Alcy Torres, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Alcy Torres
617.414.4569

Biography

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

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 11/9/2018

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/5/2018

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/15/2018

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/9/2018

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2018

    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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2018

    Andrade E, Shaikh Z, Chavez W, Torres A. [Treatment of neonatal seizures]. Medicina (B Aires). 2018; 78 Suppl 2:30-35. PMID: 30199362.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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.

    Read at: PubMed
  • 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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