Neurology

Dr. Roberto Pineiro Bolano

Contact Info

+971 4 41 44444

Designation: Consultant Neurologist
Specialty: Neurology
Languages: English, Spanish

Core Competencies

  • Treatment of Disorders that affect the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Dementia (Alzheimer’s disease and other memory problems)
  • Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • Myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophies and other neuromuscular disorders
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome and other neuropathies
  • Multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating conditions
  • Migraine and other headaches
  • Narcolepsy
  • Infection of the nervous system
  • Botulinum toxin, EEG, NCS and other neurophysiology tests

Brief Profile

  • Well regarded and respected Spanish Board-Certified Consultant Neurologist with more than 20 years of direct experience in treating patients (OPD, wards and ED) with a broad variety of complex neurological conditions
  • Awarded Fellow of the European Board of Neurology as sign of excellence in 2014
  • Compassionate professional with evidence-based decision-making capabilities
  • Areas of interest include but not restricted to stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and headache
  • Experience in lecturing and teaching medical students, registrars and nurses

Qualifications

  •  MBBS (University Complutensis of Madrid), PhD (Hons) (University of Alcala De Henares). Spanish board certified in Neurology.

Research & Publications

  • P. Martínez -Martín, D. Garcia Urra, T. del Ser Quijano, J. Balseiro, E. Gómez-Utrero, R. Piñeiro, M.T. Andrés. A new clinical tool for gait evaluation in Parkinson´s disease. Clin. Neuropharmacol. 1997; 20(3):183-194.
  • C. Maestú, E. Gómez-Utrero, R. Piñeiro, J. Saiz Ruiz. Magnetoencefalografía y psiquiatría (Magnetoencephalopathy and psychiatry). Psiquiatría.COM [revista electrónica] 1998; 2(2): HYPERLINK: www.psiquiatria.com/psiquiatria/vo;2num2/art_6.htm.
  • Maestú C, Gómez-Utrero E, Piñeiro R., RG Sola. Magnetoencefalografía: Una Nueva Técnica de Diagnóstico Funcional en Neurociencia (Magnetoencephalopathy: A new functional diagnosis tool in neuroscience?). Rev. Neurol. 1999; 28(11):1077-1090.
  • R. Piñeiro, PM Matthews. Introducción a la resonancia magnética funcional (Introduction to functional MRI). Rev. Neurol. 2000; 31(10):983- 991.
  • R. Piñeiro, ST Pendlebury, S Smith, D Flitney, AM Blamire, P Styles, PM Matthews. Relating MR imaging changes to motor deficit after ischaemic stroke using segmentation of functional motor pathways. Stroke 2000; 31:672-679.
  • R. Piñeiro; PM Matthews; C Maestú; JL Bardasano. Resonancia magnética funcional y el córtex motor I: Análisis de grupo (fMRI and motor cortex I: Group analysis). Rev Neurol 2001; 32(12):1101-1106.
  • R. Piñeiro; PM Matthews; C Maestú; JL Bardasano. Resonancia magnética funcional y el córtex motor II: Cuantificación de la activación (FMRI and motor cortex II: activation cuantification). Rev Neurol 2001; 33(1):1-6.
  • Pineiro R, Matthews PM. Cerebral vasoreactivity and functional response in stroke: a study with functional MR. Rev Neurol 2001; 33(8):701-708.
  • Piñeiro R, Pendlebury S, Johansen-Berg H, Matthews PM. Functional MRI detects posterior shifts in primary sensorimotor cortex activation after stroke: evidence of local adaptive reorganization? Stroke 2001; 32(5):1134-1139.
  • Piñeiro R, Pendlebury S, Johansen-Berg H, Matthews PM. Altered hemodynamic responses in patients after subcortical stroke measured by functional MRI. Stroke 2002; 33(1):103-109.
  • Eduardo Gómez-Utrero Fuentes, Ceferino Maestú Unturbe, Roberto Piñeiro Bolaño. Estimulación magnética transcraneal en la esclerosis múltiple (Transcranial magnetic stimulation in multiple sclerosis). Timely Topics in Medicine. Técnicas de diagnóstico . Abril 2002.
  • Pego-Reigosa R, Lopez-Lopez S, Vazquez-Lopez ME, Armesto-Perez V, Branas-Fernandez F, MartinezVazquez F, Pineiro-Bolano R, et al. Sea wave-induced internal carotid artery dissection. Neurology 2005 Jun 14;64(11):1980.
  • Pego-Reigosa R, Vazquez-Lopez ME, Gomez-Gigirey A, Branas- Fernandez FM, Martinez-Vazquez F, Pineiro-Bolano R, et al. [Isolated disorder of the hypoglossal nerve and recurring carotid dissection]. Rev Neurol 2005 Sep 16;41(6):381-3.
  • Kulisevsky J, Pagonabarraga J, Pascual-Sedano B, García-Sánchez C, Gironell A; Trapecio Group Study. Prevalence and correlates of neuropsychiatric symptoms in Parkinson’s disease without dementia. Mov Disord. 2008 Oct 15;23(13):1889-96.
  • Blanco M, Vivancos-Mora J, Castillo J; registro EPICES. [Compliance with the measures for preventing vascular risk factors in hospitalised patients with acute stroke. Analysis of a national multi-centre registry: EPICES registry (III)]. Rev Neurol. 2012 May 1;54(9):523-9. Spanish. PubMed PMID: 22532215.
  • Castillo J, Vivancos-Mora J; investigadores del registro EPICES. [Hospital arrival times and delay before acute stroke patients receive neurological care. Analysis of a national multi-centre registry: EPICES registry (II)].Rev Neurol. 2012 Apr 16;54(8):461-7. Spanish. PubMed PMID: 22492098.
  • Arias-Rivas S, Vivancos-Mora J, Castillo J; En Nombre de Los Investigadores Del Registro Epices. [Epidemiology of the subtypes of stroke in hospitalised patients attended by neurologists: results of the EPICES registry (I)]. Rev Neurol. 2012 Apr 1;54(7):385-93. Spanish. PubMed PMID: 22451124.
  • Díaz-Guzmán J, Egido-Herrero JA, Gabriel-Sánchez R, Barberà G, Fuentes B, Fernández-Pérez C, Abilleira S; Proyecto Ictus del Grupo de Estudio de Enfermedades Cerebrovasculares de la Sociedad Española de Neurología. [Incidence of strokes in Spain. Methodological foundations of the Iberictus study]. Rev Neurol. 2008 Dec 16- 31;47(12):617-23. Spanish. PubMed PMID: 19085876

