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

Treatment & Services

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) Interpretations
  • Electromyography
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • General Neurology
  • Intracranial EEG Monitoring and Brain Mapping for Presurgical Evaluation
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurology
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alzheimer's
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Nervous System Disorders
  • Autonomic Nervous System Function
  • Back Pain
  • Balance Disorders
  • 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
  • Dementia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Fahr's Syndrome
  • Gait Dysfunction
  • Geriatric Epilepsy
  • Headaches
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • 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 (TOS)
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Causing Seizures
View all 49 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.


  • Headache Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Internal 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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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 1/2/2024, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a 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

276 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 4.3
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.3

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Loved Dr Galvez. He was the first doctor to really explain my med choices and other alternatives

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr. Was friendly and we had a pleasant time even though he was sticking me with needles!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

The Dr ordered 3 diagnostic tests. One is scheduled for mid May, July and October! Ridiculous wait time....

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Dr Galvez is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

How can I recommend Cleveland Clinic to people when you have to wait almost 6 months for an appointment for an emergency cancellation. It is not easy to get care because they do not give the doctor more days or time or scheduling to get Botox shots.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

The Dr. Came in and made me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Based on my experience it may not have been Dr Galvez's fault so I'd rather not answer.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr Galvez always listens, is attentive, friendly and above all professional at all times.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

I'm glad to have the telehealth option. We waited a long time as Dr. Galvez was almost an hour late. It was easier to wait at home, than in a cold office.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

When the MD arrived, he, the technician and another "MD" started to speak in Spanish.I don't speak Spanish. To me, that was extremely unprofessional.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Staff was polite and respectful, but doctor needs a lesson in showing caring!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr. Galvez is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about neurological conditions. After dealing with this situation for 6 years I was very grateful to have the opportunity for this appointment. My husband and I felt it was an extremely valuable experience.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

The visit with Dr Galvez went well but he ordered a nuclear brain MRI and never mentioned it to me during the visit. I found out when the receptionist told me when I went to make a follow up appointment

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr Galvez staff took forever to submit the correct paperwork to the agency that provides IVIG treatment at my home which caused a delay in starting the treatment and I and the agency had to make endless calls and follow up for them to get everything going

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr Galvez did a lot of listening, allowing me to share my concerns. When we responded he was very thoughtful, knowledgeable and reassuring. He has a manner that made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Estoy muy satisfecho por la atenci?n recibida tanto por el doctor, la enfermera y todo el staff que me atendi?. Todo maravilloso

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr Galvez thoroughly listened and addressed my concerns. I felt at ease.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Nurses-A+++Dr. Galvez-A++++++++

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

The residents Doctor and the Doctor were very good, polite and they are the best and I will recommend them anytime. I gave them 5 stars

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Both my husband and myself (I am the patient) was very impressed with the doctor. He seems to be caring, understanding, and professional. He listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr Orlando was friendly and thorough. We would love to see him there permanently.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

This was an initial apt to test for an autoimmune disease. Dr. Did a good job explaining the process of series of tests required to diagnose. And discussed steps if the diagnosis was negative.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Initial appointment was cancelled because doctor was not going to be available. But then needed to wait another month for next available

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

The treatment of Dr. Galvez with my wife and us during the consult couldn't be better. Thank you for having such wonderful doctor in your staff

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr Galvez is the best

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr. Galvez took the timeout to explain my situation to me, while using words and terminologies, that could be understood by a five year old. I was never so impressed with his methodology. A simple way to engage a patient with the next steps in their recovery.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

My Doctor is very good at his job. I have been going to him since 2010.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2023

Dr. Galves an amazing doctor. He is caring and just a great doctor

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Doctor Galvez is an amazing physician. He's been taking wonderful care of me for about a dozen years. I trust him both with my health and now the health of my youngest daughter also. A lovely man who is a true professional and caring human being.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

The quality of the services is amazing , doctor is very kind, respectful, I love the services provided from Cleveland Clinic and the doctor, nurses and the ladies fromThe front desk

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

The doctor was very helpful

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr Galvez is wonderful! He's direct, respectful, thorough and kind. He gets the job done with ease and makes sure I'm ok.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Galveston is an exceptional physician. He is extremely knowledgeable abd has excellent bedside manners.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

I feel very happy with attentions all personal Doctor nurse

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Galvez an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

I understand my case is somewhat complicated. Doctor galvaz explain it as best he could with the information he had

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr Galvez is fantastic.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

I drive almost 2 hours for Dr Galvez's care because he's the best

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