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Alexandra Villa-Forte, MD, MPH

216.444.5632

Alexandra Villa-Forte, MD, MPH
Department: Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A50
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5632
DeskDesk:216.445.9437
WorkFax:216.445.7569
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

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 & Fellowships

Other - Cleveland Clinic
Vasculitis care and research
Cleveland, OH USA
2004
Graduate - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Masters in Public Health
Rootstown, 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
Brazil
1993

Specialty Interests

Vasculitis, general rheumatology

Additional Training

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

Memberships

  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Rheumatology

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/7/2014, 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 the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese