Alcy R. Torres, MD, FAAP

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Alcy Torres


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.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, Boston University School of Medicine


  • Universidad Central del Ecuador, MD
  • Colegio Intisana, BS


  • Published on 3/3/2021

    Lugo GJ, Beletanga M, Goldstein L, Rana M, Jonas R, Torres AR. Assessment and Treatment of Concussion in the Pediatric Population. Semin Neurol. 2021 Apr; 41(2):132-146. PMID: 33657625.

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  • Published on 2/12/2021

    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.

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  • Published on 1/6/2021

    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. PMID: 33456786.

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  • Published on 12/18/2020

    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 May; 36(6):461-467. PMID: 33336600.

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  • Published on 10/9/2020

    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.

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  • Published on 7/23/2020

    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.

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  • Published on 5/28/2020

    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. PMID: 32537243.

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  • Published on 4/20/2020

    Howland J, Campbell J, Brown L, Torres A, Olshaker J, Pearson R, Hess C. Perceptions of implementation of Massachusetts sports concussion regulations: results of a survey of athletic directors. Inj Epidemiol. 2020 Apr 20; 7(1):13. PMID: 32307023.

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  • Published on 4/16/2020

    O'Hara K, Campbell J, Torres A, Olshaker J, Howland J. Evaluation of Implementation of Massachusetts Sports Concussion Regulations: Results of Focus Groups with Athletic Directors. Cureus. 2020 Apr 16; 12(4):e7691. PMID: 32431970.

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  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Au CC, Hon KL, Leung AKC, Torres AR. Childhood Infectious Encephalitis: An Overview of Clinical Features, Investigations, Treatment, and Recent Patents. Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov. 2020; 14(2):156-165. PMID: 33238854.

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