Book chapters

  • Maestú C, Gómez-Utrero E, Piñeiro R., Picazo ML, Bardasano JL. Diferencias de procesamiento en dos lenguajes mediante registros magnetoencefalográficos (Processing diferences in two different languges by magnetoencephalographic recordings). En Biomagnetismo y salud pública: Bardasano JL, editor. Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. Madrid. 1997; pp: 285-292.
  • Piñeiro R. Migraña y epilepsia (Epilepsy and migraine). en: Avances en epileptología. Díaz-Obregón MC, Gudín M, Gómez-Utrero E, Eds. Grupo Aula Médica. Madrid 2000; pp: 131-144.
  • Maestú C, Gómez-Utrero E, Piñeiro R. Magnetoencefalografía: Una nueva técnica de diagnòstico funcional en neurociencia (Magnetoencephalopathy: A new functional diagnosis tool in neuroscience). En: Avances en epileptología. Díaz-Obregón MC, Gudín M, Gómez- Utrero E, Eds. Grupo Aula Médica. Madrid. 2000; pp: 349-380.
  • Gómez-Utrero E, Maestú C, Piñeiro R. MEG en epilepsia (MEG and epilepsy). En: Avances en epileptología. Díaz-Obregón MC, Gudín M, Gómez-Utrero E, Eds. Grupo Aula Médica. Madrid. 2000; pp: 381- 402.
  • Piñeiro R, Mathews PM. Resonancia Magnética funcional (Functional MRI). En: Homenaje al Instituto de Bioelectromagnetismo “Alonso Santa Cruz”: X aniversario de su creación. Bardasano J.L. Ed. Alcalá de Henares. 2000; pp: 239-279

Director of Works

  • Observational study on disphagia: Master of Care, Management and Health Assistance. University School of Nursing. Author: Isabel López. 2009
  • Observational study on rehabilitation management in Stroke. Master of Care, Management and Health Assistance. University School of Nursing. Author: Mª Teresa Ares. 2009

Nationality: Spanish

Number of Years of Experience: 25 years