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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French, Portuguese
Surgeon No
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Appointment:
216.444.5632
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216.445.9437
Fax:
216.636.7962
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration of Injectable Medications for Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections
  • Immunoglobulin Infusion
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions of Biologic Agents on Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Medication Management
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment for Joint Pain
  • Orthobiologics
  • Osteoporosis Diagnosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 29 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Hip
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Autoinflammatory Syndromes
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Calcinosis
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • HIV
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hips in the Elderly
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knees in the Elderly
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica with Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Vasculitis
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vasculitis
View all 91 Specialties +
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Biography

About Alexandra Villa-Forte, MD, MPH

Alexandra Villa-Forte, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research. She is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and has a master's degree in public health. Her main interest and professional role is the diagnosis and treatment of vasculitis.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2007

Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Masters in Public Health
Rootstown, OH USA
2004

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Vasculitis care and research
Cleveland, OH USA
2004

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Rheumatology
Cleveland, OH USA
2003

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2001

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1999

Medical Education - Rio de Janeiro State University

1993

Additional Training

  • Advanced Fellowship in Vasculitis Care and Research
  • Master's Degree in Public Health

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Vasculitis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Alexandra Villa-Forte, MD, MPH.

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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 4/16/2023, Dr. Villa-Forte 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.

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

303 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

77 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

I traveled from Florida for the excellent care and knowledge of Dr Villa Forte.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

She is the most compassionate and professional doctor I have ever had!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Excellent caring physician.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

She always makes me feel like I'm her only patient.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

I feel very fortunate to be treated by Dr. Villa-Forte.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr Villa Forte is a great doctor

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr Villa-Forte spent over an hour explaining things to me....she is wonderful

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Excellent doctor very caring discusses all concerens

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. Villa Forte is above and beyond when it comes to working with me and for me.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Once able to communicate with the Dr. Everything went well

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr. Villa Forte is the Best!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

I wish I could check a box that says "super excellent"! Dr VillaForte excels in all of the above choices. She makes you feel like you are a family member and she shows that she wants to listen and analyze every detail of your condition. Have never felt more comfortable in a doctor's competence and attention.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

I'M VERY SATISFIED WITH MY, DOCTOR!

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Villa-Forte was extremely caring and accommodating as I have a very complicated case ranging across several disciplines. She is truly a "stand-out."

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Anytime I send a message to Dr. Villa-Forte on My Chart she gets back to me quickly

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

My husband and I drive 3 1/2 hours to get to Dr. Villa-Forte. I have often thought I should find someone closer to home but I haven't been able to bring myself to do it. Dr. Villa-Forte listens to my concerns and includes my thoughts on any treatment changes

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Very knowledgeable and caring doctor

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr forte was so detailed kind n informative. She took so much time to listen ask questions and carefully consider next step. Really like her personally n professionaly

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr. Villa Forte is an amazing practitioner! She is very knowledgeable and caring. She helped me before, during and after the appointment. I wish all doctors were like her!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

She explained my diagnosis and how It was obtained in a way that made It was for me to comprehend it. She has a very kind demeanor that makes me feel comfortable asking her questions as well.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Villa Forte is a wonderful listener and answers each of my questions thoroughly. She is very knowledgeable about new research and areas of study regarding my disease and shares those with me.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr Villa Forte was such a compassionate person. Highly skilled in her field and was able to diagnose and make a plan of care for me. I would highly recommend her and the clinic

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Villa Forte was excellent in every area. A wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr Villa Forte was amazing. She took the time to explained everything very thoroughly and made sure we understood why we were there and what our next step needed to be.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

My Appointment with Dr Alexandra Villa Forte was Very Helpful and Enlightening, While there has yet been a Resolution to be determined why the of My Skin Issue. While there may Possibly be Additional Research Necessary to determine the Outcome. I am Very Pleased with Dr. Villa Forte, taking time in being concerned about helping to get to the Dr. Who may be helpful in determining my Skin Issue.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

The Rating of Dr Forte Shows how Pleased I am as to the Concern and Potential Care She has shown In getting to the Root of My Medical Issue

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Excellent physician. I drive from Ann Arbor to see her - she is the best doctor I have had in my 82 years!!!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr VillaForte is the best. I drive from Harrisburg PA to see her because it is worth it. I know she cares & does a great job explaining.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr Villa-Forte is unmatched when it comes to her care and knowledge of vasculitis. We have tried to make locl doctors work in Columbus, but we are now happy to drive to Cleveland.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Provider listened and addressed all of my questions, providing a path forward. Exceptional experience with provider!

