About Michelle Marrero Alfonso, MD
Dr. Michelle Marrero was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She graduated with honors from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus, where she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Biology.
Afterwards, she pursued her dream of becoming a physician and received her Medical Degree with Honors from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. During those four years, she focused her studies and research in the areas of Neurology and Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Marrero’s internal motivation to continue exploring the human brain led to her acceptance into the Neurology Residency Program at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital. She completed one year of Internal Medicine, followed by three years of Neurology Residency.
Dr. Marrero is very passionate about brain health and the integrative treatment of the person as a whole, taking into consideration the physical, emotional, nutritional, spiritual and environmental influences that contribute to health and brain wellness.
As a Neurologist, she treats brain disorders such as Epilepsy, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Movement Disorders, Headaches and Cognitive disorders, among others. Dr. Marrero is currently an instructor in Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Department of Neurology. Along with the physician scientists in the Evelyn F McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Miami, she conducts research on memory disorders and the impact of neurological damage and disease upon behavior, memory, and cognition.
Dr. Marrero’s hobbies include spending time with her husband and their baby Franco, traveling, yoga, reading, photography, nutrition and cooking.
* Neurology Residency Program, University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital Department of Neurology Residency Program, 2019
* Internal Medicine, University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2016
* MD, University of Puerto Rico (UPR Medical Campus), 2015
* Memory and Cognitive Disorders Neurology
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