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Neurological and Spine Institute
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Carolina G. Valdes, MD

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Telephone: 
(954) 414-9750
Fax: 
(954) 414-9751
Languages: 
English
Spanish
Specialty/Specialties: 
Neurology
Holy Cross Medical Group: 
Yes

Focus Areas
Epilepsy, seizures, neurology, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, gait and balance disorders, migraines, headache disorders, nerve compression syndromes including carpal tunnel, neuropathy and numbness, back / neck pain, sleep disorders, tremors, vertigo and dizziness

Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology

Residency / Fellowship
Fellowship, Neurophysiology - University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, FL (2012-2013)
Residency, Neurology - University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, FL (2008-2012)

Higher Education
Ponce School of Medicine, MD - Ponce, Puerto Rico (2008)

Professional Association
American Academy of Neurology

Awards
Clinical Distinction Award, Ponce School of Medicine (2008)
Post Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award, NIA (2002-2003)
Outstanding Scientific Presentation Award as an Oral Presenter, Florida Academy of Sciences Meeting (2002)
Summer Research Grant, NIA (2001)
Honorable Mention as an Oral Presenter - Florida Academy of Sciences Meeting (2001)
Minority International Research Training Award (1999)

Research
Douglas M. Wallace MD - Veteran's Hospital, Sleep Division - Miami, FL (2010-2013). Created a database and analyzed the effects of hyperinsomnia in patients with both epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea.

Samer Najjar, MD - National Institute of Aging, Human Cardiovascular Sciences Unit - Baltimore, MD (2002-2003). Research Assistant - Analyzed the effects of largininie on vascular stiffness and cardiovascular performance in patients with congestive heart failure. Explored the independent association between albumin excretion and pulse pressure.

Allen Sanborn, PhD - Barry University, School of Natural and Health Sciences - Miami Shores, FL (1999-2002). Research Assistant - Analyzed the wing morphology and minimum flight temperature in cicadas.

Samer Najjar, MD - Mational Institute of Aging, Human Cardiovascular Sciences Unit - Baltimore, MD (2001). Summer Research Fellow - Compared bolus versus continuous infusion of furosemide in patients with decompensated heart failure.

Paul Reese, PhD, University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica (1999). Summer Research Fellow - Isolated the compound stemodin from the plant stemodia maritimia and explored its fungal metabolism.

Publications, Posters and Oral Presentations
Wallace DW.  Valdes C, et al: Hypersomnia in Patients with Epilepsy and Comorbid Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome. American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS). February 2013. Miami, FL. (Poster Presentation)

Valdes C, et al; Multiple Telescoping Self Expanding Stents Effectively Recanalizing Acute Cervical Internal Carotid Artery Dissection. 63rd Annual American Academy of Neurology Meeting.  April 2011. Hawaii.  (Poster Presentation)

Valdes C. Dural AV Fistulas: A ClinicalPathological Conference. Grand Rounds Presentation. Department of Neurology. Jackson Memorial Hospital. April 2010.  Miami FL. (Oral Presentation)

Farasat SM, Valdes C et al; Is Longitudinal Pulse Pressure a Better Predictor of 24 hour Urinary Excretion than other indices of Blood Pressure. Hypertension 2010; 55(2); 415-22 (Publication)

Valdes C. Pilot study comparing Bolus versus continuous infusion of Furosemide in patients with a decompensated heart failure. NIA/NIDA Intramural Research Poster Day. August 2001. Baltimore Maryland. (Poster Presentation)             

Location

4725 North Federal Highway, Suite 504
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

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