National Institute of Cardiology, Mexico
Dr. Martínez-Lavín obtained his Medical Doctor degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He did his Internal Medicine training at St. Louis University in Missouri USA. He was designated Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at St. Louis City Hospital. His formal Rheumatology training took place at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation La Jolla California. He is certified as Internist and as Rheumatologist by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also certified by the Mexican Council of Internal Medicine and the Mexican Council of Rheumatology.
After finishing his post-graduate training in the USA, Dr. Martinez-Lavin returned to his native Country Mexico, to work at the National Cardiology Institute. This institute serves a large underprivileged patient population. He developed a formal Clinical Rheumatology fellowship training program sponsored by the National Autonomous University. This Rheumatology fellowship program has graduated 140 Clinical Fellows from Mexico, South American and Spain. In 2013 he was inducted Master of the American College of Rheumatology.
Dr. Martínez-Lavín research group first described the following fibromyalgia anomalies.
- Autonomic dysfunction using heart rate variability analyses.
- Stress as key driving force.
- COMT enzyme and adrenergic receptor genetic alterations.
- Norepinephrine-evoked pain in fibromyalgia.
- Fibromyalgia as a sympathetically-maintained neuropathic pain syndrome.
- Small fiber neuropathy using corneal confocal microscopy.
- Dorsal root ganglia as the site where stress becomes pain.
- Complexity science paradigms to untangle fibromyalgia conundrum.
- Severe fibromyalgia-like illness after HPV vaccination.
- Fibromyalgia in Frida Kahlo’s life and art.