Jose E. Valerio, MD, MBA, FACS, FAANS



Dr. Jose Valerio is an established and exceedingly accomplished physician with over 25 years of experience in Neurosurgery and Neurosurgery Oncology. Dr. Valerio is an expert in minimally invasive spine and brain tumor surgery using endoscopic navigation and radiosurgery utilizing Leksell Gamma Knife at the Miami Neuroscience Center at Larkin Community Hospital

Jose Valerio Neurosurgeon

Advanced Technologies & Techniques

He is practiced in surgeries such as Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Balloon Compression and Gamma Knife for Trigeminal Neuralgia, Spine Surgery, and Radiosurgery of the brain and spine. Among other things, he has a special interest in new surgical methods such as Arthroplasty, Kyphoplasty, Sacroiliac fusion, and spine tumor surgeries. 


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Complex Neurosurgical Cases

Dr. Valerio works with new cutting edge technology at our Larkin Palm Springs Hospital, an Intraoperative CT and Neuro-navigation for tumor removals and awake craniotomies.  In addition, using this intraoperative CT has allowed Dr. Valerio to break the mold for Parkinson’s treatment by performing asleep stimulation surgery using guided navigation to accurately place the Vercise Gevia™ Directional DBS system from Boston Scientific.

His extensive experience in Neurosurgical Oncology also provides him the skill for LASER and OPTUNE™ therapy. These treatments are a noninvasive management options for some patients with a recurrence of glioblastoma multiforme, a form of brain cancer, in which surgery and other treatments, such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy are no longer an option.


Dr. Valerio is well regarded in the Latin American and Florida community earning numerous accolades for his extraordinary ability to complete the most complex neurosurgical cases. What makes Dr. Valerio standout as a neurosurgeon is his elaborate training in various areas of expertise within his field. He is continuously pursuing to advance his knowledge in Neurosurgery with new innovative technologies and procedure techniques.

Education & Training

Undergrad: University of Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Medical school: University Of Costa Rica (San Jose, Costa Rica)
Residency: National University Autonoma of Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico)
Fellowship: Neurosurgical Oncology and Spine Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Brain Tumor Institute (Cleveland, Ohio)
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery Training: Neurosurgical Oncology and Spine Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Brain Tumor Institute (Cleveland, Ohio)
Master’s In Business: George Washington University (Miami, Florida)

Years of Experience

  • Over 25 years of experience


  • AANS Fellowship Certification
  • ECFMG Certified approved
  • Mexican Board Certified of Neurological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery Oncology Fellowship Certification
  • Neurosurgery Oncology Clinical Scholar Certification
  • Ohio Medical Board Certification
  • Ohio Medical Board License
  • Florida Medical License
  • Active Member of Congress of Neurological Surgery
  • Active Member of The Association of Neurosurgical Surgeons
  • Counsel of Brain Tumor Research, Florida
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons Certification (FACS)
  • Active Member of Society of Neuro-oncology

Career Accomplishments

  • Honorary President of the tumor section of the Federation of Latin American Neurosurgeons
  • Chairman of Neurosurgical Program, Palmetto General Hospital
  • Clinical Faculty of Orthopedic Residency Program, Larkin Community Hospital

Societies & Associations

  • Counselor of the Brain Tumor Research in the Government of Florida Secretary of the Neurosurgical Society of Latino America in USA and Canada
  • Secretary of the Brain Tumor section of the Federation of Latino America Neurosurgery (FLANC) Member of the International Committee of the Brain Tumor Section for the AANS/CNS and the World Federation of Neurosurgery
  • President of the Chapter of Young Neurosurgeons of the FLANC


  • English
  • Spanish