Dr Maria Aguirregomozcorta is a Consultant Neurologist with special interest in Lifestyle Medicine and plant-based nutrition.
She currently works part-time as a Consultant Neurologist in different UK hospitals and collaborates with the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine’s Learning Academy.
In 2017 she discovered the power of nutrition for the prevention and treatment of disease and has been following a whole food plant-based diet ever since. She has completed the eCornell certification in plant-based nutrition and the first UK’s course in plant-based nutrition from Winchester University. In 2021 she became certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician by the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine and the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She is passionate about promoting plant-based nutrition and healthy lifestyle for the prevention and reversal of chronic diseases and for maintaining optimal health in people with chronic neurological conditions.
Outside her medical practice she has been promoting healthy practices in the community. From 2015 to 2019 she run a weekly laughter club and did several laughter workshops and trainings to charities and organisations, including HM Prison Parc and the NHS. From 2018 to 2021 she co-founded and run a café serving organic plant-based food while promoting healthy, sustainable and ethical living.
She qualified as a medical doctor in 2002. After completing her vocational training in Neurology in Spain (2007) she did a fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis and Movement Disorders at the Institute of Neurology and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London. In 2010 she came back to Spain where she worked as a Consultant Neurologist until life brought her again to the UK in 2013, where she has lived ever since. She worked in undergraduate teaching at the University Hospital of Wales for a few years and since 2018 she has worked as a Consultant Neurologist in different hospitals of the UK.