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Department Neurology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Electromyography
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • General Neurology
  • Interpretation of EEG in the critical care setting
  • Intracranial EEG monitoring and brain mapping for presurgical evaluation
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurology
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alzheimer's
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Nervous System Disorders
  • Autonomic Nervous System Function
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (cidp)
  • Complex Epilepsy in Adults
  • Concussion
  • Concussions
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Fahr's Syndrome
  • Gait Dysfunction
  • Geriatric Epilepsy
  • Headaches
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Imbalance
  • Intractable (Drug Resistant) Epilepsy
  • Malformations Of Cortical Development
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Mitochondrial Disease
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurofibromatosis Causing Epilepsy
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Status Epilepticus (continuous Seizures)
  • Stroke
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Causing Seizures
View all 50 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Toronto Hospitals
Movement Disorders
Toronto, Ontario, Canada,

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Booth Memorial Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internal Medicine


Internship - Booth Memorial Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internal Medicine


Medical Education - Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala

Additional Training

  • Master of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain
  • Master in Health Services Administration, Barry University School of Natural and Health Sciences, Miami, Fla.
  • Certificate, Risk Management, Florida Risk Management Institute, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neuromuscular Medicine

Specialty Interests

Movement disorders, Parkinson's Disease

Awards & Honors

  • Upsilon Phi Delta Society, Honor Society, Barry University Health Services Administration, 2007
  • Best Doctors in America, 2007
  • America’s Top Physicians, Consumer’s Research Council of America, 2003, 2005, 2006
  • Distinguished Service Award, Department of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Commencement Ceremony Residents and Fellows, Class of 2005
  • Teacher of the year Award, Neurology Department, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Commencement Ceremony Residents and Fellows, Class of 2007
  • Teacher of the year Award, Neurology Department, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Commencement Ceremony Residents and Fellows, Class of 2005
  • Distinguished Physician Certificate, Florida Medical Association, 2005
  • Donald Patalucci Fellowship Award, American Academy of Neurology, January 6-9, 2005, Huntington Beach, Calif.
  • Barry University School of Natural and Health Related Sciences, R.A. Ritter Foundation Scholarship Award, 2004, 2005
  • Ms. Pauline Braathen state donation for Movement Disorders Research, 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Nova Southeastern University School of Osteopathic Medicine, for teaching at the Medical School, 2003
  • National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence Award, National Parkinson Foundation, Miami, Fla., 2001-2002
  • Donation for Parkinson’s Disease Clinic and Alzheimer’s Disease Research, John and Margaret Krupa Charitable Foundation, 2000
  • Who’s Who in America, 2000
  • Ronald and Patty Rosenfeld International Traveling Fellowship Award for Movement Disorders fellowship at The University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Cleveland Clinic, 1994/1995
  • Highest Honor for Graduate Thesis leading to MD degree; Velocidad de conduccion motora y latencias sensoriales, Estudio en una poblacion infantil guatemalteca; published by the University of San Carlos, 1983
  • Diploma Guatemalan Red Cross Medical Center, Best student and First Place, Fourth Year Medical School, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala; Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, 1980
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/29/2021, Dr. Galvez-Jimenez has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Galvez-Jimenez receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Lundbeck

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

209 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.4 out of 5
Explains 4.4
Listens 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.4

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr. Galvez is and has always been wonderful to me. Knowledgeable, kind, and patient.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr Galvez was very thorough and attentive to all my questions and took all the time needed to address all my issues and he demonstrated that he is a true profesional in his field and So far I'm very glad to be his patient

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr. Galvez is very knowledgeable and shows great care for his patient.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr. Galves is attentive, caring and personable. He also has a great sense of humor. We appreciate and strongly support his clinical plan of action.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Friendly staff and doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

The best exam I've had . Dr. Galvez is the 6th Neurologist I've seen. Sorry I didn't see him earlier. Staff so friendly, caring and compassionate. Thank you

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

Dr. Galvez was a good listener and took good care of me.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Gabas was very friendly and caring and informed of any other situation just an amazing doctor

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Very good experience and a great doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Excellent patient care and very knowledgeable doctor with dedication and attention to concerns of patient.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Excellent doctor with best health practices standards. Able to discuss all the benefits and risks for the patient care. Knowledgeable of the concerns of the patient.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Getting an appointment with Dr Galvez has always been exceptional

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Love Dr. Galvez-Jimenez. He is very knowledgeable, caring and patient.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr. Galvez is fantastic

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

I love Dr. Nestor~ I would highly recommend him and Cleveland Clinic Center in Weston, FL

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Great doctor. My first time seeing him but he was very thorough and I feel for the first time Im in good hands.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Very impresed with doctor. Relieved to find he was knowledgeable about my concerns

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Excellent Dr but the wait is ridiculous and disrespectful of my time.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr Galves is always respond to all my need as well as his assistance Angela they are just a amazing teach.. They show caring and person to all my need

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Everything went very well and Dr Galvez and his staff took great care of my health and addressed all my concerns. I really appreciate them and Cleveland clinic to provide me with optimum care from the safety of my home.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

We are very pleased with Dr. Galvez's knowledge and professionalism.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

I told the doctor that he had to be very careful with the Botox injections in my forehead. The results I have are very poor, I do not think he took the care that I had requested.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

He was very comprehensive in his ordered testing. I did feel a little talked over at times, though this is something I run into quite a lot with doctors so while it is frustrating at times, I am used to it. I also feel like he zeroed in on one symptom even though that symptom is personally my least concern. That being said, it might be something he is more concerned about given his own knowledge, but I would have liked to have been talked to about those things.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Excellent - Dr Galvez is the best, always!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr Galvez and Cleveland Clinic staff

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

I will explain the waiting time to get an appointment At Cleveland Clinic before recommending the facility. I do like the care received by Dr. Galvez Jimenez but very difficult to get the care needed at the facility if I have to wait until January for a test. If I was your mother how would you feel that I would have to wait six months before getting treatment for my tremors? The tremors cannot be treated until the Psychological test is done. The medication will alter the outcome of the test.The earliest appointment is in January.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Cleveland Cinic and DR Galvez are the best thanks

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

doctor Galves was amazing he is always verycarting and I enjoy seeing a amazing doctor

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr.galvez knows I'm a nervous wreck, but he always puts me at ease. Been going to him for 15 years. Grateful for his kindness.

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