Miguel F Gago

  • Movement Disorders
  • Dementia & Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Gait and postural control
  • Lysosomal disorders

Miguel Gago is a Graduated Hospital Assistant in Neurology and Director of the Neurology Department of the Hospital da Senhora da Oliveira-Guimarães. He has a PhD in Medicine and currently Affiliated Professor of the School of Medicine, University of Minho School, and clinical tutor of the Clinical Neurosciences.

He graduated in Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto in 2002, and completed the specialty of Neurology in 2010, with postgraduate training in Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation, perforoming an internship at the Neurozentrum -Kiel, Germany, being co-author of the honorable mention of the BIAL® award in 2011 by Centro Hospitalar São João.

Current special investigational interest in postural and gait control in neurodegenerative diseases, having received the Melo & Castro 2018 award, Santa Casa Misericórdia, as a co-investigator, for the project “Thertact-Exo: A brain-controlled exoskeleton for spinal cord regeneration”, in collaboration with Centro Algoritmi, Faculty of Engineering/University of Minho. He collaborates with the Lysosomal Reference Center focusing on rare disorders, specially Fabry disease.

Member of national and international scientific societies in the areas of Movement Diseases, having been treasurer and later President of the Portuguese Society of Movement Disorders from 2015 to 2017. He was coordinator of the Academic Center of the I Hospital da Oliveira- Guimarães from 2014 to 2018. Principal investigator and co-investigator of clinical trials in Alzheimer’s Dementia and Movement Disorders. Associate Editor of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, author, and co-author of scientific books, having published 41 articles in indexed journals.

Scientific Highlights

Gago MF, Azevedo O, Guimarães A, Teresa Vide A, Lamas NJ, Oliveira TG, Gaspar P, Bicho E, Miltenberger-Miltenyi G, Ferreira J, Sousa N. Parkinson’s Disease and Fabry Disease: Clinical, Biochemical and Neuroimaging Analysis of Three Pedigrees. J Parkinsons Dis. 2019 Sep 24.

Ferreira F, Gago MF, Bicho E, Carvalho C, Mollaei N, Rodrigues L, Sousa N, Rodrigues PP, Ferreira C, Gama J. Gait stride-to-stride variability and foot clearance pattern analysis in Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease and Vascular Parkinsonism. J Biomech. 2019 May 30.

Gago MF, Yelshyna D, Bicho E, Silva HD, Rocha L, Lurdes Rodrigues M, Sousa N. Compensatory Postural Adjustments in an Oculus Virtual Reality Environment and the Risk of Falling in Alzheimer’s Disease. Dement Geriatr Cogn Dis Extra. 2016 Jun 25;6(2):252-67

Gago MF, Fernandes V, Ferreira J, Silva H, Rodrigues ML, Rocha L, Bicho E, Sousa N. The effect of levodopa on postural stability evaluated by wearable inertial measurement units for idiopathic and vascular Parkinson’s disease. Gait Posture. 2014 Nov 24.

Gago MF, Rosas MJ, Linhares P, Ayres-Basto M, Sousa G, Vaz R. Transient disabling dyskinesias: a predictor of good outcome in subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease. Eur Neurol. 2009; 61(2): 94-9.

Gago MF, Garrett MC, Fonseca MR, Rosas MJ, Simões MF, Vieira S, Botelho F.How do cognitive and axial motor signs correlate in Parkinson’s disease? A 6-year prospective study.J Neurol. 2009 Oct;256(10):1655-62

Scientific award:Co-autor no prémio BIAL® menção honrosa 2011: “Estimulação Cerebral Profunda: Do tratamento da Doença de Parkinson a uma nova visão do funcionamento do cérebro”, Rui Vaz e colaboradores.

Scientific award: Co-Investigador do prémio Melo & Castro, Santa Casa Misericórdia, 2018: ““Thertact-Exo: A brain controlled exoskeleton for spinal cord regeneration”, Nuno Sousa e colaboradores.


Basic mechanisms of degeneration/regeneration

This project dedicates to fundamental research to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) pathophysiology.

In the context of PD, we focus on addressing how…

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