Chief in Neurosurgical Specialities

Dr Karla Pedroza MD PH

Dr. Karla Pedroza and her team of Top Neurosurgeons of Mexico, performing advanced procedures at Mexico’s Top state-of-the-art hospitals.

Recognized by her peers as one of Mexico’s top neurosurgeons, Dr. Karla Pedroza is also a compassionate and genuine human being. She’s a wife (married to one of Mexico’s top neurologists) and a mom to two wonderful children. Dr. Pedroza likes to treat her patients like family.


Achievments & Awards

Dr. Karla Pedroza Biography


  • EDUCATION
  • AWARDS AND HONORS
  • PUBLICATIONS (CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

Education:

  • 2002 M.D, (With honors), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México,  México D.F.

Post medical Training:

  • 2002   Surgical Intern in Clinical Neurology, Hospital General de México.
  • 2002   Surgical Intern in Spine Surgery, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitacion, México.
  • 2004   Surgical Intern in Neuropathology, Hospital General de México.
  • 2004 Resident Neuroradiologist, Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirujia, México.
  • 2005  Clinical fellow Vascular Microsurgery, Hospital General de México
  • 2007 Surgical Intern in Trauma Neurosurgery, Hospital General XOCO, México.
  • 2007  Surgical Intern in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Hospital Infantil de México.
  • 2003-07 Resident in Adult Neurosurgery, Hospital General de México.
  • 2008 Resident in Cranial Base Surgery, Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXI, México.
  • 2011 XXVII European Workshop on basic techniques of microneurosurgery , Vienna Austria
  • 2011  XXVII European workshop on cerebral Revascularization, Vienna Austria
  • 2014-15 Fellowship In Vascular Neurosurgery  Instituto Nacional De Neurología Y Neurocirugia
  • 2016-17 Fellowship In Neurointensive Care National Institute Of Neurology And Neurosurgery  Mexico

License:

2001 : Registro de la Dirección General de Profesiones: 3568244.

2008: Neurosurgeon: 5461453.

Academic Appointments:

2010-2011: Professor of Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology, Universidad Mundial San José del Cabo

2016: Professor of basic- clinical skills in Medicine Faculty, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

2017: Professor in Neurointensive  care. Nactional Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Mexico

Hospital Appointments:

  • 2009 – 2012  Chief of the Neurosurgical Service Amerimed Hospital Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo, BCS México.
  • 2012-  Staff Neurosurgeon Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de Ixtapaluca
  • 2015-  Asociate Neurosurgeon in Hospital Angeles Acoxpa, Mexico City
  • 2017- Asociate Neurosurgeon Hospital Hmas Los cabos
  • 2017- Asociate Neurosurgeon Hospiten Los Cabos

Awards and Honors:

  • 1993-1996 Achievement Alumnus Award, A.B at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • 1996-2001 Distinguished Alumnus Award, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • 1996-2001 Selected Alumnus for the High Academical Requirement Program, actually Educational Quality Cores – by its Spanish acronym NUCE – Núcleos de Calidad Educativa/Programa de Alta Exigencia Academica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México., México.
  • 2001- Summa cum laude on Professional Examination and Graduate Diploma, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México., México
  • 2002-  High mark alumni Award during interim semester, Instituto Nacional de Nutrición y Ciencias, “Salvador Zubrian”.
  • 2008-2018 Certificated by the “Consejo Mexicano de Cirugía Neurológica” Number 852

Professor in seminars

  • Cuidados de sondas de ventriculostomía en el Hospital General de Ecatepec “Las Américas” , 2008
  • Traumatismo craneoencefálico  jornadas del Hospital General de Ecatepec “Las Américas”, 2008
  • Tumores cerebrales en Las Jornadas del Hospital General de Cabo San Lucas, 2011
  • Trauma craneal en las jornadas del Hospital General de Cabo San Lucas, 2011
  • Tratamiento quirúrgico del deterioro cognitivo en la 8ª reunión de especialistas en demencias en enero 2013
  •  “Valoración Neurológica en Urgencias Psiquiátricas”. Curso de Urgencias Psiquiatricas. Hospital Psiquiátrico Granja La Salud, Noviembre 2013
  • “Manejo de cavernomas cerebrales” en el Primer Congreso de Neurociencias del Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de Ixtapaluca, mayo 2014
  • Abordaje micropterional en enfermedad aneurismática. Como tema de alternativas de tratamiento avanzado en patología vascular. XXIII Congreso Mexicano de cirugía Neurológica Mazatlán Sinaloa, Agosto 2015
  • Actualidades en el manejo de enfermedades cerebrovasculares en el CMN 20 de noviembre, Mexico D.F, diciembre 2015
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage, clinical experience. Hospital General de Mexico Society Acapulco Mexico  February 10-13 2016
  • Hemorragia Subaracnoidea, manejo actual. Reunión del capìtulo de vascular la sociedad Mexicana de cirugía Neurológica. Morelia Michoacán. 25 de febrero del 2016
  • Manejo quirúrgico de la enfermedad de Moya Moya (Moya Moya treatment  ). XIX Congreso del la sociedad de Cirugía Neurológica de Occidente. Isla Navidad Colima . 20-23 de julio del 2016
  • Técnicas actuales de manejo en hemorragia subaracnoidea aneurismática (Actual techniques of tretment in subarachnoid haemorrage). XIX Congreso del la sociedad de Cirugía Neurológica de Occidente. Isla Navidad Colima  20-23 de julio del 2016
  • Dilemas éticos en traumatismo craneoencefálico: muerte encefálica.( Ethical dilemas in Acute traumatic lesión: Brain death)  II Congreso Nacional de los Hospitales Regionales de Alta Especialidad. León Guanajuato Noviembre 21-24 2016
  • Vascular simulation in Neurosurgery XXIV Congress of SMCN Cancun Mexico, Aug  2017
  • Intensive care neuromonitoring en vascular neurosurgery Cancún México Aug. 2017

