Dr. Vincent Fortanasce
Dr. Vincent Fortanasce, ranked as one of the best physicians in America, has treated high-profile individuals such as Pope John Paul II and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, Tommy Lasorda. He’s helped thousands of individuals over nearly four decades as a world-renowned neurologist, psychiatrist and rehabilitation specialist. He is the author of the recent best-selling book, The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription (Gotham, August 2008) and is donating all profits from the book, as he has with his last four titles, to the charity The Fighting Alzheimer’s Fund.
Dr. Fortanasce was moved to write his newest book, The Anti-Alzheimer’s Prescription once his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. His mother, 95, still fights the Disease.
As a physician and bio-ethicist, he has appeared on 60 Minutes, Today Show, Dr. Phil, Dateline, CNN’s Paula Zahn Now, Hard Ball with Chris Matthews, XM satellite radio and scores of national and local television and radio shows. Frequently sought out as a medical expert, Dr. Fortanasce is a regular spokesperson for the California Medical Association at the Senate and Legislature assemblies. He’s been quoted in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, and many other prestigious publications. His syndicated radio program, St. Joseph’s Radio Presents, Mother Angelica Network EWTN, has a listenership of more than 170,000.
Dr. Fortanasce has been a rehabilitation director for a quarter-century and his Neurology Rehabilitation clinic which was ranked in the Top 10 on the West Coast. He is also an assistant clinical professor for both the School of Biokinesiology and the Department of Neurology at the University of Southern California.
A board certified neurological rehabilitation specialist, he has lectured widely, from the Institute of Living at Yale, to Stanford, and was twice named Outstanding Lecturer of the Year at University of Southern California School of Medicine. Dr. Fortanasce has published numerous articles and has had four successful trade books published.
He was trained in psychiatry at the Institute of Living, a Yale affiliate hospital; in neurology at USC; and in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation at the prestigious Ranchos Los Amigos Hospital.
His was inducted into the Little League Hall of Fame, a gold-medalist in the 1961 Junior Olympics and named for the U.S. Olympic Team of 1964 (alternate), a Black Belt and national Karate champion, a tennis singles champ at Yale Medical, and a tennis doubles champ at USC Medical. He and his family reside in Southern California.