Organizing Committee Member

Maria Gabriela Sanchez Paez

Maria Gabriela Sanchez Paez

Emergency Doctor

SAMU Metropolitano



I was born in San Cristóbal, Táchira state, Venezuela. Studied my school at Juan XXIII and the Mary Immaculate Institute, both Catholics. At age 17 I left my native country to study English in England and at 18 I started my medical career at the Autonomous University of Bucaramanga, Colombia. From an early age, I became interested in research, so I became president of the sepsis student research centre, I organized congresses and I participated in many activities related to medical research. I graduated in 2014 and worked in the Neurosurgery service of the FOSCAL clinic, a reference centre for neurological and neurosurgical pathologies in the East of Colombia. For 3 years I studied and worked as a speciality practitioner in that centre. I currently live in Chile, I work as an emergency doctor at the SAMU institution and at the Redsalud clinic. To continue my studies, I am conducting research training at the prestigious Harvard University, where I obtained a scholarship for that program. In addition to medicine, I am a pianist and writer, a lover of art and culture.

Research Area

Emergency Medicine and Neurosurgery