Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Carla Abdelnour received her medical degree at the Central University of Venezuela, and then completed her neurology residency training at the University Hospital Príncipe de Asturias in Madrid, Spain. She conducted her doctorate in Medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona working with Drs. Dag Aarsland, Javier Pagonabarraga and Jaime Kulisevsky. Her thesis focused on the influence of Alzheimer´s disease copathology in atrophy patterns, longitudinal cognitive decline, and heterogeneity of patients with dementia with Lewy bodies.
Carla´s main interest is the study of neurodegenerative diseases, especially Lewy body disease. As a Sue Berghoff LBD Research Fellow, her plan is to investigate the impact of different comorbidities in the clinical presentation, cognitive profile, and disease progression of Lewy body disease. Additionally, she wants to study the biological underpinnings of prodromal Lewy body disease to identify potential biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis.

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member of Board of Directors, Lewy Body Disease Association (2022 - Present)
  • Steering Committee Member, European dementia with Lewy bodies consortium (2015 - 2021)

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Medicine, Universidad Central De Venezuela (2021)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Autonomous University of Barcelona (2022)
  • Bachelor of Science, Colegio La Concepcion (2001)
  • PhD, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. (2022)
  • Neurologist, University Hospital Príncipe de Asturias, Madrid, Spain. (2014)
  • MD, Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela. (2007)

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