HONORS & AWARDS

2015-16 - Selected as a “Leading Physician of the World” by the International Association of HealthCare Professionals

2013-18 - National Researcher National System of Researchers of Mexico, (CONACYT-National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico), Level III, based in Canada (2013-18). This is an honorific position that the government of Mexico gave me through the CONACYT due to my overall scientific productivity

2011-12 - Bronze medal. Third most productive clinical researcher, Department of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

2011 - Selected as an international rising star in the field of epilepsy by the journal epilepsy and behavior

2009-13 - National Researcher National System of Researchers of Mexico, (CONACYT-National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico), Level II, based in Canada (2009-13). This is an honorific position that the government of Mexico gave me through the CONACYT due to my overall scientific productivity

2009-14 - Mudjadik Thyssen Mining Professorship in Neurosciences

2008 - Honorary member. College of clinical researchers in health sciences of Oaxaca. Oaxaca, Mexico

2008 - Bruce S. Schoenberg International Award in Neuroepidemiology. This is a major award granted by the American Academy of neurology, recognizing my career as a neuroepidemiologist.

2006 - Mary Ann Lee/CEDAR award for best fellow’s paper 2006. Article: Tellez-Zenteno JF, Matijevic S, Wiebe S. Somatic Comorbidity of Epilepsy in the General Population in Canada. Granted by the Canadian League against Epilepsy

2003-2004 - Biographical record in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Second edition.

2003 - Winner of the scholarship to perform the Epilepsy Fellow in Canada. Granted by the Mexican Foundation of Health. “Talent’s Incubation Program”

2003 - Winner of the scholarship to perform the Epilepsy Fellow in Canada. Granted by the Aventis-Pharma Foundation in Mexico. “Medical excellence Program”

2000/2003 - “Antonio Caso” Silver Medal for Excellent performance during the master of sciences. Granted by the National University of Mexico, UNAM

1999-2003 - CONACYT (National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico) scholarship to perform the master degree and doctorate in Medical Sciences. March-1999 to February-2003

2002 - International Award for the best research in Neurophysiology granted by the Latin-American Society of Neurophysiology. Project: “Diagnostic tests in myasthenia gravis. Creation of a standard for diagnosis using a method of consensus”

2001 - Honors; Examination for the Degree of Master in Sciences. Granted by the National University of Mexico, UNAM

2000 - National Award for the best clinical research, granted by the “Boehringer-Promeco Foundation-Mexico”. Project: “Prognostic Factors of Thymectomy in Patients with Myasthenia Gravis: A Cohort of 132 Patients”

1999 - “Salvador Zubirán" Award for the best clinical research at the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition, “Salvador Zubirán”. Project: “Risk Factors Associated With Depression In Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus”

1998 - Award as an outstanding performance in AFINES (Undergraduate Research Students Program). Faculty of Medicine, National University of Mexico, UNAM, March 2, 1998

1996 - "Gustavo Baz" Award for the best research at the National University of Mexico, “UNAM”. Project: “On the Protection by Ketorolac of Reperfusion-Induced Heart Damage”

1995 - "Louis Pasteur" Award for the best research at the Faculty of Medicine, granted by the National University of Mexico, UNAM. Project:” Effect Of Perezone On Arrhythmias And Markers Of Cell Injury During Reperfusion In The Anesthetized Rat”

1994-1995 - “National University of Mexico Foundation” Scholarship. Economic Support for students with high academic performance

1990/91/92 - Diploma for obtaining second best score during the medical carrier, Granted by the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Mexico, UNAM

Distinctions achieved by graduate students/residents/postdoctoral fellows/groups


2016 - Third best project in the neurology resident research day (University of Saskatchewan) for Dr. Alexandra Voll (Dr. Ali Rajput award). Project: National survey of physician practices in the management of non-epileptic events

2016 - Mary Ann Lee/CEDAR award for best resident paper 2016 for Dr. Alexandra Voll. Article: Voll A, Hernández-Ronquillo L, Buckley S, Téllez-Zenteno JF. Predicting drug resistance in adult patients with generalized epilepsy: A case-control study. Epilepsy Behav 2015;9;53:126-130

2015 - “Sante award” from Saskatchewan Health research Foundation for the Top Research team for the Collaborative Innovation Development Grant. Grant title “Cannabidiol in Children with Refractory Epileptic Encephalopathy: Phase 1 Open Label Dose Escalation Study”

2015 - Second best project in the neurology resident research day (University of Saskatchewan) for Dr. Syed Rizvi (Dr. Ali Rajput award). Project: The Single Seizure Clinic Model: Does It Work? Effects on Wait-times and Patient Outcomes

2014 - Best poster at the Saskatchewan Epidemiology Association 14th Annual Fall Symposium for Dr. Lizbeth Hernandez (Master student-Community health and epidemiology). Project: Are all the patients with temporal lobe epilepsy candidates for Epilepsy Surgery

2014 - Canadian League Against Epilepsy award for Best article in the category of resident for Dr. Syed Rizvi (Mary Ann Lee Award). Article: Rizvi SA, Hernandez-Ronquillo L, Wu A, Téllez Zenteno JF. Is rapid withdrawal of anti-epileptic drug therapy during video EEG monitoring safe and efficacious? Epilepsy Res. 2014 May;108(4):755-64.
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2014 - Best project in the neurology resident research day (University of Saskatchewan) for Dr. Syed Rizvi (Dr. Ali Rajput award). Project: Is rapid withdrawal of anti-epileptic drug therapy during video EEG monitoring safe and efficacious?

2013 - Second best project by the Colombian Association of Neurology for Dr. Lady Diana Ladino Malagón (Research Epilepsy Fellow). XI Colombian Congress of Neurology, August 18, 2013, Cartagena, Colombia. Project: Yield of 3T vs. 1.5 T brain MRI in the assessment of patients with drug resistant epilepsy

2013 - Best project in the neurology resident research day (University of Saskatchewan) for Dr. Alex Jahangirvand (Dr. Ali Rajput award). Project: Outcomes in a single seizure clinic: a prospective Canadian study.

2012 - Saskatchewan healthcare excellence award in the category of supportive quality processes for the “Saskatchewan Epilepsy program”. I am the leader of the program

2011 - Canadian league against epilepsy (CLAE) Research award. Allied health category for Dr. Lizbeth Hernandez Ronquillo (best article). Project: How to measure fatigue in epilepsy? The validation of three scales for clinical use

2010 - CSCI/CIHR Resident Research Award for the College of medicine (best article) for Dr. Farzad Moien-Afshari. Project: Safety and yield of early cessation of AEDs in video-EEG telemetry and outcomes