Dr. Ortega earned his MD at University of Alcala in Madrid Spain, did his Internal Medicine and Neurology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed a Neurocritical care and Stroke Fellowship at Columbia University in New York. During this time, he was awarded with the 2012 institutional NIH-funded SPOTRIAS fellowship from the stroke department at Columbia University. Dr Ortega also completed an Endovascular Neurosurgery fellowship at Mount Sinai in New York. In 2014 he came to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Neurology, as a Clinical Assistant professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology. In 2015, he was named UIHC’s Director of Neuro Interventional Surgery.