The Institute of Neurogenetics Welcomes Dr. Maria Leila Doquenia

We are pleased to announce the recent addition of Dr. Maria Leila Doquenia to the professional staff of the Institute of Neurogenetics in Lübeck. Dr. Doquenia is a proficient practitioner of adult neurology, bringing a rich blend of academic accomplishment and clinical experience to our institution.

Dr. Doquenia's academic journey commenced with the achievement of a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of the Philippines. She subsequently earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Inc.

Following her educational pursuits, Dr. Doquenia completed a comprehensive residency in Neurology at St. Luke's Medical Center. She then received specialized training under the guidance of the distinguished Prof. med Dr. Raymond Rosales, the incumbent MDS-Asian and Oceanian Section Chair. This intensive mentorship enabled her to attain proficiency in electromyography, evoked potentials, and the administration of botulinum toxin to treat patients experiencing movement disorders at the Metropolitan Medical Center.

Dr. Doquenia is committed to a clinical and research fellowship concentrating on movement disorders, clinical neurogenetics, and neurophysiological examinations. Her specific areas of expertise encompass transcranial magnetic stimulation and electromyography.

Dr. Doquenia's appointment is instrumental to our institute's collaborative research with the Philippines. This joint endeavor expands our understanding of X-linked dystonia-parkinsonism, a disorder predominantly affecting Filipino males.

We welcome Dr. Doquenia to our scholarly community, eagerly anticipating her academic contributions and the advances she will bring in neurogenetic research and treatment.