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Dr. Hernando Santamaria is a renowned neurosurgeon from Colombia who is widely recognized for his pioneering work in the diagnosis and treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). He was born in Medellin, Colombia, and completed his medical degree at the University of Antioquia. He later pursued his residency in neurosurgery at the same institution, where he trained under the tutelage of Dr. Jorge Mejia.

Dr. Santamaria has been practicing neurosurgery for more than 40 years and is currently based at the San Vicente Foundation Hospital in Medellin, where he is the director of the neurosurgery department. He is also a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Antioquia and has been involved in training many young neurosurgeons.

Dr. Santamaria is widely recognized for his innovative approach to the diagnosis and treatment of NPH, which has led to a significant improvement in patient outcomes. He developed a diagnostic algorithm that uses a combination of clinical evaluation, CT and MRI imaging, and intracranial pressure monitoring to diagnose NPH accurately. His approach has been widely adopted in Colombia and has resulted in a high success rate of NPH treatment.

Dr. Santamaria’s contributions to the field of neurosurgery have been widely recognized, and he has received numerous awards and accolades for his work. He is highly respected by his colleagues in the medical community, and his patients hold him in high regard for his compassionate care and expertise in treating neurological disorders.


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