Dra. María Isabel Zamora
Division of Medicine
Dra. María Isabel Zamora
Adults and adolescents
Languages: English, French and Spanish
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Dra. María Isabel Zamora
Division of Medicine
Dra. María Isabel Zamora
Adults and adolescents
Languages: English, French and Spanish
  • Graduate in Medicine by Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid.
  • Neurology Specialist by Complejo Asistencial de Segovia.
  • Specialist in Psychiatry by Hospital General Universitario Reina Sofía de Murcia.

Dr Zamora was born in Montreal, a city known to be multicultural and diverse. Both her parents are of Spanish descent. She lived in Canada until the age of 19 and her academic education was bilingual in French and English up to then.

At age 16, as part of her extracurricular activities, she represented Canada in a cultural program called Ruta Quetzal, which was recognized by UNESCO to be of «Universal Interest». She got to travel around Spain, USA and Mexico, and it proved to be a very inspirational experience.

In 2003, she moved to Spain to pursue her education in Medicine at the University of Alcalá (Madrid). While being in Medical School, she had the opportunity to undertake exchange programs throughout Europe. Slovakia was one of the destinations where she studied during the summer of 2005 (Košice’s University Hospital Louis Pasteur). Another destination was France, where she spent her fifth year in the “Faculté de Médecine de Montpellier”. This is where she had her first clinical contact with Neurology and Psychiatry, which would one day become her specialties.

Once she achieved her medical degree, she went on to pursue her specialty as a resident in Neurology at the Hospital Complex in Segovia (Spain). During the first years, she completed her training with rotations in different hospitals in Madrid (H. U. Ramón y Cajal, H.U. 12 de Octubre, H.U. Puerta de Hierro) and in Valladolid (H.U. Río Hortega). As a senior resident, she moved back to her hometown Montreal to undergo an internship at the Montreal Neurological Institute, where she trained in Movement Disorders, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis and Neurology wards.

After completing her specialty in Neurology, she undertook a second Residency in Psychiatry at the “Hospital General Universitario Reina Sofía” in Murcia (Spain). During that time, she took experience with different orientations in psychotherapy. Some of her clinical rotations were Dementia-Psychogeriatrics, Adult and Child/Adolescent Outpatients-Community Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Adult and Child/Adolescent inpatient Psychiatry, Addictions, and long-term Mental Health Rehabilitation.

In 2021-2022, she worked as a psychiatrist in the public health system and was the Coordinator of the Psychogeriatrics and the Functional Diversity Programs in Alcobenda’s Mental Health Center (Madrid). She also assisted adult outpatients and attended on-call duties at the “Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofía” (San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid).