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

She is incredible- truly one of a kind. I am grateful!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

I couldn't be more pleased with my care. Both providers have been informative and helpful through this ordeal.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

I don't believe that I have ever had a more positive experience with a physician. My wife and I are delighted that I am now under Dr. Villa Forte's care.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Great Doctor and staff

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Always get great responses from Dr Villa Forte's group

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Have complete faith in Dr Villa Forte

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

She was absolutely amazing! I was sent to her for a second opinion and found out I was in remission. Best news ever! Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr Villa Forte was very receptive to any questions I had and was very thorough

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Forte was very thorough

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr Villa Forte is excellent in care. I appreciate her very much.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

She is very thorough and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

The best doctor

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

I've never had a doctor who asked me do I have any questions. Dr. Forte asked me several times. She is very thoughtful.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Was one of the best doctor visits I have ever had. Efficient but caring and informative.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Villa Forte is the best doctor I've ever had in my adult life. The caliber in one appointment surpassed the quality of care I've had by all my previous rheumatologists. I wish I made the change to Cleveland Clinic a long time ago. I am optimistic about my care and journey now that I am in Dr. Villa Forte's care.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. VillaForte was excellent at making it happen.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. Villa-Forte is very thorough, caring and very helpful. It's always a pleasure to see her.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

I have recommended her to others. She's an excellent Rheumatologist and very caring.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr Villa Forte is so knowledgeable on my illness and listens and explains so well.. So great fun for her help and understanding

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr. Villa Forte is always wonderful! I feel confident in her care. I have had a cough for a long time and she is working to discover the cause.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

She made me feel a LOT better about what I had experienced and what I was experiencing. She was very understanding of my anxiety around my condition and spent time explaining what I could expect in the future.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

I love Dr. Villa Forte and I'm so, so thankful to have her as my doctor for my vasculitis.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Outstanding and caring doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Villa-Forte is a true blessing in my life as I deal with a serious chronic disease. I believe that she has not only saved my life but that she has significantly enhanced my life.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr Villa Forte exceeded my expectations. I felt extremely confident that she listened to my concerns and my description of my condition. She carefully chose the right direction and treatment for me in my particular case. She took her time and I didn't feel the plan was rushed but well thought out using her valuable expertise. I appreciate and am thankful that she was my physician.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Villa Forte is my hero. She basically saved my life in 2016. That aside, she's a brilliant and caring person. I couldn't be in better hands.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Dr villa forte is the best !!!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr A Villa is the best! Very caring and knowledgeable about condition and medications

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

She is the absolute best provider I have ever seen

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Very much liked the physician and her approach to my illness. There are too many unknowns yet, but she has a plan to try and find the answer.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

I feel Dr. Villa- Forte is keeping me as functional as possible. She is always "up beat" and friendly. I thank her for being my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr. Villa-Forte is wonderful. She is knowledgeable, very thorough, thoughtful and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr Villaforte is very professional and helpful

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Excellent Dr that listened while examining me took the time to explain and offered suggestions for a plan.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

I can't give Dr. Villa-Forte high enough marks for her knowledge, concern, caring, communication. Certainly the best Dr. I have ever experienced for treating my rare Auto-Immune disease. An amazing person and Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

My experience with doctor Villa Forte was great

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

My experience with Dr Villa Forte was outstanding

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

My wife and daughter are in the medical field and we found Dr Forte to be very knowledgeable and answered our questions in detail that even I could understand. I was hesitant to drive 2.5 hrs after seeing 3 doctors back home but after talking to Dr Forte I will be making the drive again as needed. I greatly value her opinion and advice.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Great service, great doctor. The nurses are super.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

The appointment was very detailed and she definitely did not rush.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

The best. She really cares as well as being extremely competent. Involves her patient in the decision making process were possible.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Excellent experience. Dr. Forte is great.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Overall I am very pleased with my care from these providers. They are very informative of my diagnosis and treatment and could not be more pleasant.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Villa Forte was extremely helpful and took time to talk with me about my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr Villa-Forte is the best. She always listens and takes the time to explain different treatment options.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Villa Forte is amazing. I can't say enough good things about her.

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