Community Service:

  • 2001-2002 Auxiliary Health Unit for the agrarian community – San Juan Quetzalcoapan., TLX., México.

Memberships:

  • 2008 Mexican Society of Neurological Surgery
  • 2011 Colegio Médico de San José del Cabo
  • 2011 Medical society of Hospital Amerimed
  • 2015 Medical society of Hospital Angeles Acoxpa
  • Dorado- Martínez, N Pereira- Muñoz, A Durán- Vásquez, K. Pedroza- Ríos, G. Borgonio- Pérez, S Rivas-Arancibia., Antioxidant effects of Vitaminas C and E on lipid peroxidation and behavior alterations caused by ozone exposure. Society of neurosciences,1998; 24.
  • Dorado- Martínez, K. Pedroza- Ríos, L Colin Barenque,MR Ávila-Costa, G. Borgonio- Pérez, S Rivas-Arancibia.,   Taurine reverses motor activity alteration and lipid peroxidation caused by ozone exposure on some brain  structures in young and old rats., International Behavioral Neurosciences Society Abstracts, 1998; 7.
  • Álvaro Lechuga Guerrero, Claudia Dorado Martínez, Alva Rodríguez, Karla Pedroza-Ríos, Gabino Borgonio- Pérez,Selva Rivas-Arancibia., Effects of vitamin E on ozone induced memory deficits and lipid peroxidation in rats., Neuroreport 1999: 10; pg.1689-1692.
  • José de Jesús Gutiérrez Cabrera, Karla Pedroza Ríos, Salvador Cuellar., Medula Anclada en pacientes pediátricos y adolescentes: reporte de 16 casos., Revista del Hospital General de México. 2007:70. No. 2. ; pg.62-66.
  • Karla Pedroza-Ríos., “Patients undergoing resection of medulloblastoma in the General Hospital of México, clinical presentation and survival during a follow up period in the short and medium term”. (“Pacientes operados de resección de meduloblastoma en el Hospital General de México, presentación clínica y sobrevida durante un periodo de seguimiento a corto y mediano plazo”)., Postgraduate Thesis. Aug. 2007.
  • Karla Pedroza-Ríos. Manejo de aneurismas cerebrales grandes y gigantes en el Instituto Nacional de Neurología y Neurocirugía. ( Treatment of big and giant cerebral Aneurysm in the National Institud of Neurology and Neurosurgery. Postgraduate Thesis, Mar 2015.

Research

  •  1996 a 1997 Colaboration in the Laboratory de Neurofisiología del Instituto de Fisiología Celular of UNAM with  Dr. Ranulfo Romo.
  • 1997 a 1999  Colaboration in celular Phisiology  in the Faculty of medicine UNAM with Dra. Selva Rivas.
  • Coordinator in multicenter protocols with Hospital Regional de Alta Especialidad de Ixtapaluca, Instituto Nacional de Neurología and Neurocirugía, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, CINVESTAV ABACUS, IIMAS UNAM, Supercomputer center in  Barcelona and  fármaco-reactividad vascular of Instituto Politécnico Nacional.

Current protocols:

  • Receptores a propranolol en malformaciones arteriovenosas. (Propranolol receptors in AVM )
  • Monitorización en el golfo de la yugular en pacientes neurocríticos con isquemia cerebral y su correlación en estudio de difusión- perfusión en resonancia magnética para detección temprana de isquemia cerebral
  • Vascular simulation of AVM
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Patient testimonials



Dr. Karla
Dr. Karla , thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I am so fortunate to be alive and am so grateful for all of the doctors and staff we had in Mexico. I am so blessed with your medical expertise and the darling personality you had with me. You put a smile on my face when I think of you. Thank you for your excellent surgery that you performed on me.


Dee Nagelmann


Dear Dr. Pedroza:
I don’t know when I will return to Cabo but I hope to see you all again and give you my personal gratitude for the tremendous, professional treatment you provided my beautiful wife. Words are not enough but I’m going to say Thank
you again anyway!


Joe Reghetti


Hello Dr. Pedroza,
Roland doctors here were extremely impressed with you! We will forever be grateful to you and the others at Cabo Centro Medico for saving his life. He continues to improve each day and the progress he has made is remarkable! We think about the Mexico medical team often and wish all the best for each of you.


Clarence Roland Murray

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