Dr. Lizbeth Hernandez-Ronquillo, left, and Dr. Jose Tellez-Zenteno pose in front of Mexican artist Eduardo Urbano Merino's painting "Epilepsy, leaving the nightmare behind" in this undated handout photo. A new study suggests that incidence of epilepsy for Indigenous Canadians is twice that of their non-Indigenous counterparts. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Daniel Hallen)

A neurologist who specialized in epilepsy treatment at Royal University Hospital has died.

On Oct. 2, the Mexican Association of Epilepsy (AMEN) shared a Facebook message about Dr. Jose Francisco Tellez-Zenteno. His wife, confirmed to CTV Saskatoon, her husband died Friday at around 4:30 p.m. 

“Today the Latin American community took an irreparable loss, as well as being an excellent person, an endearing friend, father, husband and son; he was a teacher in epilepsy who opened roads where there was no and made bridges where they did not exist.

"Rest in peace Jose Francisco Tellez-Zenteno.”

According to the University of Saskatchewan, Tellez-Zenteno came to Canada in 2003 and enrolled in two fellowships.

He started working as an assistant professor of neurology in the department of medicine at the U of S in 2007.

He was promoted to associate professor in 2009 and then to full professor in 2013.

In his university profile, it states Tellez-Zenteno’s most important achievement was the creation of the Saskatchewan Epilepsy Program intended for complex patients with epilepsy in the province.

 

 

Hoy la comunidad de Latinoamérica ha tenido una pérdida irreparable, además de ser una excelente persona, un amigo...

Posted by Asociación Mexicana de Epilepsia en Niños y Adultos on  Friday, October 2, 2020