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

MD, Universidad Central del Ecuador

Traumatic Brain Injury: Referrals in a Pediatric Concussion Program in a safety net Hospital, The influence of premorbid conditions in the validity of the SCAT3,
Telemedicine to monitor improvement in patients with Pediatric Concussion.

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, Miami Children's Hospital, Neurology at the Longwood Neurology Program (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 where he remained on staff for 13 years before becoming the Director of the Pediatric Concussion Program at Boston Medical Center.

He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at Boston University and is a clinical pediatric neurologist at Boston Medical Center. He has been recognized by Boston Magazine as Top Child Neurologist in the area. He is 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 as Director of the International Program, Hispanic Services and Pediatric Concussion Program.

In addition to his clinical and research activities, he is very involved in national organizations including the Child Neurology Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Brain Injury as well some international organizations. A committed mentor, he has won several awards for his mentoring of early career investigators.

He has founded and volunteered for the Ecuadorian Association of New England since 2005, serving on a variety of local and national Committees. He is a Board Member of the Wellesley United Soccer Club, American Academy of Pediatrics, SOICH section, Neurology Section, ICATCH program, and the Child Neurology Society, Awards Committee. Dr. Torres is a member of the Editorial board for the Journal of Pediatric Neurology, Child Neurology and many others.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine

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
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  1. Torres AR, Shaikh ZI, Chavez W, Maldonado JE. Brain MRI in Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms in Both Sports- and Non-sports-related Concussion. Cureus. 2019 Jan 22; 11(1):e3937. PMID: 30937235.
  2. Messacar K, Sillau S, Hopkins SE, Otten C, Wilson-Murphy M, Wong B, Santoro JD, Treister A, Bains HK, Torres A, Zabrocki L, Glanternik JR, Hurst AL, Martin JA, Schreiner T, Makhani N, DeBiasi RL, Kruer MC, Tremoulet AH, Van Haren K, Desai J, Benson LA, Gorman MP, Abzug MJ, Tyler KL, Dominguez SR. Safety, tolerability, and efficacy of fluoxetine as an antiviral for acute flaccid myelitis. Neurology. 2018 Nov 09. PMID: 30413631.
  3. Umoren RA, Mohamed MA, Oyerinde KA, Vaucher YE, Behrmann AT, Canarie M, Dudani R, Kurbasic M, Moore MJ, Torres AR, Vides M, Staton D. International Community Access to Child Health Program: 10 Years of Improving Child Health. Pediatrics. 2018 Oct; 142(4). PMID: 30185427.
  4. Torres A, Brownstein CA, Tembulkar SK, Graber K, Genetti C, Kleiman RJ, Sweadner KJ, Mavros C, Liu KX, Smedemark-Margulies N, Maski K, Yang E, Agrawal PB, Shi J, Beggs AH, D'Angelo E, Lincoln SH, Carroll D, Dedeoglu F, Gahl WA, Biggs CM, Swoboda KJ, Berry GT, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. De novo ATP1A3 and compound heterozygous NLRP3 mutations in a child with autism spectrum disorder, episodic fatigue and somnolence, and muckle-wells syndrome. Mol Genet Metab Rep. 2018 Sep; 16:23-29. PMID: 29922587.
  5. Hon KL, Leung AK, Cheung E, Lee B, Tsang MM, Torres AR. An overview of exposure to ethanol-containing substances and ethanol intoxication in children based on three illustrated cases. Drugs Context. 2018; 7:212512. PMID: 29344053; DOI: 10.7573/dic.212512;.
  6. Hon KL, Leung AKC, Torres AR. Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome (FIRES): An Overview of Treatment and Recent Patents. Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov. 2018; 12(2):128-135. PMID: 29745347.
  7. Andrade E, Shaikh Z, Chavez W, Torres A. [Treatment of neonatal seizures]. Medicina (B Aires). 2018; 78 Suppl 2:30-35. PMID: 30199362.
  8. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28926003; DOI: 10.1038/tp.2017.197;.
  9. Steiner N, Torres A, Reddy A, Augustyn M. Congenital Hypotonia in Toddlerhood. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Sep; 38(7):556-557.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28816914.
  10. Alosco ML, Jarnagin J, Tripodis Y, Martin B, Chaisson C, Baugh CM, Torres A, Nowinski CJ, Cantu RC, Stern RA. Utility of providing a concussion definition in the assessment of concussion history in former NFL players. Brain Inj. 2017; 31(8):1116-1123.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28471243; DOI: 10.1080/02699052.2017.1294709;.
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Traumatic Brain Injury Pediatric Concussion Program Pediatric Neurology Global Health

I am the Director of the Pediatric Concussion Program at Boston Medical Center and Boston University, Director of the International Program and Hispanic Services at Boston Medical Center.

I am the PI/CI of several Pediatric Concussion Studies. I facilitate the work with underrepresented-minority longitudinal faculty development programs in particular the Spanish language native speakers. 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 patient with Epilepsy and ADHD, Neurometabolism, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

I have successfully mentored more than 20 trainees and early career faculty members on research projects and several of faculty members from around the country on their careers.

I have received several awards including the 2003 Harvard Medical School Medical School Dean's letter to the best excellent instructor of the Laboratory of Behavior and Neurology course. I have a fundamental commitment to faculty development and mentoring majority and underrepresented minority early and mid 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.

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