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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.5632
Desk:
216.445.9437
Fax:
216.445.7569
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
  • 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 +
Insurance

Insurance

Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans
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 - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Masters in Public Health
Rootstown, OH USA
2004

Medical School - 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 School - Rio de Janeiro State University

1993

Additional Training

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

Specialty Interests

Vasculitis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 5/24/2018, 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

230 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

New doctor, lovely and respectful to me. I had never had a specialist before. She was more that I had every hoped to find., Looking forward to this new relationship and hospital. Thank you.

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

I had to wait a little longer than expected, but it was understandable, and I didn't mind the delay at all. Dr. Villa Forte was very thorough, so I was glad to know ALL patients were receiving the same thorough care as I did.

Reviewed on May 22, 2018

the doctor was running late that day due to emergencies. usually the wait time is very good

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

Dr Villa Forte is knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I really feel she understands my illness and living with it.

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

My primary care doctor referred me to the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Villa Forte was very friendly, through and listened to my health concerns, it was a productive visit and a pleasant experience.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

Dr. Forte is terrific. She is a Blessing...

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Villa Forte took as much time as I wanted to make sure my questions were all asked and my concerns addressed. She explained options and was willing to meet me half way, letting me feel like I had a true voice in the decisions, but pushing me in the right direction.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2018

Dr. Villa Forte is an excellent doctor and is very knowledgeable in the nature of my disease and treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2018

Dr. Villa-Forte is a doctor of exceptional expertise. She exhibits compassion, strength and grace. Not only am I grateful for her care and knowledge, she has a way of inspiring me with her positive nature.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

Dr. Villa Forte and her staff is excellent! When I have any questions Dr. Villa Forte always available to answer and help if needed. Her staff try's to schedule appointments around the days I can get there. I am very pleased with Dr. Villa Forte and her staff!!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

Dr. Villa Forte always explains what needs to be done next and what medication would be best in this situation. I never leave the office without knowing the next step. Great Job!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2018

Dr. Villa-Forte literally changed my life...Numerous doctors in my area tried to determine what was wrong with me for nearly 2 years. This included numerous knee aspirations and even a surgery - and still no diagnosis. When we called Cleveland and met her at the appointment, she was able to determine a diagnois and formulate a plan to improve my quality of life. I have RA. It's well managed and my quality of life is so much better...for me as well as my entire family. Dr. Villa-Forte's team is awesome too...especially Patty!!!! She is so helpful and personable - every single time! CC runs an impressive operation and we're so pleased with all CC has done for us!!!

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2018

dr. Villa-Forte is the best rheumatologist in the country! she knows me and knows my condition perfectly! very knowledgeable and respectful and super kind! i love working with her and look forward to more times being in her care

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2018

Dr. Villa Forte is a wonderful physician, she is thoughtful, dedicated and extremely generous with time. An extraordinary physician.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2018

I have always found the care planning collaborative. Dr. Villa Forte ensures that she provides the necessary education and does not rush your decision making, empowering the patient to be an active participant in the decision process.

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 terrific...trust 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!!

Related Videos Featuring Alexandra Villa-Forte, MD, MPH

Related Videos Featuring Alexandra Villa-Forte, MD, MPH

; ; ;