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    Erik Ortega, MD

    Neuromuscular Diseases (602) 406-6262

    Erik Ortega, MD, is a neurologist in the Gregory W. Fulton ALS and Neuromuscular Disease Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. He is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a subspecialty certification in neuromuscular medicine.

    Dr. Ortega’s expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), neuropathies, myopathies, and other neuromuscular diseases. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the American Clinical Neurophysiological Society, the Peripheral Nerve Society, and the World Muscle Society.

    Dr. Ortega received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his neurology residency at Barrow Neurological Institute and a neuromuscular fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University.

    For more information or to request and appointment with Dr. Ortega, please call (602) 406-6262.

    Fax: (602) 406-6261

    Education & Training
    • Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University, Neuromuscular Diseases, 2007-2009
    • Residency, Barrow Neurological Institute, Neurology, 2004, 2007
    • Internship, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2003-2004
    • MD, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, 2003
    • BS, University of California—San Diego, Molecular Biology, 1997
    Professional Memberships
    • American Academy of Neurology
    • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
    • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
    • Peripheral Nerve Society
    • World Muscle Society
    Honors and Awards
    1. Anschel DJ, Ortega E, Fisher RS. Diazepam prophylaxis for bicuculline-induced seizures: a rat dose-response model. Neurosci Lett. 2004;356(1):66-68.
    2. Anschel DJ, Ortega EL, Kraus AC, Fisher RS. Focally injected adenosine prevents seizures in the rat. Exp Neurol. 2004;190(2):544-547.

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.