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

  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Rheumatology
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • EGPA (Eosinophilic granulomatosis with Polyangiitis)
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Henoch Schonlein Purpura
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Rheumatoid Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Vasculitis
View all 14 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 School - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Masters in Public Health
Rootstown, OH USA

Medical Education - 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 Education - Rio de Janeiro State University


Additional Training

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


  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/7/2020, 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

246 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Villa-Forte has been and continues to be a very involved and concerned doctor who I credit with saving my life. I truly value her.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

was not rushed at all during the appointment time spent with the provider.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. Villa Forte is an exceptional physician. Compassionate, engaged and very thorough. she listens intently and explains each step, so that you are a partner in your own healthcare.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

I would recommend Dr. Villa Forte to everyone who needs her. she was great an very informative. Explained very well an in detail. Very thoughtful. Wish she could have been my doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Villa-Forte is amazing. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Villa Forte is a WONDERFUL physician!!I am blessed to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Villla Forte many times. She is wonderful and caring

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr. Villa Forte was excellent in every way. Her expertise, her caring manner, her thoroughness and attention to necessary information were far beyond the norm.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr. Villa Forte is an exceptional physician. She did a thorough history and physical and really listened to me. I could not be more pleased.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

The fellow explained everything well to the Dr. and I asked questions and received answers that were easy to understand. I was also allowed to interrupt when I had questions or concerns or if the Dr. had questions. All were very thorough in their exam.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr Villa Forte always takes time to listen.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Villa-Forte is a superb doctor - caring, listening carefully, answering all my questions, with clear explanations and helpful suggestions.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

in a time of global crisis, my doctor made herself available by alternative virtual means to address my concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Villa Forte is the best! Always addresses my questions and concerns without feeling rushed. Very positive and caring

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Dr. Villa Forte was amazing. She took time to learn about my situation, my background and asked lots of questions and answered all questions in a manner that I could understand while not taking out the important medical aspects of the language. She has called me to go over test results and never seems in a hurry to end the conversation. She has been a breath of fresh air to my situation

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr Villa-Forte showed deep concern for my trying to find an answer to my health issues. she spent a large amount of time talking to me and my daughter. she is wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr Villa Forte is one of the most caring Drs I have ever seen

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

very pleased with Dr. Villa Forte.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr Villa Forte is one in a million. She is everything a care provider should aspire to be.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr. Villa Forte is always a very caring and kind physician. I never feel rushed with her. I have confidence in her care.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Villa-Forte was wonderful, caring, professional and took time with me.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

it takes a long time to get a call back when you call to talk to the doctor or to get any answers.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

the doctor just doesn't follow up.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

i love dr. villa forte! she is a great doctor who cares and always makes me feel important. I know she treats me and her other patients with respect and dignity. while I never have to wait long, I don't mind when. I do as I know she is taking good care of another patient.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

Dr. Villa Forte is amazing!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Dr. Villa Forte is exceptional in her engagement.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr Villa Forte was wonderful. We were so happy we made the trip. She was full of information we never received before. talked about medications and to talk to my cardiologist . Told us she would be out of town but gave the number of the nurse who would call her if we had any problems. She was knowledgeable and caring and we felt 100% better than when we arrived at the hospital.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr Villa forte is amazing she takes time gives me a lot of peace

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr Alexandra Villa Forte is the Best!!! Saved my life!!!

