Upstate faculty member named honorary member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Valencia
Antonio Culebras, M.D., was inducted July 7 as an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Valencia, Spain. Culebras serves as the neurology consultant for the Upstate Sleep Center and professor of neurology.
Honorary membership is awarded by the academy to medical doctors who are practicing physicians with academic merits, including publications, books and national/international presentations, and who have significantly advanced the medical sciences. Nominations are made by members of the Royal Academy.
Honorary members are invited to give a presentation prior to the induction ceremony, in which the honoree receives a certificate, medal and a pin. The title of the conference presented by Culebras was “Sleep apnea as a vascular risk factor: From origins to the present knowledge.”
“To be presented with honorary membership by the Royal Academy of Medicine of Valencia, Spain, is a great honor,” said Culebras. “I am proud to serve my alma mater in this way, and proud to represent Upstate at the international level.”
The Royal Academy was founded by King Ferdinand VII in 1830. Its activities are centered in the study, research and dissemination of the medical sciences. As an honorary member, Culebras will be invited to participate in all official functions of the Academy.
Culebras lends his expertise in many ways, from his service as co-chair for the annual World Sleep Day for nearly a decade to being lead author of a 2014 guideline from the American Academy of Neurology that recommended oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in some people.
Caption: Upstate neurologist Antonio Culebras, M.D., was named an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Valencia, Spain.