Alcy R. Torres, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
Child Neurology

MD, Universidad Central del Ecuador

Pronouns: he/him/his

Alcy R. Torres, MD, FAAP., received his MD degree at Universidad Central del Ecuador in 1990, pediatric residency at Carlos Andrade Marin Hospital, Quito-Ecuador, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Neurology at the Longwood Neurology Program, Harvard Medical School (MGH, Brigham’s and Women Hospital, Deaconess Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital and Veterans Hospital including the Coumadin Clinic at Brockton Hospital and Spinal Cord Unit and Outpatient Clinic at the West Roxbury Hospital). He then completed the Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School where he remained on staff for 13 years before becoming the Director of the Pediatric Brain Injury Program at Boston Medical Center.

He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and a clinical pediatric neurologist at Boston Medical Center. He has been recognized many times by Boston Magazine as Top Child Neurologist in the area. He is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed publications that focus on the diagnosis and treatments of several pediatric and neurological conditions in particular pediatric concussion. Dr. Torres has conducted research for many years, and serves also as Director of the International Program and Bilingual Programs.

He is very involved in national organizations including the Child Neurology Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Brain Injury Association as well some international organizations like the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA) and the Iberoamerican Academy of Pediatric Neurology. A committed mentor, he has won several awards for teaching and mentoring of early career clinicians and investigators.

He has founded and volunteered for the Ecuadorian Association of New England since 2005, serving on a variety of local, national and international committees. He is a Board Member of the Wellesley United Soccer Club, the Wellesley Club, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Global Health, Neurology Section, ICATCH program, and the Child Neurology Society, Awards Committee. Dr. Torres is a member of the Editorial Board of the most prestigious journals of his specialty: The Journal of Pediatric Neurology, Child Neurology and many others.

Torres, A, Whitney, J, Gonzalez-Heydrich, J. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in pediatric patients with epilepsy: Review of pharmacological treatment. Epilepsy Behav 2008; 12(2):217-33. PMID: 18065271.

Most scientific value according to impact, originality and innovation.

Torres, A, Shaikh, Z, Chavez, W, Maldonado, J, Brain MRI in Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms in both Sports and non-Sports related Concussion, Cureus, 11(1): e3937. doi:10.7759/cureus.3937

Alosco, ML, Kasimis, AB, Stamm, JM, Chua, AS, Baugh, CM, Daneshvar, DH, Robbins, CA, Mariani,M, Hayden J, Conneely, S, Au, R, Torres, A, McClean, MD, McKee, AC, Cantu, RC, Mez, J, Nowinski ,CJ, Martin, BM, Chaisson, CE, Tripodis, Y, Stern, RA, Age of first exposure to American football and long-term neuropsychiatric and cognitive outcomes. Transl Psychiatry. 2017 Sep 19; 7(9):e1236. doi: 10.1038/tp.2017.197

Torres, A., Brownstein, C, Tembulkar, S, Graber, K, Genetti, C, Kleiman, R, Sweadner, K, Liu, K, Mavrosd, C, Smedemark-Margulies, N, Agrwal, P, Shi, J, Beggs, A, D’Angelo, E, Hope, S, Carroll, D, Berry, G, Gonzalez-Heindrich, ATP1A3 de novo and compound heterozygous NLRP3 mutations in a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, fatigue/sleep-wake cycle/behavioral disorder, Muckle-Wells syndrome and psychotic-like symptoms responsive to antipsychotic treatment, Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports, 2017, YMGMR-00278;No. of pages:6;4C

Torres A, Andrade EO, Cristoph CL, Weinberger M. Congenital absence of the superior mesenteric artery. J Pediatr Surg 1999; 34(12):1858-1860.

Some current projects:

Traumatic Brain Injury: Referrals in a Pediatric Concussion Program in a safety net Hospital
The influence of premorbid conditions in the validity of the SCAT5,
Telemedicine to monitor improvement in patients with Pediatric Concussion

He has lectured in uncountable occasions locally, nationally and internationally and has become an authority in Pediatric Brain Injury.