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

the doctor was very very caring

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr. Villa-Forte was very thorough and answered all of our questions. We did not feel rushed at all. She is very compassionate.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

I am very happy to have found Dr. Villa Forte. She has been one of the few doctors at the Cleveland Clinic that I trust anymore.She is really kind and caring. She listens and explains. That's all we want when something is wrong.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

There were several instances of total chaos regarding my order of special medication and correspondence - the doctor had no idea what I was not getting delivered - I did not seem to exist until I complained.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr Villa Forte is exceptional on every level.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr. Villa Fort got right to the issues I was having to make me finally feel like someone does have answers about my illness and will look out for me. She even recognized I could be going blind and changed my Med dosage! I'm very grateful this Dr. would see me!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

I have already spread the good news that my trip from Dallas to Cleveland to see Dr. Villa Fort met my highest expectations. So relieved to have a direction on my diagnosis.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr Villa Forte is a very caring compassionate physician. She takes her time and addresses all of my questions. I am profoundly grateful for her care.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

patty, Dr. Villa Forte's assistant is truly an asset. she is professional, very knowledgeable, efficient, compassionate, and personable. she returns calls very timely.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr. Villa Forte is the most wonderful doctor. she Isaacs great listener, thoughtful, thorough in examination. always letting me know the latest in research. I always leave hopeful and optimistic! she is the best doctor!!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I wasn't rushed thru the appointment, doctor was very through.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

I'm very pleased with Dr Villa Forte

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr Villa Forte answered every question, addressed every concern, spent a good deal of time explaining everything, and is well informed of new treatments. She shows care and concern and remembers details from appointment to appointment. She is truly the best!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr Villa-Forte, includes me, listens to me and by the end of the visit, lifts me up and gives me hope. I'm so glad I chose her as my rheumatologist!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Excellent, caring doctor. I felt that she truly cared for me as a person.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr. Villa-forte is always very thorough, professional and compassionate in her examinations with Me every time I have seen her since My first appointment on December 14, 2017. It has been to My advantage to come over an hour drive to see Her.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr Villa Forte is very very good and I trust her judgments when she is giving me medications and she always will take time and talk to you and be concerned couldn't be without her

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr. Villa forte helped me find the lowest dose of methotrexate that would work for me and worked with me to get the lowest cost.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

dr villa forte is very caring , empathetic and always has the patients best interest in mind

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Villa Forte is great to work with and I know she is doing her best for me.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

best doctor ever

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Out of all my doctors Dr Villa Forte is the one I trust question about it!! She answers all my questions...calms my fears...explains everything...and genuinely cares about my well being...friendly and courteous...AWESOME doctor!!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Villa Forte is always informative, listens and explains what is wrong and provides all options for treating what is wrong. Always feel she sincerely cares about your well-being.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

the doctor was very thorough and told us more about my condition and symptoms than other providers had. I left very encouraged by her care.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Dr Villa Forte is a very compassionate,knowledgeable & caring doctor and would definitely recommend her to a family member or friend.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr. Villa Forte -- not only her knowledge of my problem and its treatment (which was expected), but also the time she spent in thoroughly examining me and asking pertinent questions and answering my numerous questions. She was genuinely kind and considerate and approachable.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Dr. Villa Forte excels as a provider. Her experience and her broad knowledge and understanding of a rare illness is vital. She has the ability to convey her knowledge so that it was easily understood by my husband and myself. Her concern was genuine. She was respectful and empathetic. She acknowledged the difficulty of my diagnosis and complimented me on how I was coping. Her treatment plan was clear and she was patient with all our questions. I have recommended the Cleaveland Clinic and Dr.Villa Forte to a friend with a rare rheumatoid disease.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

dr. alexandra villa forte took excellent care of me. she explained everything soothed my anxiety and spoke to me like a person and listened to me.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Villa Forte was completely lovely. She asked me lots of questions about my background and my condition. She asked about all the prescriptions I've take and even "Ok, so how did you feel on this drug?". She asked my parents about family history and she took a lot of notes herself. She didn't make someone else do it and then quite glance at their notes. She listened to everything we had to say and our concerns. She made us feel very welcome and she seemed like she actually cared. I've been dealing with my health issues for 6 years now and she's like "We're going to get this taken care of." I think we all wanted to burst in tears. She never gave the inclination that she couldn't help me.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Visit with Doctor could not have been better. informative and responsive to all questions

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Dr.Villa Forte is absolutely amazing. She is the kindest and most knowledgeable physician. She is truly invested in patient care.

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