Rafael Alexander Ortiz, MD

Neuro-Endovascular Surgery
122 Maple Avenue, 8th Floor, White Plains, NY, 10601
(914) 849-5300
(914) 849-4840


Dr. Rafael Alexander Ortiz is Executive Director of Neurosciences at White Plains Hospital. His specialties include endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms; embolization of brain tumors and vascular tumors of the head and neck region; cerebral and spinal arteriovenous malformations; ischemic stroke; cerebral and carotid artery stenting; and treatment of craniofacial vascular lesions in adults and children, among others.

After receiving his medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico, Dr. Ortiz completed an internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Neurology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was also named chief resident. That was followed by fellowships in Vascular Neurology and Neuro-Critical Care at the Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, and in Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Surgery at Roosevelt Hospital, where he served as attending physician and director of the fellowship program for several years.

Prior to joining White Plains Hospital, Dr. Ortiz was founder and Chief of Neuro-Endovascular Surgery and Interventional Neuro-Radiology at Lenox Hill Hospital and Northwell Health’s Western Region.  Dr. Ortiz was also Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Radiology at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

Education & Training

Medical Expertise
  • Chief, Neuro-Endovascular Surgery and Interventional Neuroradiology, Western Region, Northwell Health System
  • Chief, Neuro-Endovascular Suell Hrgery and Interventional Neuroradiology, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Director, Neuro-Endovascular Surgery and Stroke, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Fellowship Program Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Surgery, Hyman-Newman Institute, Roosevelt Hospital
Medical Degree
  • Universidad Central del Caribe in Puerto Rico
Post-graduate Training
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Residency, Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Fellowship, Vascular Neurology/Neuro-Critical Care, Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience
  • Fellowship, Interventional Neuroradiology and Endovascular Surgery, Roosevelt Hospital-Physician Leadership Development Program, Northwell Health, 2015-2017
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
  • National Hispanic Medical Association
  • Sociedad Ibero Latino Americana de Neuroradiologia Diagnostica y Terapeutica
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Cerebrovascular Section American Academy of Neurosurgery
  • Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology
Board Certifications
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
  • CNS Endovascular Surgery
Awards & Accolades
  • Board President of American Heart Association NYC, 2020
  • New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2021-2023
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors, 2017-2023
  • New York Times Top Doctors, 2017-2023
  • New York Super Doctors List, 2016-2023
  • Latino Trendsetter Award, 2015
  • Men of the Year in the City of New York by El Diario La Prensa, 2013
  • Leadership and Vision Award of the American Heart and Stroke Association, 2014-2015
  • Proclamation by the New York State Senate, 2012
  • American Heart Association's Young Heart Award, 2010
  • American Heart Association's Tu Corazon Latino Award, 2010

Institutional Affiliations

  • White Plains Hospital
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