Alberto Espay, MD

Alberto Espay, MD, MSc

Neurology Cincinnati, OH

Associate Professor of Neurology

Office Address

  • 222 Piedmont Avenue
    Ste. 3100
    Cincinnati, OH 45219
    Phone: (513) 475-8730
    Fax: (513) 475-7257

Alberto Espay, MD, MSc

Neurology Cincinnati, OH

Associate Professor of Neurology


  • Dr. Espay is Associate Professor and Endowed Chair of the James J and Joan A Gardner Center for Parkinson’s disease at the University of Cincinnati. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters as well as three books, including Common Movement Disorders Pitfalls (Cambridge University Press, 2012), co-authored with Dr. Anthony Lang, which earned a “Highly Commended” BMA Medical Book Award in 2013. Dr. Espay has received the Dean’s Scholar in Clinical Research Award (2006-09), the Dystonia Coalition Career Development Award (2010-2012), the NIH-funded KL2 Research Scholars Mentored Award (2010-12), and the NIH-funded K23 Career Development Award (2011-16). He currently serves as Chair of the Technology Task Force (2014-2016) and the Membership and Public Relations Committee of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (MDS) (2013- 2015), and Chair of the Movement Disorders Section of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) (2014-2016). He is a former Associate Editor for Movement Disorders and current Associate Editor for Frontiers in Movement Disorders and the Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders. He became honorary member of the Mexican Academy of Neurology in 2008, joined the Best Doctors in America list in 2009, received the Business Courier’s Forty Under 40 award in 2010, and the Patients' Choice and Compassionate Doctor awards in 2011.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Neurology: Movement Disorder
  • Clinical Interests: Parkinson Disease; Dystonia; Tremor; Essential Tremor; Progressive Supranuclear Palsy; Myoclonus

Education & Training

  • University of TorontoUniversity of Toronto
  • Indiana University School of MedicineIndiana University School of Medicine
  • St Vincent Hospital and Health Care CenterSt Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center
  • Central University of VenezuelaCentral University of Venezuela
  • Liceo de Aplicacion

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical LicenseOH State Medical License2005 - 2017
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyNeurology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Top DoctorCincinnati Magazine, 2014
    • FellowAmerican Academy of Neurology (FAAN), 2013
    • FellowAmerican Neurological Association (FANA), 2013

    Clinical Trials

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • 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, Anton..., Lancet Neurol, 12/19/2013
    • Myoclonus Continuum (Minneap Minn)  Espay AJ, Chen R, Movement Disorders, 10/1/2013
    • Psychogenic Movement Disorders Continuum (Minneap Minn)  Morgante F, Edwards MJ, Espay AJ, Movement Disorders, 10/1/2013

    Professional Memberships

    Other Languages

    • Spanish, Italian

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Illinois PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Empire BCBS HMO
    • Empire BCBS PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • GHI PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
    • Healthfirst New York
    • HIP of New York - Select PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • MagnaCare PPO
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • MVP Healthcare PPO
    • Oxford Health Freedom
    • Sagamore Health Plus
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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