Office Address

Department of Neurology 
University of Kentucky Medical Center
KY Clinic, J-401
Lexington, KY 40536-0284

Personal Statement

Dr. Albuja was born in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. She has always enjoyed working with children and decided to specialize in pediatrics early in medical school. When she came to the United States in 2011, she gained more experience in the field of child neurology, realizing that this area was a perfect fit for her. After residency, Dr. Albuja would like to pursue a fellowship in epilepsy.

Although she misses her family and friends in Ecuador, Dr. Albuja, her husband, Mauricio, and son Javier are enjoying life in Lexington very much. In her free time, Dr. Albuja enjoys baking, reading, watching movies and traveling.

Medical School

2009, MD, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador


2015 to present, Child Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2013 to 2015,  Pediatrics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Clinical and Research Interests

Pediatric Neurology, Epilepsy, Patient Education, Global Health, Palliative Care

Medical Licensure

Kentucky Medical License


Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Certification

Helping Babies Breathe

National Institute of Health Stroke Scale. National Stroke Association

Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

University of Kentucky Department of Neurology Handover Certification

Hospital Privileges

University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology

American Academy of Pediatrics

International Federation of Medical Students' Associations

Child Neurology Society


Resident of the Month, University of Kentucky Graduate Medical Education, June 2016.

Spinal Cord & Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) and National Neurotrauma Society (NNS) Travel Award, February 2016.

Scholarship Recipient. Benjamin Josephson Fund. May 2014.

Publications and Abstracts

Villamar MF, Albuja AC, Cevallos-Salas NI. Metabolic Syndrome Among HIV-Infected Outpatients From a Hospital In Quito, Ecuador: a Cross-Sectional Study. Rev Panam Infectol. 2011; 13 (2) : 12-18.

Albuja AC, Stewart AM, Baumann RJ, Cook AM, Bensalem. Owen M. EEG Response In Children Receiving Continuous VPA Infusion For Status Epilepticus And Breakthrough Seizures. Annals of Neurology. 2014; 76  (suppl. 18) : S194.

Cook AM, Zafar MS, Mathias S, Stewart AM, Albuja AC, Bensalem-Owen M, Kapoor S, Baumann RJ. Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Utility of Valproic Acid Administered via Continuous Infusion. CNS Drugs. 2016 Jan;30(1):71-7.

Villamar MF, Albuja AC, Sunderam S, Esser K, Bensalem-Owen M. Correlation of Circadian and Autonomic Variables with Electrophysiological Markers in Epilepsy Patients Undergoing Phase II Presurgical Evaluation. Poster presentation. 5th Annual International Epilepsy Symposium. Lexington, KY. 6/2016

Albuja AC, Toupin DN, Xun R, Zafar MS, Villamar MF.  Impact of Epilepsy Toolbox on Emergent Health Care Utilization in Pediatric Epilepsy. Poster presentation. 5th Annual International Epilepsy Symposium. Lexington, KY. 6/2016

Albuja AC, Zafar MS, Raslau FD, Lightner DD. Can Surfer’s Myelopathy Occur In Non-Surfers? A Case Of Acute Onset Paraplegia In A Gymnast . Neurotrauma Society Meeting. Lexington, KY 6/2016

Albuja AC. Baumann, RJ. Acquired Brain Injury in Children. In: Han DY (editor). Acquired Brain Injury - Clinical Essentials for Neurotrauma and Rehabilitation Professionals. Springer. 2016