Alberto Martinez-Arizala, MD, FAAN, has over 35 years of clinical experience as a Board Certified Neurologist specializing in Spinal Cord Medicine. Moreover, he served as an assistant professor in the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine while stationed at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center when he served active duty in the U.S. Army.
Dr. Martinez-Arizala has been part of the faculty of the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine since 1989 and currently holds the rank of Professor of Clinical Neurology. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Spine Institute and as a research investigator for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis in the university. Most recently, Dr. Martinez-Arizala served as Chief of the Spinal Cord Injury Service at the Miami VA Medical Center for 13 years where he continues as a VA Spinal Cord Injury staff physician. His research interests include Pathophysiology and Treatment of Secondary Complications in Spinal Cord Injury. Dr. Martinez-Arizala has spent years investigating the basis for the development of the different spasticity and pain profiles in the spinal cord injured population, and studying potential novel treatments for this conditions.
Litigation Support - In addition to his practice, Dr. Martinez-Arizala has served as an expert witness for more than 25 years in Complex Spinal Cord Cases and also has solid experience in conducting Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs), medical record reviews, and developing and reviewing Life Care Plans.