Alcy Torres, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Alcy Torres


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.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine


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


  • Published on 9/19/2017

    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. PMID: 28926003.

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  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Steiner N, Torres A, Reddy A, Augustyn M. Congenital Hypotonia in Toddlerhood. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Sep; 38(7):556-557. PMID: 28816914.

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  • Published on 5/4/2017

    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. PMID: 28471243.

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  • Published on 9/8/2016

    Caffarelli M, Kimia AA, Torres AR. Acute Ataxia in Children: A Review of the Differential Diagnosis and Evaluation in the Emergency Department. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Dec; 65:14-30. PMID: 27789117.

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  • Published on 9/1/2016

    Smedemark-Margulies N, Brownstein CA, Vargas S, Tembulkar SK, Towne MC, Shi J, Gonzalez-Cuevas E, Liu KX, Bilguvar K, Kleiman RJ, Han MJ, Torres A, Berry GT, Yu TW, Beggs AH, Agrawal PB, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. A novel de novo mutation in ATP1A3 and childhood-onset schizophrenia. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2016 Sep; 2(5):a001008. PMID: 27626066.

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  • Published on 1/20/2016

    Vasquez PC, Torres AR, Silvera VM, Scott RM. Hemifacial Spasm in a Child Treated With Microvascular Decompression of the Facial Nerve. Pediatr Neurol. 2016 Apr; 57:84-7. PMID: 26880528.

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  • Published on 12/28/2015

    Hartman AL, Devore CD, Doerrer SC. Rescue Medicine for Epilepsy in Education Settings. Pediatrics. 2016 Jan; 137(1). PMID: 26712862.

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  • Published on 6/1/2015

    Kimia AA, Bachur RG, Torres A, Harper MB. Febrile seizures: emergency medicine perspective. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015 Jun; 27(3):292-7. PMID: 25944308.

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  • Published on 5/26/2015

    Torres A, Newton SA, Crompton B, Borzutzky A, Neufeld EJ, Notarangelo L, Berry GT. CSF 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate Serial Monitoring to Guide Treatment of Congenital Folate Malabsorption Due to Proton-Coupled Folate Transporter (PCFT) Deficiency. JIMD Rep. 2015; 24:91-6. PMID: 26006721.

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  • Published on 6/13/2014

    Olson H, Shen Y, Avallone J, Sheidley BR, Pinsky R, Bergin AM, Berry GT, Duffy FH, Eksioglu Y, Harris DJ, Hisama FM, Ho E, Irons M, Jacobsen CM, James P, Kothare S, Khwaja O, Lipton J, Loddenkemper T, Markowitz J, Maski K, Megerian JT, Neilan E, Raffalli PC, Robbins M, Roberts A, Roe E, Rollins C, Sahin M, Sarco D, Schonwald A, Smith SE, Soul J, Stoler JM, Takeoka M, Tan WH, Torres AR, Tsai P, Urion DK, Weissman L, Wolff R, Wu BL, Miller DT, Poduri A. Copy number variation plays an important role in clinical epilepsy. Ann Neurol. 2014 Jun; 75(6):943-58. PMID: 24811917.

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