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Virgilio Salanga, MD


Virgilio Salanga, MD

Appointed: 1988

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Virgilio Salanga, MD
Department: Neurology Florida
Location: Florida, Weston
Mail Code Desk 31/32
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL 33331
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Virgilio Salanga, MD, holds the John and Margaret A. Krupa Chair in Neurology and is on Staff in the Department of Neurology at Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston, where he has been since 1988. He is currently Program Director of the Electrodiagnostic Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Salanga was Chairman of the Department of Neurology there from 1998 to 2007. He has held many other posts at Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston, including Program Director of Neurology Residency Training, Chairman of the Graduate Medical Education Committee, member of the Board of Governors and Chairman of the Education Committee.   

Dr. Salanga is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Ohio State University School of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio. He was Affiliate Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of  South Florida in Tampa until 2007, and was Volunteer Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Miami School of Medicine until 2003. He was Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at Southeastern University of the Health Sciences in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from 1991 to 1993.

Dr. Salanga was appointed to Staff in the Department of Neurology at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1973. He was Head of the Section of Adult Clinical Neurology (1979-1981), Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurology (1984-1987) and Program Director of Neurology Residency Training (1984-1987). While in Cleveland, he was Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Medical Sciences at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, a Lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences at Cleveland State University, and a Visiting Consultant at the Cleveland Veterans Administration Hospital.

Dr. Salanga received his AA (pre-med) degree and MD, magna cum laude, from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines (1967). He pursued an MS in neurology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and completed his internship and internal medicine residency at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, Ill. He received further advanced training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., with residencies in neurology, electroencephalography and electromyography. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neurology (1975) and also by the American Board of Neurophysiology (formerly ABQEEG) and American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is licensed to practice in Florida, Ohio, Arizona and Washington states.

Dr. Salanga's specialty interests are in electromyography, electroencephalography and other electrodiagnostic techniques, neuropathies, myopathies, myasthenia gravis, headache, motor neuron diseases, multiple sclerosis and back pain. He participates in many professional societies and writes articles, abstracts and book chapters related to his topics of interest.

Professional Highlights

  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
  • Fellow, American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Fellow, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  • Fellow, American Heart Association, Stroke Council

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN USA
Residency - Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
Internship - Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Chicago, IL USA
Medical School - University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery
Manila Philippines


  • Neurology

Specialty Interests

Electromyography, headache, Myasthenia Gravis, nerve and muscle diseases, stroke

Awards & Honors

  • Chairholder, The John and Margaret A. Krupa Chair in Neurology, Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, 2000-Present
  • 298th  Dr. Luis E. Guerrero Memorial Lecturer, University of  Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Manila, Philippines, December 7, 2007
  • 2005 Physician of the Year (Educator) Award, Cleveland Clinic Florida, February 2006
  • 2004 Teacher Recognition Award, American Academy of Neurology, A.B. Baker Section on Neurological Education, April 2004
  • Teacher of the Year Award – Voted by the Neurology Residents, 2001-2002, 2002-2003
  • Physician of the Month (Quality), Cleveland Clinic Hospital, December 2002
  • THe Outstanding Medical AlumnuS (THOMAS) Award in Education, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, 2002
  • “How To Find The Best Doctors In Florida,” Castle Connolly Guide, 2000
  • “Best Doctors In South Florida,” Miami Metro magazine, 1998-2000
  • Who’s Who In America, Marquis Reference List
  • Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in the Field of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association in America, 1993
  • Diploma of Achievement, University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Manila, Philippines, 1992


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society 
  • American Heart Association
  • American Headache Society
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Ohio State Medical Association

Treatment & Services

  • Botox Injections For Headache
  • Electromyography
  • General Neurology
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurology

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 10/1/2015, Dr. Salanga 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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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog
  • Pampango