ALS Unit

Hospital Universitario La Paz - Carlos III

The ALS unit at Hospital La Paz-Carlos III provides multidisciplinary care to ALS patients in the Madrid Autonomous Community but also to many patients from other regions in the country. About three hundred patients are usually under treatment.

Hospital La Paz-Carlos III
Hospital Universitario La Paz – Carlos III

Our unit combines diagnostic proceedings and multidisciplinary care for ALS patients with clinical research focused on cognitive impairment assessment, quality of life studies, biomarkers and clinical trials. Comprehensive multidisciplinary care is provided by a team of neurologists, psychologists and nurses supported by neumologists, nutritionists and palliative care specialists in hospital or home-based. A rehabilitation team provides motor, respiratory and speech therapies.

More than 15 phase II and III clinical trials have been carried out since 1990  when Dr Mora created the first Spanish ALS unit at Hospital Carlos III and since 2004 till now at Hospital La Paz–Carlos III working as a single Hospital.

Calle de Sinesio Delgado, 10, 28029 Madrid, Spanje


Javier Mascias Cadavid

Staff Neurologist and ALS Unit coordinator

After completing his neurology training at Hospital Puerta de Hierro (1992-1995) in […]

Javier Mascias Cadavid