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Ximena Alvira, MD, PhD

Senior Clinical and Research Specialist

Ximena Alvira is the Clinical and Research Manager for Elsevier Health at EMEALA and APAC and is the Clinical Lead for the KSA Guideline Project. She is a medical doctor and doctor in neuroscience with broad experience in clinical practice, research, and medical writing. Originally trained in Colombia, Ximena practiced as an Emergency Medicine physician at several places, such as the renowned Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, USA. 

Ximena joined Elsevier in 2012 as a Knowledge Representation Expert, where, together with the Spanish team launched ClinicalKey for the Spanish-speaking markets. Among other roles, she was responsible for the overall quality process of the Spanish edition. 

Her passion for science communication and the dissemination of knowledge kick-started her career as a medical writer and communicator, which is still ongoing. In the last 3 years, Ximena has delivered over 120 health research publishing master classes, workshops, and research-related webinars worldwide, reaching over 12,000 attendees.