Elixena Lopez Savon
Hospital Juan Manuel Marquez La Habana
Elixena López Savón, was born on August 14, 1982 in Guantánamo Province, Cuba, as a child she had a vocation for medicine and always dreamed of being a neurosurgeon, She comes from a family of doctors, Her mother is a general practitioner and specialist in Microbiology, her sister is a gynecologist and fertility specialist. She graduated as a doctor in June 2006, working in primary care in rural areas of Cuba, in 2008 She graduated as a specialist general practitioner, and also attended a medical emergency in that same year, after two years, from 2009 to 2011 in Bolivia as intensivist doctor in the town of Villa Tunari, as part of a medical collaboration agreement between Cuba and the Bolivian government. Later She received a Master's degree in Emergency and Medical Emergencies and She started the specialty of Neurosurgery, the surgical branch of which she graduated in 2015, after four years and means of studies, with good teaching and care results at the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (INN) of Havana. She worked as a neurosurgeon three years ago in the pediatric hospital "Juan Manuel Márquez" in Havana, city where she had been living since 2013, she has certified courses of spinal surgery, carotid doppler, transfontanel ultrasound, She also have an interventional imaging research course, She was also a member of AOSPINE since 2013, and She has participated in five congresses of this organization held in Havana.
Neurosurgery and spinal surgery