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Dr. Mauricio R. Delgado-Ayala received his medical degree from the University of Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. He did his postgraduate training in pediatrics and neurology at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. He received certification in neurology with special competence in child neurology and neurophysiology from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Delgado-Ayala is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. In 2019, he became president of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. He is a co-founder member of the Mexican Academy for Cerebral palsy and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.  As a clinician, he specializes in neurorehabilitation of children with motor disorders of central origin and neurogenetic disorders such as holoprosencephaly and tuberous sclerosis complex. 


Unlisted - Location or Compone (1975)
Medical School

Research Interest

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Pediatric Neurophysiology
  • Pediatric Neurorehabilitation


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Status Epilepticus. In Essential Guide to Pediatric Intensive Care

Delgado, MR (1990). St. Louis, Missouri, Quality Medical Publishers, Inc

Status Epilepticus. In Essentials of Pediatric Intensive Care

Delgado MR, Riela A (1996). St. Louis, Missouri, Quality Medical Publishers, Inc

Neurophysiological Testing in ICU. In Essentials of Pediatric Intensive Care

Sing B, Riela A, Delgado MR (1996). St. Louis, Missouri, Quality Medical Publishers, Inc.

Paralisis Cerebral: Estado Actual. In Desordenes Del Neurodesarrollo

Delgado MR (2001). Monterrey, N.L. México, Psicofarma S.A. de C.V.

The Use of Botulinum Toxin in Juvenile Cerebral Palsy. In Scientific and Therapeutic Aspects of Botulinum Toxin

Delgado MR (2002). NY, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Tratamiento Con Toxina Botulinica de la Espasticidad en Niños. In Toxina Botulinica Nuevas indicaciones terapeuticas

Delgado MR, Carranza del Rio J (2010). Buenos Aires, Argentina, Medica Panamericana

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America
  • Keynote Speaker at Commencement Exercises, Fall Class of 2010 University of Monterrey
  • Best Doctors in America-Fifteen Edition
  • FREDDDIE Award
    Category Special People for video; Living with Hope: Understanding Holoprosencephaly. Associate Producer (2001)
  • Instituto De Seguridad y Servicios Sociales, Centro Medico nacional
    Associate Professor of Pediatric Neurology (2000)
  • JCN/Decher Neuroscience Prize
  • Keeper of the Flame Award; National Tuberous Sclerosis Association
  • Gold Award; 5th International A.V. Epilepsy Festival
  • Professional Advisor of the Year Award; Epilepsy Foundation of America
  • Dr. H.M. Finlayson Award for the best clinical paper-Annual Canadian Neuropathology Meeting

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Academia Mexicana para la Parálisis Cerebral y Trastornos del Neurodesarrollo (2015)
  • American Academy Cerebral Palsy Developmental Medicine (1996)
  • American Academy of Neurology (1981)
  • American Child Neurology Society (1985)
  • American Society of Neurorehabilitation (1990)
  • Canadian Association of Child Neurology (1985-2005)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2011)
  • International Child Neurology Association (1990)
  • Professors of Child Neurology (1990-2017)
  • Royal College of Physicians of Canada (1987)
  • Sociedad Mexicana de Neurología Pediátrica (1990)
  • Texas Medical Assiociation (2011)