First Choice Neurology

Luis I. Becerra, MD

Luis I. Becerra, MD

Luis I. Becerra, MD

Dr. Luis I. Becerra, MDLuis I. Becerra, MD – the University of Pennsylvania and Wills Eye Hospital fellowship trained Neurologist and Neuro-Ophthalmologist since 1988. He is a graduate of the Pontifical Xaverian University School of Medicine with post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, Temple University and the University of London. Dr. Becerra was a commissioned Officer in the United States Navy since 1988, honorably retired in 2010 with the rank of Commander, Medical Corps. His military service included general practice medical officer, neurologist, ophthalmologist, health care services aviation medicine general flight officer, and health care services contingency/operational trauma team trained officer. He was deployed in support of operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Uphold Democracy, Provide Promise, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. He was Director Medical Services of the largest overseas military medical facility (Okinawa, Japan) and Head Neurology Services Naval Hospitals Camp Pendleton and Okinawa, and Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Becerra is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences since 1995.


Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Neurology, Stroke

Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology North American Neuro-Ophthalmological Society

Medical Interests
Migraine Dystonia Botulinum toxin applications Traumatic head injury

Pontifical Xaverian University – Medical School
Johns Hopkins University – Orthopedics
Yale University – Pain
Temple University – Junior Neurosurgery Resident
University of Pennsylvania – Neurology Resident
University of London – Advanced Neurology
Wills Eye Hospital – Neuro-Ophthalmology
Wake Forest University – Epilepsy
University of Southern California – Navy Trauma

Neurosurgery (Junior Year)

Orthopedic Surgery
Pain and Itch

American Medical Association
American Academy of Neurology
Florida Medical Society
North American Neuro-Ophthalmological Society
Military Surgeons of the United States

Awards & Accolades
Top 1% of graduating class
Best Intern
Therman Fund Scholarship of Pennsylvania Hospital
National Institutes of Health, sponsored research at Yale University
Department Head, Neurology, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Department Head, Neurology, Naval Hospital Okinawa
Department Head, Neurology, Naval Medical Medical Center San Diego
Officer-in-Charge, Naval Training Center Branch Medical Clinic
Senior Medical Officer, Headquarters, 1st Marine Division
Senior Medical Officer, Service Support Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Multinational Forced West-Iraq
Senior Medical Officer, Military Health, San Diego

Research & Clinical Trials
Traumatic Brain Edema
Neuro-physiology of Pain and Itch
Syphilitic Uveitis in HIV
Pseudo-tumor Cerebri
Botulinum toxin for facial dystonia
Infrared for detection intracranial hematomas

Accepts New Patients

English, Spanish

Aventura Neurologic Associates
21000 NE 28th Avenue, Suite 205
Aventura, Florida 33180
Phone: (305) 933-5993
Fax: (305) 933-9415

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Hospital Affiliations
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center

Insurance Accepted:
Auto Insurance, AvMed, Beechstreet, Care Plus (NON-Capitated PCP), Cigna, Devoted Healthcare Plan, Doctors Healthcare Plan, Gallagher Bassett, Golden Rule, Humana Gold, Humana PPO/EPO, Humana Premiere, MMM of Florida, Medicare, Multiplan, Neighborhood Health Plan, Occunet, Private HealthCare Systems, Simply Healthcare plan (No Medicaid), TriCare for Life, United Health Care, and Workers Comp.


Luis I. Becerra, MD is a neurologist located in Aventura, Florida. You can contact his office at (305) 933-5993.

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