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Calixto Machado, MD, PhD, FAAN

🇨🇺 La Habana, Cuba

Profesor Titular e Investigador Instituto de NeurologĂ­a y NeurocirugĂ­a, La Habana, Cuba

Dr. Calixto Machado graduated as MD in 1976. He continued his medical training to become Specialist in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, First Degree in 1980, and Second Degree in 1984. In 1990 he became the youngest Dr. in Sciences in his country. Dr. Machado received clinical training in specialized neurology centers in Sweden, Italy, and Austria. As senior professor and researcher Dr. Machado has thought several medical students, neurology residents, fellows, and doctorate students in neurosciences from Cuba and the rest of the world. In 1992, he was the first Cuban neurologist who was a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), nominated as a Corresponding Fellow. He has been awarded 10 times by the Best Annual Scientific Medical Research in Cuba. In 2005 he received the American Academy of Neurology “Lawrence McHenry Award”, for the excellence in neurology, and in 2011, he was awarded as the “Researcher of Year” by the International Academy for Child Brain Development (Philadelphia, USA), and by the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation (Orlando, USA). These were the first time that a Hispanic neurologist, and a neuroscientist from a developing country, received those recognitions.

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