Dr. Alfred Frontera has over 40 years experience in the medical field. Dr. Frontera has spent most of his career running a Private Neurology Group of 10 physicians. He has extensive teaching experience with both residents and medical students with Mount Sinai, where he himself completed his residency. Dr. Frontera has held a variety of positions including Medical Director at The Kingston Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor with Mount Sinai Hospital. Most recently, he served as the Chief of Neurology at Bay Pines VA.
Dr. Frontera holds a wide-range of professional appointments, including the New York State Board of Medicine, the IRPO Review, and the Olmstead Foundation. He is also a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Neurology and the New York State Neurological Society Board of Directors.
In partnership with the VA, UCF College of Medicine has identified individuals that provide a significant contribution to the college and medical students. Dr. Frontera joined the college in April of 2016 as part of this partnership. VA faculty members are invited to participate in teaching assignments, curriculum and admissions committees, student affairs and research mentorship. Their contributions make a significant impact for both the college and students.
Recent Publications and Presentations
- Frontera, Alfred. Bilateral Homonymous Hemianopsia with Preservation of Central Vision. Mt Sinai Journal of Medicine 41: 480-485, 1974.
- Yahr M, and Frontera A. Acute Autonomic Neuropathy. Archives of Neurology. Oct 1975.
- Rubenstein A, Yahr M, Frontera A. Orthostatic Hypotension in the Holmes-Aide Syndrome. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. 1980.
- Rubinstein A, and Frontera A. Autonomic Neuropathy Due to Rodenticide Ingestion. American Academy of Neurology. April 1980.
- Luciano D, Devinsky O, Raguthu S, Kutscher M, Frontera A. Movement Disorder During Felbamate Therapy (abstract). Epilepsia 1994: 35 (suppl 8): 159
- Kister I, Bacon J, DeGuzma R, Frontera A, Khan M, et al. MS Severity Scores In African Americans are Dramatically Worse that Non-African Americans. Analysis of the New York State MS Consortium (NYSMSC) Dataset American Academy of Neurology. 2009. Poster Presentation.
- Mihaim C, Teter B, Weinstock-Gutman B, Frontera A, Khan M, et al. Predictors of Marital Disruption in Multiple Sclerosis. American Academy of Neurology. 2010. Abstract
- Kister I, Bacon J, Chant E, Frontera A, et al. Decrease in Individual Multiple Sclerosis Severity Scales During Follow-up Period: Analysis of the New York State Multiple Sclerosis Consortium Data Set. Academy of Neurology. Poster Presentation 168, April 2011.
Education & Specialties
- B.S., Biology, Fordham University, New York City, NY
- M.D., State University of New York, Albany, NY
- Internship, Saint Vincent Hospital and Medical Center, New York, NY
- Residency, Neurology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
- Internal Medicine
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Felbamate Therapy
- Autonomic Neuropathy
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