Good Hands

Dr. Valerio is a bilingual Fellowship-trained Neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive Spine Surgery in outpatient settings for quick recovery and a return to normal life. He completed his Fellowship at the prestigious Case Western Reserve in Ohio before becoming a Staff Neurosurgeon at Cleveland Clinic for 8 years.

In addition to acute spine trauma, Dr. Valerio specializes in neurosurgical oncology at Larkin Hospital, Palmetto General Hospital and Aventura Hospital. He remains one of the most active Neurosurgeons in South Florida and South America in academia, research and practice.

Treatments and Services:

Cervical Disc Arthroplasty
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Lumbar Microdiscectomy
Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Spinal Decompression Surgery
Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Cyber Knife Spine Radiosurgery
Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
Laser Treatment
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Peripheral Nerve Decompression
Trigeminal Neuralgia Solutions

Diseases and Conditions:

Disc Herniation
Spinal Stenosis
Degenerative Spine Disease
Spinal Disorders
Vertebral Compression Fracture
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Failed Back Surgery
Cerebral Aneurysm


Dr. Jose E. Valerio is an experienced Neurosurgeon with Fellowship training in Neurosurgical Oncology and Spine Surgery.

He has received multiple awards in the field of brain tumors including: The American Brain Tumor Association Young Investigator Award, The Musella Foundation Award, and the Cleveland Clinic Clinical Research Award. He has published scientific papers in Nature and in multiple Neurosurgical Journals. He trained and worked as a Staff Neurosurgeon at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio and Florida for 8 years, until 2013. Since, he has joined the Miami Neuroscience Center as Partner, Dr. Valerio’s main focus at the Miami Neuroscience Center is complex spine pathology and spine tumors. Dr. Valerio is also the Neurosurgical Oncologist at Palmetto General Hospital. Dr. Valerio’s major interests are Neurosurgical Oncology, Endoscopic Skull Base, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Spine Surgery and Radiosurgery of the Brain and Spine. Dr. Valerio is trained and experienced in radiosurgery utilizing both the Cyber Knife and the Leksell Gamma Knife.
His extensive expertise in Neurosurgical Oncology provides him with the ability to conduct clinical trials and advanced therapies for glioblastoma, including Six Pillar Technique surgical treatment, Neuroblate Therapy (LASER Interstitial Thermo Therapy), Novo TTF 100, the use of Fluorescence for tumor removal, intraoperative Ultrasound and intraoperative MRI Neuro-Navigation for tumor removal and awake craniotomies.
He also specializes in surgical spine techniques, such as Arthroplasty, Minimally Invasive Spine surgery, Kyphoplasty, and Spine Tumor surgery.
Dr. Valerio’s interest to promote education led him to organize multiple scientific teaching programs. He is the Director of the Brain Tumor & Minimally Invasive Spine Symposium organized by the FLANC (Federation of Latin American Neurosurgeons) in Florida. This event integrates the North American and Latin American Neurosurgical communities.


“I feel 100% better than I’ve felt in a long time. The whole process has been life-saving. This doctor has worked a miracle. I was finally pointed in the right direction and got fantastic results. I would refer him to anybody that has any spine issues… I’m just grateful and relieved I got my neck back.”Pamela H. – Cervical Fusion Patient


  • Fellowship of Cerebrovascular and Physiology Research and Stroke: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Clinical Fellowship in Neurosurgery and Oncology: Cleveland Clinic Foundation Brain Tumor Institute, Cleveland, OH

Hospital Affiliations

  • Larkin Community Hospital
  • Larkin Palm Springs Hospital
  • Palmetto General Hospital
  • Aventura Hospital

Professional Activities

  • Counselor of the Brain Tumor Research in the Government of Florida. Secretary of the Neurosurgical Society of Latino America in USA and Canada
  • Federation of Neurosurgery


We try to make every part of our process as simple as pain-free as possible. It’s our philosophy that patients truly come first.

1. Your ID.

A valid form of photo identification is a must on your first visit.

2. MRI CDs, X-ray Images, CT Scans.

These images and/or films are necessary to make any proper diagnose and treatment plan.

3. Patient Paperwork

We have provided paperwork online to save you time. You have the option to download, print and complete prior to your appointment.


We offer evening appointments only with the hope of working around your busy schedule.


Feel free to reach out with questions and we’ll do our best to respond promptly.

Phone: 754.200-9845
Fax: 754.800-2707