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Trained in psychiatry at the Institute of Living, a Yale Affiliate Hospital; in Neurology at University of Southern California (USC); and in Neurological and Orthopedic Rehabilitation at the prestigious Rancho Los Amigos Hospital; Dr. Vincent Fortanasce is a retired Clinical Professor of Neurology at USC, a renowned bio-ethicist, author, and radio show host with twenty years experience dealing with medical issues on a national and international level. 

His rehabilitation center was ranked in the top 10 on the West Coast in 2003, and Dr. Fortanasce was selected as in the top 100 physicians in Los Angeles County and Best Physicians in the USA. Over the past decade, he has treated such notables as the Dali Lama and Pope John Paul II, Tommy Lasorda and Sylvester Stallone.

Dr. Fortanasce’s career is multifaceted having been a noted athlete and inducted into the Little League Hall of Fame with other notables such as President George W. Bush, Vice President Dan Quayle, and actors Kevin Costner and Tom Selleck. As an Olympic athlete, Dr. Fortanasce was a gold medal winner in the 1961 Junior Olympics. Also, he was a black belt international champion in karate, a member of the varsity wrestling and baseball team at Seton Hall, a tennis singles champion at Yale Medical, and a tennis doubles champion at USC Medical.

Dr. Vincent Fortanasce M.D.

Dr. Vincent Fortanasce, M.D.

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Honors and Awards

  • 1971: Awarded Outstanding Intern of the Year, Cornell Affiliate Nassau Hospital, New York

  • 1986: Outstanding Lecturer of the Year, University of Southern California School of Medicine

  • 1986: Outstanding Teacher of the Year, University Of Southern California, Department of Family Practice

  • 1988: Outstanding Teacher of the Year, University Of Southern California, Department Of Medicine

  • 1988: Outstanding Lecturer Of the Year, USC Family Practice

  • 1996-1997: USC Steering Committee on Youth and Sport Member

  • 1997: Panel Expert on Youth Media and Violence

  • 1997: Named La Magazine’s “One of The Best Doctors in Los Angeles”

  • 1998: Named “Best Doctors in America”

  • 1999: Alpha Award For Medicine - Outstanding Community Service Award

  • 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011: Best Doctors In Pasadena

Society Memberships

  • Los Angeles Psychiatric Association – Active

  • American Association of Biofeedback Clinicians, 1978

  • Academy of Psychiatry And Neurology, 1978 to Present

  • Southern California Psychiatric Association Member, 1980

  • American Psychiatric Association General Member, March 1981

  • American Geriatric Society, 1985

  • Salfrns Collegium U.S.C., California School Of Medicine, 1986

  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology-Active Member, 1987

  • American Alzheimer’s Association – 2006

  • American Society of Neurorehabilitation-Certified Member No. 77, September 28, 1992

  • American College of Legal Medicine, August, 1992

  • American Medical Association – Active

  • Los Angeles County Medical Association – Active

  • American Association for Study Of Headaches – Active

  • New York Academy of Science – Active

  • American Electromyography and Electroencephalography

  • Association – Active Member

  • California Medical Association – Active

  • California Neurologic Association – Active

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