Department Neurology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Weston
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
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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
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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
  • Neurology
  • Neuromusculoskeletal 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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/10/2020, 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

150 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

MD interacted more with the family member than the patient which was different than what actually happens in the office.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr Galvez is an amazing Physician.

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

I love my doctor, my nurse and Cleveland Clinic overall.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Angela is an incredible nurse. Dr. Galvez listened and answered all my questions. Jason is always very helpful. The only person that didn't have a nice attitude was the women who help me rescheduled my last Botox appointment (on the phone).

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

I'm very thankful that the doctor was able to see me in person since I read some of the test results and I was very confused. But the doctor was very informative and I felt much better after the visit...

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

I have thorough trust and respect inDr.N Galvez

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

Ive been seeing Dr Galvez for over 10 years now. Even though I moved 250 miles away from clinic I still drive to see him. Great professional, and courteous man

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Love Dr. Galvez, he's always professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

very good experience with Dr . Galvis and staff

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

It was clearly a very busy day for Dr Galvez, however, he examined me more thoroughly then any doctor I had previously seen and I have seen a lot in the last few months! Because he did seem to have a lot of patients, he didn't explain what he was doing every major step which I would have preferred but I understood after. He also took more time to explain how my symptoms could be caused by a specific illness and went into detail about that and the treatment. I would note that he spoke somewhat quickly and to some degree in medical terminology so it was a bit hard to follow and I have a Masters degree. Overall, Dr Galvez seemed very thorough and he is the only doctor in 10 that provided some form of diagnoses and a treatment option which I am so grateful for.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

I recommended Claudia Ramirez to schedule an appointment with Dr. Galvez which she did.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

You are always apprehensive when seeing a new Doctor, Dr. Galvez within the first 3 minutes made me relax and feel like this was the best decision I made since being diagnosed with CIDP.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

very nice and professional staff and my dr is oh so nice. love Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr Galvez was very matter-of-fact. Did not seem to recognize my emotional state of mind.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr Galvez seemed to be saying that since PD isn't the only condition I have, keeping it from getting worse is best we can do

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

I know and trust Dr Galvez expertise. But I am still struggling with PD diagnosis

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Dr Galvez is good at what he does.. he isn't the best with bedside manor or with explaining things. it seems he's always in a hurry so he's very short and always running out the door.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

understandably with only one Dr seeing patients for autonomic dysfunction there would be a wait. it was a quit a wait however.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr looked more at a computer screen than me, 80/20 I would estimate. Each question he had, when I answered he cut me off very often, gave me three options to help me, and did not answer my primary 2 questions I went to see him for. 1) plan with my current meds; 2) concern about my other doctor's prescription combination. I have seen Dr Galvez in the past, and had great care and compassion felt. This recent visit was very surprising to me, as well as hurtful. I felt he was very insensitive and limited to listening with many times cutting me off. As I departed the building, I was simply disappointed, and I doubt I will return in the future. I understand everyone has an off day, or patients may have off days, but that is why we see the doctor. I had more questions than answers after leaving that day, and thank goodness for the physical I had the following day, with my GP. From start to finish, he was friendly and listened to me, with respectful follow-up questions. Then he gave his opinion, and tests conducted. I left him feeling confident with a plan, not three options that did not answer my concerns, and a shaken hand. My GP was maybe 5-10 minutes longer than with Cleveland Clinic, but was so much better. The day at Cleveland Clinic was more like some huge factory operation than a doctor visit. I had two questions, answered more completely and sensitively by my GP than a specialist, a neurologist, at a well-respected organization. I will consider that your offices were inundated with patients that day I was there, and Dr Galvez was not the same as I remembered him to be in the past as a result, but if that's the case, I would have been so much happier to have rescheduled for a less busy time, or is that even an option?

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Galvez is always excellent-

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Dr. Galvez is a very caring and knowlegeable Neurologist.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

The doctor seemed in a rush.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Love Dr Galvez and his nurse. I get excellent care from both of them

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Dr Galvez is excellent in his field. I wouldn't trust anyone else and would recommend him highly

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

all staff were courteous and helpful. appointment time was honored. Dr was clear, informative and calm.

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