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Diego Torres-Russotto, MD, Neurology, Miami, FL, Baptist Hospital of Miami


Neurology Miami, FL

Movement Disorder

Chair of Neurology | Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute

Overview of Dr. Torres-Russotto

Diego Torres-Russotto, M.D., is the chair of the Neurology division at Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute and is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.

Dr. Torres-Russotto specializes in neurology and movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremors, spasticity, gait disturbance, tics and other neurological illnesses. He also performs botulinum toxin (botox) injections, deep brain stimulation and DUOPA pump administration.

Prior to joining Miami Neuroscience Institute in 2023, Dr. Torres-Russotto served as professor and vice-chair for education and chief of movement disorders at the Department of Neurological Sciences at University of Nebraska Medical Center.

He has published more than 50 scientific papers and established one of the largest international studies of orthostatic tremor. He is a member of multiple national and international research consortia: the Huntington Study Group, the Parkinson Study Group, the Tremor Research Group and Tremor Study Group. His research interests include tremor, orthostatic tremor, evidence-based physical examination, chemodenervation, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and provider burnout, wellness and resilience.

He has received numerous recognitions as an educator, such as the Distinguished Mentor Award and a campus-wide Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Education & Training

  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine2007 - 2009
  • Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium
    Washington University/B-JH/SLCH ConsortiumChief Residency, Neurology, 2006 - 2007
  • Washington University/B-JH/SLCH Consortium
    Washington University/B-JH/SLCH ConsortiumResidency, Neurology, 2003 - 2007
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and ScienceInternship, Transitional Year, 2002 - 2003
  • Central University of Venezuela
    Central University of VenezuelaClass of 1999

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2022 - 2025
  • NE State Medical License
    NE State Medical License 2008 - 2024
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Visionary Leadership in Education Award Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2023
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2020
  • A. B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award A. B. Baker Teacher Recognition Award, 2020
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Professional Memberships

  • Member
  • Member
  • Fellow
  • Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
  • Movement Disorder Society
  • America Academy of Neurology, Neurology Clerkship Directors Association
  • Association of University Professors of Neurology
  • Huntington Study Group
  • American Academy of Neurology A.B. Baker Neurology Education Section
  • International Neurotoxin Association
  • Parkinson Study Group
  • Tremor Research Group
  • International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders
  • National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)

Other Languages

  • Spanish, Italian

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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