Marcelo D Mendonça

Docente Assistente Convidado
Marcelo Mendonça is a Neurologist and Neuroscientist with an interest in Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders. Besides providing specialized care for people living with movement disorders, he has been using animal models of disease to study motor circuits function and dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia. The study of these circuits can inspire the discovery of new targets and fine-tune the currently available tools for invasive and non invasive brain stimulation - a major need to reduce the high burden of these disorders. Marcelo has been teaching Neuroscience, Neurology and Pain at NMS since 2014 at under, graduate and postgraduate levels.
- Mendonça M, Alves da Silva J, Hernandez LF, Castela I, Obeso J, Costa RM. Transient dopamine neuron activity precedes and encodes the vigor of contralateral movements. bioRxiv 2021.04.20.440527; doi: 10.1101/2021.04.20.440527 - Meira B, Barbosa R, Mendonça M. Can You Hear Your Patient Sleep? Smartphones and Modern Technologies in the Detection of Nocturnal Stridor and MSA Diagnosis. Mov Disord Clin Pract. 2020 Aug 3;7(6):710-712. doi: 10.1002/mdc3.13020. - Bugalho P, Salavisa M, Borbinha C, Fernandes M, Meira B, Barbosa R, Mendonça M. REM sleep behaviour disorder in essential tremor: A polysomnographic study. J Sleep Res. 2021 Apr;30(2):e13050. - Mendonça MD, Barbosa R, Seromenho-Santos A, Reizinho C, Bugalho P; CHLO Movement Disorders Surgery Group. Early use of 80 Hz subthalamic stimulation in Parkinson's disease as an alternative for High-frequency stimulation induced gait changes and postural instability. Brain Stimul. 2018 May-Jun;11(3):620-622. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2017.12.005. - Mendonça MD, Meira B, Fernandes M, Barbosa R, Bugalho P. Deep brain stimulation for lesion-related tremors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2018 Feb;47:8-14. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2017.12.014. - Mendonça MD, Lampreia T, Miguel R, Caetano A, Barbosa R, Bugalho P. Motor and non-motor symptoms in old-age onset Parkinson's disease patients. J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2017 Jul;124(7):863-867. doi: 10.1007/s00702-017-1711-1. - Mendonça MD, Caetano A, Viana-Baptista M; CHLO Headache Study Group. Association of depressive symptoms with allodynia in patients with migraine: A cross-sectional study. Cephalalgia. 2016 Oct;36(11):1077-1081. doi: 10.1177/0333102415620285. - Mendonça MD, Barbosa R, Cruz-e-Silva V, Calado S, Viana-Baptista M. Oral direct thrombin inhibitor as an alternative in the management of cerebral venous thrombosis: a series of 15 patients. Int J Stroke. 2015 Oct;10(7):1115-8. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12462.
Prize Grünenthal Dor 2015 – Basic Research, Fundação Grünenthal (2016) Prize Dr. Carlos Lima of Clinical Research, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Ocidental (2016) Prize Prof. Dr. Jorge da Silva Horta of Clinical Research, Ordem dos Médicos (2016) PhD Grant, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (2016) Short Duration Visiting PhD Student Scholarship- Fundação Luso Americana para o Desenvolvimento (2018)