Maria Recio was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. Dr, Recio received her education at the Universidad del Valle Cali-Colombia from 1982 – 1988. After receiving her medical and surgical education she served her Residency in Ophthalmology at the Universidad de Antioquia Medellin-Colombia and her Neurology Residency at both LSU and the University of South Florida. She also completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology and neurophysiology. Dr. Recio has Board Certifications in Neurology, Vascular Neurology, Neurophysiology, Neurosonology Dr. Recio has enjoyed practicing as a neurohospitalist since the end of her fellowship and currently combines inpatient services with telemedicine . She enjoys traveling, art galleries and the symphony. Additionally she enjoys all forms of exercise especially outdoor activities such as biking, swimming, hiking and running. She has a great love for her pet companions, two dogs, Phoenix and Petunia and one parrot Tic-Tac.