Francisco Javier Ruiz Miyares

Head of the Department of Neurology

Hospital Infantil Sur

Santiago de Cuba


Past position:
Head of the Department of Neurology, Hospital Infantil Sur, Santiago de Cuba
Second Degree Specialist of Neurology. Until October 2016

Teaching and research position:
Associated Professor of Neurology
Associated Researcher
Master of Sciences

Posgraduate trainings:

Evoked Potentials and EMG Neurology & Neurosurgery Institute (NNI) 1988
Evoked potentials and EMG (NNI) 1989
Advances in Neuroradiology(NNI) 1989
Quantitative EEG and E.P (NNI) 1990
Advances in Neuropaediatrics (NNI)1992
Diplomado de la Salud. Part One. Abril de 2005
Advanced Life Support. HMC. Doha. 2008
EDAMS. HMC. Doha. 2009
Maestría en enfermedades infecciosas. Doha-Santiago 2006-2011
Diplomado de Neurología Infantil. Hospital Infantil Sur. Nov 2010- Feb 2011 (Professor).

Research Interest

Scientific Activities

Scientific events:

1983 1st International Conference "Health for All in Year 2000" Havana
1987, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997 and 1999 International Symposium on Social Communication. Applied Linguistics Center. Santiago de Cuba
Neurosciences 1989 CNIC, Havana
1994 International Workshop on Spanish Studies. Santiago de Cuba
1998 3rd Congress of the European Federation of Neurology Societies
(EFNS) Sevilla, Spain.
1998 1st Conference of Neurology. Santiago de Cuba
1998 Montane Anthropology Simposium. University of Havana
1999 4th Congress of the EFNS, Lisbon, Portugal
1999 Multiple Sclerosis in latinoamerica. Limoges. France
2000 2nd Conference of Neurology. Santiago de Cuba
2001 Journées de Neurologie de Langue Française. Lyon
2002 3rd Conference of Neurology. Santiago de Cuba
League Against Epilepsy Congress(Swiss-German-Austrian Chapter) Berlin
2003 4th Conference of Neurology. Santiago de Cuba
2004 1st Caribbean Congress on Stroke. Santiago de Cuba
2005 Through 2010 Qatar Symposium of Neurology
2009 Restauración Neurológica. Ciren. Habana
2011 Annual Joint Meeting, ABN & Cuban Society of Neurology. Havana
2013 Jornada de Neurología y Neurocirugía NeuroSantiago 2013. Santiago de Cuba
Marzo7-9, Hotel Villa San Juan. (Presidente C. Organizador)
2016 Jornada de Neurología y Neurocirugía NeuroSantiago 2016. Santiago de Cuba
Nov 7-9, Hotel Villa San Juan. (Presidente C. Organizador)


