Department Epilepsy Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Department of Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Early Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery in Adolescents
  • Epilepsy Surgery In Children
  • General Neurosurgery
  • Hemispherectomy
  • Hemispherotomy
  • Invasive EEG Monitoring
  • Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Pediatric Oncology Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Oncology Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy
  • Surgical Treatment of Post-traumatic Epilepsy
  • Surgical Treatment of Rasmussen Encephalitis
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Brain Cancer (Brain Tumor)
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy in Children
  • Hydrocephalus
View all 6 Specialties +


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About Jorge Alvaro Gonzalez-Martinez, MD, PhD

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in our country, affecting approximately 2.5 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds. This medical disorder is thought to be caused by abnormal nerve connections, genetic causes, other medical conditions, trauma, poisoning or abnormal nerve signaling chemicals called neurotransmitters. Seizures from epilepsy can be alarming, but can be treated successfully in many cases and Dr Jorge-Alvarez Gonzalez-Martinez shares his treatment options.

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Functional and Epilepsy Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Universidade de Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo,

Fellowship - Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center
Steroitaxis, Neuro-oncology
Detroit, MI USA

Residency - University of Sao Paulo Hospitals and Clinics
Sao Paulo,

Medical Education - University of Sao Paulo Faculty of Medicine
Sao Paulo,


  • Neurological Surgery

Specialty Interests

epilepsy surgery, general neurosurgery, pediatric oncology neurosurgery, spine surgery, animal models: basic mechanisms of epilepsy, array signal processing, brain malformations causing epilepsy, brain tumors, Epilepsy, epilepsy and epilepsy surgery in children and adolescents, Epilepsy surgery and medical treatment of epilepsy in children, mechanism of epileptogenesis, pediatric epilepsy and epilepsy surgery, vagus nerve stimulation

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 5/15/2019, Dr. Gonzalez-Martinez has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Gonzalez-Martinez receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Zimmer, Inc.

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

54 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

5 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Gonzalez-Martinez is an extremely caring doctor who I know is looking out for me even after my surgery.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Had to wait 1 hour and twenty minutes to see the Dr. for approximately 1 1/2 minutes!!!!! Luckily my CAT scan showed all was good, which Dr. Gonzalez was very glad to see. The very lengthy wait was somewhat annoying.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr Gonzalez-Martinez is an asset to your hospital! he's kind, caring, humble and brilliant!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr Gonzalez was great - he answered all of my questions. He was not pushy about the surgery but let me know what to expect. He was very supportive in allowing me to make my own decisions about my future.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

*Dr. Gonzalez, was incredibly detailed and respectful of my scientific training when describing the SEEG results. He also gave me thoughtful personal advice about the next treatment steps.

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