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

Fellow, American Academy of Neurology (FAAN)

Fellow, American Neurological Association (FANA)

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

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

Patients’ Choice Award

Compassionate Doctor Award, PatientsChoice.org

Career Development Award, Dystonia Coalition

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

Best Doctors in America

Best Doctors in America

Best Doctors in America

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Best Doctors in America

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

Honorary Member (Folio 039), Mexican Academy of Neurology

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

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

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

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

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

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 Open Access
  • 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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