Dr. Luis López-Ibor was born in Madrid in 1955. He attended medical school at the Complutense University of Madrid and underwent six years of postgraduate training at Pitié-Saltpêtrière University Hospitals in Paris, France, under the tutelage of Prof. Jean Metzger. He worked with Prof. Pierre Lasjaunias at Hospital Bicetre during the next five years, before returning to Spain to become the youngest Department Chair in Radiology at the Santiago de Compostela Hospital and leading the country's first MRI unit. In 1990 he returned to Madrid to found and direct the MRI units in Hospital Virgen de la Paloma and Hospital de la Zarzuela, while performing as a high-level consultant interventional neuroradiologist in several hospitals throughout Spain. He has since began working with and training professionals in the field of interventional neuroradiology in many countries in Latin America, including Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Brazil, and Mexico. In recent 2008 years his practice is centered in the Hospital Clinico San Carlos in Madrid, where he leads the Neurointerventional Radiology Unit. His current research interests include the treatment of giant brain AVMs, spinal vascular malformations, and cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, as well as promoting international sharing of opinions and information through his yearly NeuroInterventional Master Course (NeuroIMC).
Dr. López-Ibor is a member of the following societies: Sociedad Española de Neurorradiología (SENR)
European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR)
World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (WFITN)
Sociedad Mexicana de Neurorradiología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica- Founding member
Asociación Venezolana de Neurorradiología Diagnóstica y Terapéutica - Founding member
Sociedad Latinoamericana de Neurorradiología (SILAN) - Founding member