Christian J. Camargo, MD

Fellow, Division of Cognitive Neurology
Clinician and Instructor, Department of Neurology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
1120 NW 14th Street
Miami, FL 33136

Dr. Camargo did his undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT,) where he majored in Brain and Cognitive Sciences as well as in Music. He conducted research into the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory, including a year under the tutelage of Nobel Laureate Dr. Susumu Tonegawa. He graduated from medical school at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

He completed an internship in surgery at Washington Hospital Center where he was awarded the “Silvero Cabellon” Award for best performance by a junior resident by the Department of Vascular Surgery. He then completed his Neurology residency training at the University of Miami in 2017. He is currently a research Fellow in Cognitive Neurology at the University of Miami Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute. His research interests include epigenetic mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction, identification of biomarkers for prediction of cognitive decline and the therapeutic use of stem cells in primary neurodegenerative disease.

Yamila Carmona, MA

McKnight Senior Research Coordinator
Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
Department of Neurology
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
1120 NW 14th Street, Suite 1370
Miami, FL 33136

Yamila Carmona graduated in 2005 from American University in Washington, DC with a Master of Arts in Psychology. For the past 17 years, she has worked in the field of psychiatry at research institutions including the University of Miami, George Washington University and the National Institute of Mental Health at the NIH. As a clinical research coordinator, she has conducted multiple clinical trials including federally regulated studies from initiation to completion. Yamila’s background also includes extensive training and experience with the administration of various clinician-administered rating scales and neuropsychological tests. As the Senior Clinical Research Coordinator for the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, she works with research projects focused on normal and pathological changes involving memory and cognition.