Leon Morales-quezada, MD, PhD

Neuromodulation Center at SRH

19 Pond St.  Belmont, MA  02478
PH:  (610) 329-7080

 

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Dr. Leon Morales-Quezada is a physician-scientist with experience in neurocognitive rehabilitation, noninvasive neuromodulation, applied psychophysiology, and technology development for neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Morales-Quezada received his MD degree from Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes and completed clinical training in emergency medicine and intensive care. He also completed a fellowship and Masters in Neuropsychology Rehabilitation at Touro College, a PhD in Cognitive Neurosciences from De Montfort University in Leicester UK, and a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Morales-Quezada was awarded with the prestigious Fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the Harvard-NIH program, Division of General Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Nacional Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. He is currently Director of the Integrative Rehabilitation Laboratory, and the Associate Research Director of the Neuromodulation Center at Spaulding Rehabilitation Research Institute, and a fellow from the Ellen R. and Melvin J. Gordon Center for the Cure and Treatment of Paralysis. Dr. Morales-Quezada research interests focus on noninvasive neuromodulation, photobiomodulation, the placebo effect, and technology development applied in rehabilitation and behavioral medicine.

 

Education:

Year Degrees
(Honors)
Fields of Study

(Thesis advisor for doctoral research degrees)

Institution

 

2002 MD Medicine and Surgery

(S. Salazar-Gama, MD)

Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
2008 MSc Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Touro College, School of Health Sciences
2016 PhD Cognitive Neuroscience

(L. Hadlington, PhD & F. Fregni, MD)

DeMontfort University, Life and Health Sciences
2017 MPH Public Health and Clinical Effectiveness Harvard Chan School of Public Health

 

Postdoctoral Training:

Month/Year(s) Title Specialty/Discipline

(Lab PI for postdoctoral research)

Institution

 

06/00-07/01 Internship Medicine and Surgery Hospital de Especialidades Miguel Hidalgo
8/01-08/02 Physician in Social Service Family and Preventative Medicine Sanitary Jurisdiction No. 2 Aguascalientes, México
09/02-9/04 Resident Emergency Medicine & Intensive Care Centro Hospitalario Aguascalientes
10/04-08/08 Fellowship Neurological Rehabilitation and Brain Development

(Leland Green, MD)

The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential (IAHP)
05/11-08/14 Research Fellow Neuromodulation

(Felipe Fregni, MD, PhD)

Spaulding Neuromodulation Lab
06/11-06/12 Research Fellow Neurobiology

(Alexander Rotenberg, MD, Ph/d)

Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
07/15-07/18 Research Fellow Integrative and Complementary Medicine

(Gloria Yeh, MD)

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

 

Faculty Academic Appointments:

Month/Year(s) Academic Title Department Academic Institution

 

08/95-05/98 Instructor Medicine Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, México
08/95-05/00 Instructor Anatomy and Morphology Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, México
08/06-05/12 Instructor Physiology The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential (IAHP)
08/06-05/12 Instructor Physiology Instituti per il Raggiungiamento del Potenziale Unmano Europa (IRPUE)
08/07-05/08 Instructor Neuropsychology Touro College

 

07/18-

 

Research

Faculty

PM&R Spaulding Rehabilitation

Institute

04/20-              Instructor                         PM&R                                               SRH/HMS

Appointments at Hospitals/Affiliated Institutions:

Month/Year(s) Position Title Department Institution

 

08/00-05/01 Internship Medicine and Surgery Hospital De Especialidades Miguel Hidalgo
08/01-05/02 Internship Preventive & Family

Medicine

Sanitary Jurisdiction No. 2 Aguascalientes, México

 

 

09/02-

09/04

Resident Emergency Medicine&

Intensive Medicne

Centro Hospitalario Aguascalientes
09/19- Research PM&R Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Other Professional Positions:

Year(s) Position Title Institution

 

2008-2011 Clinical staff The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential (IAHP), USA.
2008-2011 Clinical staff Instituti per il Raggiungiamento del Potenziale Unmano Europa (IRPUE), Italy.
2011- Clinical consultant Neocemod, Neuromodulation Center
2011- Clinical consultant Happy Hope Foundation, Spain
2017- Scientific consultant Boston Neurodynamics. USA.

 

 

Major Administrative Leadership Positions:

Local

Year(s) Position Title Institution (note if specific department)

 

1998-2000 Vice-president Medical Students Society, UAA. Mexico.

 

2017- Research advisor Integrative Medicine Task Force at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
2018- Principal Investigator Discovery Center on Chronic Pain Recovery
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

 

Regional

Year(s) Position Title Institution (note if specific department)

 

2017- Research council Northeast Region Biofeedback Society

 

Year(s) of Membership Name of Committee Institution/Organization
Dates of Role(s) Title of Role(s)

 

International

Year(s) Position Title Institution (note if specific department)

 

2017- Research & Development for Neurorehabilitation Center Valladolid University, Medical School.
2017- Scientific Committee Mexican Society of Psychophysiology

 

Professional Societies:

Year(s) of Membership Society Name
Dates of Role(s) Title of Role(s)

 

2002- Sociedad de Médicos Generales y especialistas de Aguascalientes, México Member
2002- Physicians College of Aguascalientes, Mexico Honorary Member & Scientific Committee
2006-2010 Society for the Advancement of Brain Analysis (SABA) Member
2009-2011 International Society for Neurofeedback and Research Member

 

 

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Last Updated on August 28, 2019 by Erchonia