  • 2016-2021. Specialization in Psychiatry (Hospital General Universitario Reina Sofía de Murcia, Spain).
  • 2010-2014. Specialization in Neurology (Complejo Asistencial de Segovia, Spain).
  • 2003-2009. Medical doctor degree (Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain). - 2007-2008 Erasmus Erasmus (Faculté de Médecine, Université de Montpellier, Francia)
  • 2021-2022 | Coordinator of Psychogeriatrics and Functional Diversity programs in Alcobenda’s Mental Health Center in Madrid (National Public Health System)..
  • 2021-2022 | Adult outpatient Psychiatrist in Alcobenda’s Mental Health Center in Madrid (National Public Health System)..
  • 2021-2022 | Emergency psychiatrist during the on-call duties at Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofia (San Sebastián de los Reyes, Madrid). (National Public Health System)..
  • 2021-2022 | Research coordinator in the “Ethics and Research sub-commission” of Psychiatry Department in Hospital Universitario Infanta Sofía (San Sebastián de los Reyes Madrid). (National Public Health System).
  • Fall 2015 | Neurologist in General Neurology Ward. Institut Calot - Fondation Hopale (Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France).
  • Gutiérrez Ríos R, Castrillo Sanz A, Gil Polo C, Zamora García MI, Morollón Sánchez-Mateos N, Mendoza Rodríguez A. Collet-Sicard syndrome. Neurologia. 2015 Mar;30(2):130-2. doi: 10.1016/j.nrl.2013.04.002. PMID: 23796762.
  • Gil Polo C, Rodríguez Sanz MF, Berrocal Izquierdo N, Castrillo Sanz A, Gutiérrez Ríos R, Zamora García MI, Mendoza Rodríguez A, Duarte García-Luis J. Blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm: long-term treatment with botulinum toxin. Neurologia. 2013 Apr;28(3):131-6. doi: 10.1016/j.nrl.2012.03.009. PMID: 22652139.
  • Castrillo A, Tabernero C, García-Olmos LM, Gil C, Gutiérrez R, Zamora MI, Mendoza A, Rodríguez MF, Guerrero P, Rodríguez-Vico JS, Ferrero M, Morollón N, Duarte J. Postdural puncture headache: impact of needle type, a randomized trial. Spine J. 2015 Jul 1;15(7):1571-6. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.03.009. PMID: 25794941.
  • Castrillo-Sanz A, Mendoza A, Gutiérrez-Ríos R, Zamora MI, Morollón N, Rodríguez-Sanz MF, Duarte J. [Posterior reversible encephalopathy in a case of late-onset eclampsia]. Rev Neurol. 2013 Aug 1;57(3):112-6. PMID: 23881615.
  • Neurology resident handbook of the Spanish Society of Neurology, 2012 - “Lewy Body Dementia” - “Frontotemporal Dementia”
  • Resident Emergency Handbook of the HGURS 2017 - “Acute confusional state/ delirium”
  • “Agitation” chapter published in the SEMES’ Medicine and Emergency Update Program for Professionals (ISBN: 978-84-9110-110-9). June 2018.
  • VI International Congress in Clinical Contexts and Health. May 2020 | “Psychotic episode in patient with Hashimoto Encephalopathy and history of paranoid schizophrenia.” - "Cycloid Psychosis: a case report."
  • III International Congress in Clinical Contexts and Health. March 2017 | “Confusion in Patient with Small Cell Lung Carcinoma” - “Case report on Fantastic Paraphrenia: Importance of Psychopathology Assessment”
  • XIX Spanish Psychiatry National Congress. Palma de Mallorca. October 2016 | Spanish adaptation of the “Adolescent Peer Relations Instrument (APRI)” for school bullying detection
  • 65th Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Neurology. Barcelona. November 2013 | “Neck-tong syndrome: a family report”
  • 64th Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Neurology. Barcelona. November 2012 | “Bilateral limb shaking” - “Cervical dystonia in religious individuals: a new occupational dystonia?” - “Colonic Perforation, an autonomic complication in Guillain-Barré Syndrome”
  • XLI Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Neuroradiology. Alicante. October 2012 | “Craniocervical manifestations of the Gardner syndrome, 2 cases and review of the literature”
  • Course title: “The Elderly Care from a Multiple Perspective: Gerontology, Neurology and Psychiatry (GeNePsi)”, fall 2022. Online format| Lectures: Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia - Movement disorders - Cerebrovascular disease
  • Course title: “Healthy Sleep Hygiene Habits”. Personality disorders Day Hospital. Hospital psiquiátrico Román Alberca, Murcia, Spain. November 2019
  • Electroconvulsive therapy and cognitive function. Dementia Unit of the Neurology Department. HUVA, Murcia, Spain. November 2020
  • Motor stereotypies. Child and Adolescent inpatient unit of Psychiatry. HUVA March 2020
  • Atypical psychosis. Personality disorders day hospital. HPRA, Murcia, Spain. October 2019
  • Psychiatric disorders of dialysis patients. HGURS. May 2019
  • Second generation antipsychotics during pregnancy. HPRA, Murcia, Spain. March 2019
  • Discriminating autism spectrum disorders from schizophrenia by investigation of mental state attribution on an on-line mentalizing task: A review and meta-analysis. HPRA February 2018
  • Bulimia and drug abuse. CAD, CSM Murcia Este. January 2018
  • Depression and Parkinson’s Disease. HGURS. April 2017
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment. HGURS. February 2017
  • A case on Depression and Parkinson’s Disease. HPRA, February 2017
  • Management of neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia. HGURS. January 2017
  • Differential diagnosis of Early Onset cognitive Impairment. HGURS, November 2016
  • Mild cognitive impairment in Primary Care. CS Murcia Sur. September 2016
  • Management of cognitive impairment. CS Murcia Sur September 2016

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