Dr. Roberto Martínez Álvarez

Head of the Functional Neurosurgery and Radiosurgery Unit at Ruber International Hospital.

Dr. Martínez is a renowned neurologist specialising in radiosurgery through GammaKnife technology. Since 1993, over 6,500 treatments have been performed using this type of radio surgery on various conditions at Ruber International Hospital. This technology is used in some of the most renowned centres in the world (Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Mayo Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Munich, etc.), with whom we share both the equipment and the procedure.

Dr. Roberto Martínez Álvarez

Centros de los Médicos

Professional experience
  • Head of the Functional Neurosurgery and Radiosurgery Unit at Ruber International Hospital since 2005.
  • Neurosurgeon at the Radiosurgery Unit, Ruber International Hospital, Madrid since 1993.
  • Neurosurgeon at Puerta de Hierro Clinic, Madrid, 1985-1989.
Membership in scientific societies
  • Member of 15 national and international medical associations:
    • International Society of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (ISRS), Member of the Executive Board and Education Committee.
    • Congress of Neurosurgical Surgeons, USA.
    • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, USA.
    • Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Asturias, Spain.
Research and teaching
  • 180 works published in national and international journals. Sixty publications in international journals with relevant impact factor.
  • 230 presentations at national and international conferences.
  • Invited Speaker at 100 national and international conferences.
  • Editor of 3 published books.
  • Author of 22 chapters in various books published between 1988 and 2015.
  • Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Autonomous University of Madrid.
Stay in foreign centers
  • La Timone Hospital, Marseilles (France), 2000, 2010, 2015.
  • Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm (Sweden), 1993, 1996.
  • Hospital for Neurosurgery and Neurology, Birmingham (United Kingdom), 1987.
Languages for clinical practice
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French