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
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • 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
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 5/4/2017, 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

204 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018

Very informative and thorough in informational follow-up!!!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2018

Dr. V-F is always very through and I am lucky to be her patient.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2017

She is her 100%

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2017

RXthat was emailed to pharmacy was not done correctly. 10 day supply instead of 30. There were no instructions for taper down over 3 month period.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2017

dr Villa Forte is a wonderful dr. she's caring, concerned and always always makes time in her very busy schedule to accommodate me. I live 2 hrs from Cleveland and she makes certain that she sees me within a few days

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2017

previously gave my evaluation of Dr. Villa Forte. I bet she can walk on water.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2017

the only thing i notice is that this provider is very busy and sometimes she says she will call, but is unable to do so.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2017

Always makes sure i understand course of treatment

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2017

Excellent doctor, I am so happy I made the 400 mile trip to see her.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2017

Dr. Villa Forte gives me 100 percent of herself every visit.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2017

I love Dr. Villa Forte!! She takes her time with me and is very thorough when examining me and my joints. She's makes the hour and a half drive worth it!!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2017

We are going to try adjusting my medicine again. I am very confident Dr Villa-Forte will monitor this situation with great care

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2017

Very thorough, great job!!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2017

Many questions asked by provider regarding how I was feeling and how I was responding to treatment. Medication and follow-up directions were clear and concise.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2017

sensitive care and treatment for a recurrent condition

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2017

Dr. Villa Forte is excellent. She is why we drive from Pittsburgh to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2017

I was very impressed with my visit. The doctor was exceptional as was all the other employees that I encountered. Everything was well run. I would recommend the Cleveland Clinic to everyone.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2017

Dr Villa Forte is AWESOME. She's known as one of the best in the world at treating Vasculitis. She's also a really great person!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2017

Dr. Villa Forte is always attentive to all of my questions and ensures that she provides well-explained answers. She is always willing to discuss my various options and consequences of each.

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.

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