Jose Pizarro Otero, MD, Neurology, San Juan, PR, Veterans Affairs Caribbean Healthcare System

JosePPizarro OteroMDMSCS

Neurology San Juan, PR

Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis, Sleep Medicine

Neurology and Sleep Medicine

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  • Dr. Jose Pizarro Otero is a neurologist and sleep medicine specialist in San Juan, PR and is affiliated with the VA Caribbean Healthcare System in San Juan, PR. He received his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and New York Medical College. He has been in practice 15 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish. He specializes in neuroimmunology/multiple sclerosis and sleep medicine and is experienced in general neurology, stroke, sleep medicine, electromyography, and seizures and epilepsy.

Education & Training

  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
    University of South Florida Morsani College of MedicineFellowship, Sleep Medicine, 2011 - 2012
  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
    University of South Florida Morsani College of MedicineResidency, Neurology, 2008 - 2011
  • University Central Del Caribe School of MedicineResidency, Internal Medicine, 2005 - 2008
  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
    Universidad Autonoma de GuadalajaraClass of 2002

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2018 - 2021
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2010 - 2021
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2008 - 2021
  • PR State Medical License
    PR State Medical License 2006 - 2021
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Sleep Medicine
  • Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis CentersMultiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • President Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society, 2016-2018
  • Chief Resident/Neurology Residency Program University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, 2011
  • The Neurology Residents Scholar Program (NRSP) 2010

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • The Significance of REM Sleep on Routine EEG  
    Shreyas Gangadhara , M.D., Jose Pizarro-Otero , M.D., Ali Bozorg , M.D. & Selim Benbadis , M.D., The Neurodiagnostic Journal, 3/7/2016

Books/Book Chapters


  • Isolated Cortical Vein Thrombosis Presenting as a Large Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Case Report and Review of Literature
    Jose Pizarro-Otero, Ira Stephens, Reza Behrouz, Florida Society of Neurology, Orlando, FL, 2011
  • Sleep Onset REM Periods (SOREMP) During Routine EEG
    Jose Pizarro-Otero, Ali Bozorg, Selim Bembadis, SLEEP, 2010
  • The Differential Diagnosis of Facial Movements: Seizures or Not?
    Jose Pizarro-Otero, Ali Bozorg, Selim Benbadis, American Epilepsy Society, Boston, MA, 12/2009
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations