Carolina G. Valdes, MD

Carolina G. Valdes, MD
(954) 414-9751
Holy Cross Medical Group: 

Office Hours
Monday - Friday | 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Patient Hours
Monday - Friday | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Dr. Valdes "Ask the Doc" Episode on NBC

Focus Areas

Epilepsy, seizures, neurology, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, gait and balance disorders, migraines, headache disorders, nerve compression syndromes including carpal tunnel, neuropathy and numbness, back / neck pain, sleep disorders, tremors, vertigo and dizziness

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology

Residency / Fellowship
Fellowship, Neurophysiology - University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, FL (2012-2013)
Residency, Neurology - University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, FL (2008-2012)

Higher Education
Ponce School of Medicine, MD - Ponce, Puerto Rico (2008)

Professional Association
American Academy of Neurology

Clinical Distinction Award, Ponce School of Medicine (2008)
Post Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award, NIA (2002-2003)
Outstanding Scientific Presentation Award as an Oral Presenter, Florida Academy of Sciences Meeting (2002)
Summer Research Grant, NIA (2001)
Honorable Mention as an Oral Presenter - Florida Academy of Sciences Meeting (2001)
Minority International Research Training Award (1999)

Douglas M. Wallace MD - Veteran's Hospital, Sleep Division - Miami, FL (2010-2013). Created a database and analyzed the effects of hyperinsomnia in patients with both epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnea.

Samer Najjar, MD - National Institute of Aging, Human Cardiovascular Sciences Unit - Baltimore, MD (2002-2003). Research Assistant - Analyzed the effects of largininie on vascular stiffness and cardiovascular performance in patients with congestive heart failure. Explored the independent association between albumin excretion and pulse pressure.

Allen Sanborn, PhD - Barry University, School of Natural and Health Sciences - Miami Shores, FL (1999-2002). Research Assistant - Analyzed the wing morphology and minimum flight temperature in cicadas.

Samer Najjar, MD - Mational Institute of Aging, Human Cardiovascular Sciences Unit - Baltimore, MD (2001). Summer Research Fellow - Compared bolus versus continuous infusion of furosemide in patients with decompensated heart failure.

Paul Reese, PhD, University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica (1999). Summer Research Fellow - Isolated the compound stemodin from the plant stemodia maritimia and explored its fungal metabolism.

Publications, Posters and Oral Presentations
Wallace DW.  Valdes C, et al: Hypersomnia in Patients with Epilepsy and Comorbid Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome. American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS). February 2013. Miami, FL. (Poster Presentation)

Valdes C, et al; Multiple Telescoping Self Expanding Stents Effectively Recanalizing Acute Cervical Internal Carotid Artery Dissection. 63rd Annual American Academy of Neurology Meeting.  April 2011. Hawaii.  (Poster Presentation)

Valdes C. Dural AV Fistulas: A ClinicalPathological Conference. Grand Rounds Presentation. Department of Neurology. Jackson Memorial Hospital. April 2010.  Miami FL. (Oral Presentation)

Farasat SM, Valdes C et al; Is Longitudinal Pulse Pressure a Better Predictor of 24 hour Urinary Excretion than other indices of Blood Pressure. Hypertension 2010; 55(2); 415-22 (Publication)

Valdes C. Pilot study comparing Bolus versus continuous infusion of Furosemide in patients with a decompensated heart failure. NIA/NIDA Intramural Research Poster Day. August 2001. Baltimore Maryland. (Poster Presentation)             


4725 North Federal Highway Neuroscience Institute
33308 Fort Lauderdale , FL

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