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Diego Torres-Russotto, M.D., joins Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute as Chair of Neurology

Diego Torres-Russotto, M.D

Diego Torres-Russotto, M.D

Diego Torres-Russotto, M.D., joins Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute, as the inaugural chair of the Neurology division. Dr. Torres-Russotto specializes in neurology and movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremors, spasticity, gait disorders, tics and other neurological illnesses. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.

“We are pleased Dr. Torres-Russotto has joined Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute as our first chair of neurology,” said Michael McDermott, M.D., chief medical executive of Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute. “His extensive experiences as an educator and researcher will greatly benefit our team. His commitment to advancing patient care, combined with his passion for furthering provider wellness, is sure to strengthen our entire community.”

Dr. Torres-Russotto joins Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), where he served as Professor, Chief of Movement Disorders and Vice-chair for Education with the department of Neurological Sciences. He created the UNMC Movement Disorders division and its fellowship program, as well as several multidisciplinary clinics and centers of excellence.

Publishing more than 50 scientific papers, Dr. Torres-Russotto also established one of the largest international studies of orthostatic tremor, assembling a team of over 100 collaborators. He is a member of numerous National and International Research Consortia and was admitted as a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology in 2017. 

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. He also earned the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Torres-Russotto will see patients at 8950 North Kendall Dr., Suite 403W, in Miami.

About Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute

Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute offers comprehensive and compassionate treatment for neurological conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. From non-surgical treatments and minimally invasive procedures to complex brain and spine surgery, the Institute embraces a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Miami Neuroscience Institute is part of Baptist Health, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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