Dr. Alberto Espay MD Neurologist

Dr. Alberto Espay is a neurologist in Cincinnati, Ohio and is affiliated with University Hospital. He received his medical degree from Central University of Venezuela and has been in practice for 20 years. Dr. Espay accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 12 doctors at University Hospital who specialize in Neurology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Farsi and Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neurologist: Movement Disorder

Clinical Interests: Parkinson Disease, Dystonia, Tremor, Essential Tremor, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Myoclonus

Hospital Affiliation

University Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency, Neurology, 1998 - 2001

St Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center
Internship, Transitional Year, 1997 - 1998

Central University of Venezuela
Class of 1994


Other Training, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research, 2003 - 2005


Other Training, 1987

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Top Doctor, Cincinnati Magazine
2014

Fellow, American Academy of Neurology (FAAN)
2013

Fellow, American Neurological Association (FANA)
2013

“Highly Commended” Neurology book, Medical Book Awards, for Common Movement Disorders Pitfalls: Case-Based Learning (Cambridge University Press, 2012), BMA
2013

Best Abstract Award, (for Placebo effect in PD), Parkinson Study Group (PSG) Symposium
2012

Patients’ Choice Award
2011

Compassionate Doctor Award, PatientsChoice.org
2011

Career Development Award, Dystonia Coalition
2010

Tri-State’s Forty Under 40, Cincinnati Business Courier
2010

Best Doctors in America
2009

Best Doctors in America
2010

Best Doctors in America
2011

Best Doctors in America
2012

Best Doctors in America
2013

Best Doctors in America
2014

Physician Recognition Award with Commendation in Continuing Medical Education, American Medical Association
2008

Honorary Member (Folio 039), Mexican Academy of Neurology
2008

Dean’s Scholar in Clinical Research Award, Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, University of Cincinnati
2006

Dean’s Scholar in Clinical Research Award, Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, University of Cincinnati
2007

Dean’s Scholar in Clinical Research Award, Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training, University of Cincinnati
2008

Best Oral Presentation, Clinical Studies Resource Centre Clinical Research Half-Day, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto
2005

Alexander Treloar Ross Award Honorable Mention. Most outstanding paper presented by a Neurology Resident during the year 2000-2001.
2001

Publications & Presentations

Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Study of Continuous Intrajejunal Infusion of Levodopa-Carbidopa Intestinal Gel in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease
Olanow CW, Kieburtz K, Odin P, Espay AJ, Standaert DG, Fernandez HH, Vanagunas A, Ohtman AA, Widnell KL, Robieson WZ, Pritchett Y, Chatamra K, Benesh J, Lenz RA, Antonini A for the LCIG Horizon Study Group 2013 12 19

Myoclonus Continuum (Minneap Minn)
Espay AJ, Chen R 2013 10 1

Psychogenic Movement Disorders Continuum (Minneap Minn)
Morgante F, Edwards MJ, Espay AJ 2013 10 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS Value Network
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth HMO Value Network
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • AmeriHealth PPO Value Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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