Jorge Alvaro Gonzalez-Martinez, MD, PhD

Department Epilepsy Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Department of Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Early Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery in Adolescents
  • Epilepsy Surgery In Children
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Pediatric Oncology Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy in Children
  • Hydrocephalus
View all 6 Specialties +
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Biography

About Jorge Alvaro Gonzalez-Martinez, MD, PhD

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in our country, affecting approximately 2.5 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds. This medical disorder is thought to be caused by abnormal nerve connections, genetic causes, other medical conditions, trauma, poisoning or abnormal nerve signaling chemicals called neurotransmitters. Seizures from epilepsy can be alarming, but can be treated successfully in many cases and Dr Jorge-Alvarez Gonzalez-Martinez shares his treatment options.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2008

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurosurgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2008

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Functional and Epilepsy Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2003

Medical School - Universidade de Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo,
2002

Fellowship - Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center
Steroitaxis, Neuro-oncology
Detroit, MI USA
2001

Residency - University of Sao Paulo Hospitals and Clinics
Neurosurgery
Sao Paulo,
2000

Medical School - University of Sao Paulo Faculty of Medicine
Sao Paulo,
1994

Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

epilepsy surgery, general neurosurgery, pediatric oncology neurosurgery, spine surgery, animal models: basic mechanisms of epilepsy, array signal processing, brain malformations causing epilepsy, brain tumors, Epilepsy, epilepsy and epilepsy surgery in children and adolescents, Epilepsy surgery and medical treatment of epilepsy in children, mechanism of epileptogenesis, pediatric epilepsy and epilepsy surgery, vagus nerve stimulation

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/29/2016, Dr. Gonzalez-Martinez has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

36 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

6 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2017

Dr. Gonzales was amazing. He showed great concern and was so friendly and informative. We loved him!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2016

Dr. Jorge Gonzalez/Martinez was absolutely terrific! Great, great doctor!!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2016

Very great!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2016

the staff was very professional and answered all my questions

Reviewed on May 27, 2016

It was a very good experience.

Reviewed on May 6, 2016

Dr. Gonzalez-Martinez & his PA's were great, step down unit resident great.

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