Dr. Alejandro M. Forteza, MD

Dr. Alejandro M. Forteza, MD

Vascular Neurology | Male | 56 years old

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Dr. Alejandro Forteza is the Director of Stroke at Kendall Regional Medical Center and the physician at the helm of...Read more

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Dr. Alejandro Forteza is the Director of Stroke at Kendall Regional Medical Center and the physician at the helm of Neuroscience Specialists at Kendall. He is among the most respected in the region for stroke care, and has unique expertise in intracerebral brain hemorrhage, migraines, epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Carotid Stenosis, Parkinson's Disease, and Alzheimer's Disease.

Along with the diagnosis and management of acute neurological disorders, Neuroscience Specialists at Kendall specializes in the ongoing care and prevention to educate patients and improve their quality of life.

He received his Medical Degree from the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Ciencias Medicas in Córdoba, Argentina. He completed his internal medicine residency at Danbury Hospital, Danbury CT, affiliated with Yale University, a residency in Neurology and a fellowship in Cerebrovascular Diseases at the University of Miami. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He is a member of the Argentine-American Medical Association and Member of the American Academy of Neurology since 1993.

He is also chair and founder of the Miami Dade Stroke Coalition, a community effort of neurologists, Emergency Physicians, Emergency Medical Services, with collaboration from the American Heart/Stroke Association, whose purpose is to increase awareness and improve stroke outcomes in our community. Formed in 1998, its first task was to improve the emergency detection and transport of acute strokes to local hospitals. Subsequently, a system to qualify all local hospitals as adequate centers to treat acute stroke was developed. The system was adopted by all of the Fire Rescue departments of Dade County. It was one of the first community efforts in the country to improve stroke care.

The stroke coalition has also worked in post-resuscitation after cardiac arrest and development of county-wide hypothermia program.

The Miami Dade Stroke Coalition is currently developing jointly with the Emergency Medical Services a databank that will include stroke outcomes and treatment for patients of all Dade County.

His innumerous researches have been published in the Journal of Neuroimaging, Neuroepidemiology, Neurocritical Care, American Journal of Neuroradiology, and Neurology Journal. He is an American Editorial Committee member for Revista de Neurologia, Barcelona, Spain, Ad-Hoc Reviewer for the Journal of Neuroimaging and Reviewer for the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.

Dr. Forteza has received the 1999 George Paff Teaching Award by the graduating class of medical students at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Professor of the year, teaching recognition in 2003 and 2005 by the students of Barry University, and Distinguished Visitor Award by the National University of Cordoba, Argentina in 2004.

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What we treat:

  • TIA and Stroke
  • Intracerebral or Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Migraines
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain Tumor
  • Seizures
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Alzheimer's
  • Dementia
  • PFO

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Diagnostic Services:

  • Transcranial Doppler

Dr. Forteza's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Vascular Neurology
  •  Board certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    National University Of Cordoba / Faculty Of Medical Sciences

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurology

Procedures Performed

  • Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

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