Dr. Gomez-Isla received her medical school training at the University Complutense, Madrid, Spain and completed her residency in neurology at the Hospital Doce de Octubre, Madrid, Spain. She then completed a clinical and research fellowship in the Memory Disorders and Alzheimer's Research Laboratory of MGH. She has subserved as Chief of the Memory Disorder's Unit at Clinica Universitaria of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain, and Hospital Santa Cruz y San Pablo, Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Gomez-Isla sees patients and conducts clinical research at the MGH, and also performs basic research at the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease.
ResearchDr. Gomez-Isla has specific clinical interests in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. She see patients with these disorders as part of clinical evaluation and care, as well as for research purposes. There is a great need to understand the mechanisms that lead to neural system collapse and impaired cognition in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, and to find better treatments potentially able to prevent or cure this illness. A large part of her research focuses on the development and characterization of transgenic mouse models of Alzheimer's disease and on testing novel therapeutic strategies. Dr. Gomez-Isla also perform research on human brains from individuals who suffered Alzheimer's disease while alive and cognitively-intact individuals across the age spectrum searching for molecular mechanisms responsible for individual vulnerability/resilience to this type of dementia.
Since 2005, 14 MGHers have joined Ernesto González, MD, on the list of past recipients of the Ernesto González Award for Outstanding Service to the Latino Community. At an Oct. 3 ceremony in the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, another two names were added.
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