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine

Assistant Dean
Boston University School of Medicine
Diversity & Inclusion

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  1. Torres AR. [Care for patients with traumatic brain injury]. Medicina (B Aires). 2022 02 02; 82 Suppl 1:17-22. PMID: 35171802
  2. Rana M, Cuttin K, Berry GT, Torres A. Paroxysmal hyperthermia, dysautonomia and rhabdomyolysis in a patient with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome. JIMD Rep. 2021 Nov; 62(1):30-34. PMID: 34765395; PMCID: PMC8574172; DOI: 10.1002/jmd2.12249;
  3. Howland J, Campbell J, Thomas R, Smyth S, Chaneco A, Torres A, Olshaker J. An Evaluation of Post-Concussion Return to School Guidelines: A Survey of Massachusetts School Nurses. J Sch Nurs. 2021 Jul 21; 10598405211032210.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34287070
  4. Lugo GJ, Beletanga M, Goldstein L, Rana M, Jonas R, Torres AR. Assessment and Treatment of Concussion in the Pediatric Population. Semin Neurol. 2021 04; 41(2):132-146.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33657625
  5. Hon KLE, Leung AK, Au CC, Torres AR. Autoimmune Encephalitis in Children: From Suspicion to Diagnosis. Cureus. 2021 Feb 12; 13(2):e13307. PMID: 33732562; PMCID: PMC7955954; DOI: 10.7759/cureus.13307;
  6. Howland J, Hackman H, Torres A, Campbell J, Olshaker J. It is time to rewrite state youth sports concussion laws. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2021; 7(1):e000959.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33456786; PMCID: PMC7789433; DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2020-000959;
  7. Torres AR, Camayd-Muñoz C, Alvarado MC, Perez B, Pou J, Hereen T, Jonas R, Douglass LM. A Novel Parent Questionnaire for the Detection of Seizures in Children of Spanish-Speaking Families. J Child Neurol. 2021 05; 36(6):461-467.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33336600
  8. D'Gama AM, England E, Madden JA, Shi J, Chao KR, Wojcik MH, Torres AR, Tan WH, Berry GT, Prabhu SP, Agrawal PB. Exome sequencing identifies novel missense and deletion variants in RTN4IP1 associated with optic atrophy, global developmental delay, epilepsy, ataxia, and choreoathetosis. Am J Med Genet A. 2021 01; 185(1):203-207. PMID: 33037779; PMCID: PMC8388561; DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61910;
  9. Torres AR, Salvador C, Mora MD, Chavez W, Romero J. Pineal Dysgerminoma: A Misleading Clinical Course With Potential Life-Threatening Consequences. Cureus. 2020 Jul 23; 12(7):e9365. PMID: 32850234; PMCID: PMC7444959; DOI: 10.7759/cureus.9365;
  10. Campbell J, Howland J, Hess C, Nelson K, Stern RA, Torres A, Olshaker J. Disparities in baseline neurocognitive testing for student concussion management in Massachusetts high schools. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2020; 6(1):e000752.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32537243; PMCID: PMC7264696; DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2020-000752;
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2020 Castle and Connolly, Boston Magazine: Top Child Neurology/Boston Magazine
2019 Castle and Connolly, Boston Magazine: Top Child Neurology/Boston Magazine
2018 Castle and Connolly, Boston Magazine: Top Doctors in Child Neurology
2017 Castle and Connolly, Boston Magazine: Top Doctors in Child Neurology
2016 Castle and Connolly, Boston Magazine : Top Doctors in Child Neurology
2016 Periodico el Planeta”, Boston, MA: Latino Award, Most influential people in New England
2015 Child Neurology Society: Talent, Character and Wisdom Awards Committee
2015 Best Doctors: Best Child Neurologist
2015 Castle and Connolly, Boston Magazine : Top Doctors in Child Neurology
2014 Periodico el Planeta”, Boston, MA : Latino Award, Most influential people in New England
2014 Top pediatricians: America's Top Pediatricians
2012 Best Doctors: Best Pediatric Neurologist
2011 Best Doctors : Best Pediatric Neurologist
2011 Super Doctors: Super Doctors
2011 Periodico el Planeta”, Boston, MA: Power-meter 100 Most influential members of the Latino Community Award
2010 Best Doctors: Best Pediatric Neurologist
2009 Best Doctors: Best Pediatric Neurologist
2008 Best Doctors: Best Pediatric Neurologist
2007 Boston Magazine: Best Pediatric Neurologist
2007 Best Doctors: Best Pediatric Neurologist
2006 Boston Magazine : Best Pediatric Neurologist
2006 Best Doctors: Best Pediatric Neurologist
2005 Best Doctors: Best Pediatric Neurologist
2001 Harvard Medical School: “Outstanding performance” as a Laboratory Instructor in the Human Nervous System
1999 Harvard Medical School: Meyer Award, Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
1998 Harvard Medical School: Von Meyer Award, Children’s Hospital
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Traumatic Brain Injury Pediatric Concussion Program Pediatric Neurology Global Health

I am the Director of the Pediatric Brain Injury Program at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, Director of the International Program and Bilingual Programs at Boston Medical Center.

I am the PI/CI of several Pediatric Research Studies which main focus is Traumatic Brain Injury and Global Health and I am the Assistant Den of Diversity and Inclusion. I facilitate promote all students including underrepresented-minorities. I have also served as a facilitator for Global Health opportunities for the American Academy of Pediatrics in campus and around the world.

My research expertise is in the Treatment of children with Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury.

I have successfully mentored more than 30 trainees national and international on research projects and clinical careers.

I have received several clinical and teaching Awards including the 2003 Harvard Medical School Medical School Dean's letter to the best instructor of the Laboratory of Behavior and Neurology course.

I have a fundamental commitment to faculty development and mentoring majority and underrepresented minorities, early and mid-career investigators in academic medicine. In mentoring I view my role as facilitating individuals’ personal and professional growth/advancement in a manner that is aligned with their values and goals of BMC and Boston University School of Medicine.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Advisor
  • Career Mentor
  • Diversity Mentor
  • Education Mentor
  • Project Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')

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