1- Deleu D, Inshasi J, Akhtar N, Ali J, Vurgese T, Ali S, Rajan M, AlMutairy M, Zayed A, Paulose G, Nouri K, Thussu A, Miyares FR, Abdeen T, AlHail H, Alshubaili A, Mahmoud H. Risk factors, management and outcome of subtypes of ischemic stroke: a stroke registry from the Arabian Gulf. J Neurol Sci. 2011 Jan 15;300(1-2):142-7
2- Al-Hail HJ, Sokrab TE, Al-Moslamani NJ, Miyares FR.Hypothalamic hamartoma presenting with gelastic seizures, generalized convulsions, and ictal psychosis.Neurosciences (Riyadh). 2010 Jan;15(1):43-5
3- Ruiz Miyares FJ, Deleu D, Akhtar N, Salim K, D'Souza A, Own A, Schoenen J. Honeycomb-like appearance of dilated Virchow-Robin spaces.Acta Neurol Belg. 2010 Mar;110(1):116-7.
4- Siddiq AK, Deleu D, Ruiz-Miyares F. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and cerebral malaria.Rev Neurol. 2010 May 1;50(9):574-5.
5- Akhtar N, Kamran SI, Deleu D, D'Souza A, Miyares F, Elsotouhy A, Al-Hail H, Mesraoua B, Own A, Salem K, Kamha A, Osman Y. Ischaemic posterior circulation stroke in State of Qatar.Eur J Neurol. 2009 Sep;16(9):1004-9
6- Ruiz-Miyares F, Deleu D, Chaveco-Bautista D, Frómeta-Luna F, Parrón-Cardero I, Casamajor-Castillo MA, González-Vidal D, Wills A. Neurodegeneration due to accumulation of iron, sepsis, dysautonomia and death. Rev Neurol. 2009 May 1-15;48(9):498-9
7- Ruiz-Miyares F, Deleu D, Mesraoua B, Al-Hail H, Akhtar N, D'Souza A, Salim K. Carbon monoxide poisoning, rhabdomyolysis, cerebral petechiae and fatal course. Rev Neurol. 2008 Nov 16-30;47(10):558-9
8- Al Badri MM, Deleu D, Ruiz-Miyares F, D'Souza A, Mesraoua B, Salim K, Osman Y. [Thalamic haemorrhage in a patient with Moyamoya disease]. Rev Neurol. 2008 Oct 16-31;47(8):446-7
9- Ruiz-Miyares F, Kuriakose R, Deleu D, Al-Hail H, Akhtar N, Mesraoua B. [Crossed pattern of sensory loss with left thoracic level in a right dorsolateral medullary infarction].Rev Neurol. 2008 Oct 1-15;47(7):361-2
10- Ruiz-Miyares F, Deleu D, Mesraoua B, Al-Hail H. Massive infarction of the brain stem as a consequence of atherothrombotic occlusion of the basilar artery.Rev Neurol. 2008 Sep 16-30;47(6):321-2
11- Shaikh N, Hanssens Y, Kettern MA, Deleu D, Ruiz-Miyares F, Mesraoua B. Cerebral fat embolism as a rare complication of liposuction with abdominoplasty.Rev Neurol. 2008 Sep 1-15;47(5):277-8
12- Ruiz Miyares FJ, Deleu D, Al Hail H, Mesraoua B. Catatonic stupor in a case of pontine and extrapontine myelinolysis: clinical and radiological dissociation. J Postgrad Med. 2008 Jul-Sep;54(3):243-4
13- Deleu D, Ruiz-Miyares F, Mesraoua B, Al-Hail H. Leprosy, its diagnosis by the naked eye. Rev Neurol. 2008 Jun 1-15; 46(11):702
14- Al-Hail H, Ruiz-Miyares F, Deleu D, Mesraoua B.Cerebellar hypoplasia and vertebral indentations in a case of neurofibromatosis type I. Rev Neurol. 2008 May 16-31;46(10):626-7
15- Ruiz-Miyares F, Deleu D, D'Souza A, Akhtar N, Al-Hail H, Mesraoua B. Hyponatraemia, pontine myelinolysis and rhabdomyolysis. Rev Neurol. 2008 May 1-15;46(9):574-5
16- Miyares FJ, Kuriakose R, Deleu DT, El-Wahad NA, Al-Hail H. Scleredema Diabeticorum with unusual presentation and fatal outcome.Indian J Dermatol. 2008;53(4):217-9
17- Khan FY, Kamha AA, Abbas MT, Miyares F, Elshafie SS. Guillain-Barré syndrome associated with Salmonella paratyphi A. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007 Jun;109(5):452-4
18- Miyares FR, Deleu D, ElShafie SS, Equia F, Mesraoua B, Al Hail H, Salim K.Irreversible papillitis and ophthalmoparesis as a presenting manifestation of neurobrucellosis.Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007 Jun;109(5):439-41
19- Deleu D, Kettern MA, Hanssens Y, Kumar S, Salim K, Miyares F. Neurogenic stunned myocardium following hemorrhagic cerebral contusion.Saudi Med J. 2007 Feb; 28(2):283-5
20- Shahrizaila N, Pacheco OA, Vidal DG, Miyares FR, Wills AJ.Thymectomy in myasthenia gravis: comparison of outcome in Santiago, Cuba and Nottingham, UK.J Neurol. 2005 Oct;252(10):1262-6
21- Ruiz-Miyares F, Siegmund R, Wermke K, Dorado-Gallego J, Escobedo-Beceiro DI. [West syndrome: a chronobiological approach] Rev Neurol. 2000 May 16-31; 30(10):925-8. Spanish.
22- Deleu D, Ruiz M F, Al Badri M, Akhtar N, D'Souza A, Mesraoua B. Hemiparetic ataxia secondary to a lenticulo-capsular infarction with favorable outcome: report of one case. Rev Med Chil. 2010 Feb;138(2):217-9
23- Ruiz Miyares Francisco. Epidemiology of the Epilepsies. Actualizaciones en Neurología, Neurociencias y Envejecimiento. 2004;6 (2):367-372 (ISSN:1695-084)
24- Ruiz Miyares F, Escobedo Beceiro D, Cano Ortiz S, Siegmund R. Sindrome de West: Una aproximación cronobiológica y análisis de voz. Revista Mexicana de Neurociencias. 2005,6(5) 789-794. (ISSN:1665-5044)
25- Francisco Ruiz Miyares .EEG in Metabolic Diseases in “Practical Guide on Electrodiagnosis”. Gunes Tip Kitabevleri. Aykus et al Eds. 2010, Chapter 44.ISBN:978-975-277-271-7
26- Mesraoua B, Abbas M, D’Souza A, Ruiz Miyares F, Hashem M, Osman Y, Deleu D. Adult Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome following Mycoplasma Pneumoniae infection with dramatic response to plasmapheresis.Acta Neurol. Belg.,2011,111,136-138
27- Francisco Javier Ruiz Miyares, Dirk Deleu. The metabolism of sodium and its effects in the brain in “Intensive care in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Pathophysiological Basis for the Management of Acute Cerebral Injury”. SEEd srl. 2013, Volume 1. Chapter 14, pp.317-26, ISBN 978-88-9741-939-6
28- Deleu D, Mir D, Al Tabouki A, Mesraoua R, Mesraoua B, Akhtar N, Al Hail H, D'souza A, Melikyan G, Imam YZ, Osman Y, Elalamy O, Sokrab T, Kamran S, Miyares FR, Ibrahim F. Prevalence, demographics and clinical characteristics of multiple sclerosis in Qatar. Mult Scler. 2012 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print]
29- Melikyan G, Kamran S, Akhtar N, Deleu D, Miyares FR. Cortex-sparing infarction in triple cervical artery dissection following chiropractic neck manipulation, Qatar Medical Journal 2015:16 http://dx.doi. org/10.5339/qmj.2015.16

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