Alexandra Villa-Forte, MD, MPH

Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French, Portuguese
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Bone Density Testing
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Pericardial Diseases Center
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polymyositis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
View all 24 Specialties +


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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


Education & Fellowships

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

Medical School - Cleveland Clinic
Vasculitis care and research
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Rio de Janeiro State University


Additional Training

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

Specialty Interests


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/2/2016, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

203 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2017

DR Villa Forte is an exceptionally caring and intelligent physician whom I feel so blessed to have on my team of Doctors.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2016

Dr. Villa Forte is an excellent listener, was patient, explained everything thoroughly and has great compassion for her patients.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2016

outstanding physician. this was the best visit I have had at a office visit.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2016

Dr. Villa-Forte said that the IV medicine I was taking wasn't meant for long-term use and that I shouldn't get any more done, so that was definitely good to know.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2016

Very good physician.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2016

she is best DR I have ever been associated with in my life. Please keep her around

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2016

Excellent as always.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2016

Dr. Villa Forte is a very thorough, excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2016

Overall, I had a good 1st time visit to the Cleveland clinic. I liked Dr. Villa Forte. My only disappointment was that Dt. Villa Forte did not have my medical records to review before my visit. It was my understanding that these records were sent to CC weeks in advance of my visit so that the Dr. would be able to review my history before my visit. Dr. Villa Forte said that she never received these records. Fortunately, I had my records with me for my appointment. I think it would have been a better visit if Dr. Villa Forte had known my health history before my visit.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2016

I am consistently impressed with the time that Dr. Villa Forte takes with me - she explains everything carefully and before I go, makes sure I understand everything we talked about.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2016

I am consistently impressed with Dr. Villa Forte's preparation when she walks into the room. She knows what meds I am on, what bloodwork is indicating, and what treatment plans we discussed last visit, even though it was months ago. She takes care to explain everything and answers my questions/concerns thoroughly without any sign of frustration. She is truly a conscientious professional.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2016

Every part of my appointment was Awesome !!!!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2016

Dr. Villa Forte is very thorough and spent a lot of time discussing things with me about my health concerns and follow-up. She is great at listening and I never felt like I was rushed during our meeting.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2016

Dr. Villa Forte takes her time. she explains everything. I have a very complicated disease and she takes the time that I need to understand how my body is reacting.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2016

I just want to say that Dr Villa Forte went out of her way to get me an appointment on the day I could come (I live in Michigan) and since she was booked, she saw me on her lunch hour. I was very impressed by that!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2016

Dr. Villa Forte was very good about explaining the visit, the follow-up and medication changes. She is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2016

The whole hospital staff provides the best care that I have ever encountered anywhere. They are warm, efficient and caring. Dr. Villa Forte is a wonderful doctor and person. She has gone way beyond her duties. She has stayed past her office hours to get test results for me and she has called me late in the evening with information. She is always there to answer questions.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2016

Dr. Villa-Forte is a very goo dr./she is very knowledgeable, thorough and caring. Has called me many times after hours.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2016

Dr. Villa Forte has helped me a great deal w/my disease. I'm in good shape thanks to her.

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