IESE. April 26 to June 21, 2010

Relevant publications:

  • Vela L, Cano-de-la-Cuerda R, Fil A, Muñoz-Hellín E, Ortíz-Gutiérrez R, Macías-Macías Y, Fernández-de las Peñas C. Thermal and mechanical pain thresholds in patients with fluctuatins Parkinson´s disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2012 Sep;18(8):953-7.
  • Alvarez M, Montojo T, de la Casa B, Vela L, Pareja JA. Unilateral nasal pain with migraine features. Cephalalgia. 2013 Sep;33(12):1055-8.
  • Cano-de-la-Cuerda R, Vela-Desojo L, Miangolarra-Page JC, Macías-Macías Y. Isokinetic dynamometry as a technologic assessment tool for trunk rigidity in Parkinson’s disease patients. 2014;35(3):493-501
  • Garcia-Ruiz PJ, Martinez Castrillo JC, Alonso-Canovas A, Herranz Barcenas A, Vela L, Sanchez Alonso P, Mata M, Olmedilla Gonzalez N, Mahillo Fernandez I. Impulse control disorder in patients with Parkinson’s disease under dopamine agonist therapy: a multicentre study. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2014 Aug;85(8):840-4.
  • Sánchez-Ferro A, Rábano A, Catalán MJ, Rodríguez-Valcárcel FC, Díez SF, Herreros-Rodríguez J, García-Cobos E, Alvarez-Santullano MM, López-Manzanares L, Mosqueira AJ, Desojo LV, López-Lozano JJ, López-Valdés E, Sánchez-Sánchez R, Molina-Arjona JA. In vivo gastric detection of α-synuclein inclusions in Parkinson’s disease. Mov Disord. 2014 Aug 11. doi: 10.1002/mds.25988.