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Diosely C. Silveira, MD, PhD
Area of Specialty: Epilepsy, including Pre-surgical evaluation of patients with medically refractory epilepsy, Epilepsy in elderly patients, and Epilepsy in women during reproductive age; Electroencephalography (EEG), ambulatory EEG and video-EEG monitoring
Languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Professional Appointments: Director, Adult Epilepsy Program at JFK Neuroscience Institute, Edison, NJ (2015). Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Via Christy Hospital, Wichita, KS (2010). Attending Epileptologist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (2008 to 2010).
Academic Appointments: Associate Professor in Neurosciences, Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education, South Orange, New Jersey, 2015.
Education: Fundação Municipal de Ensino Superior de Marília e Faculdade de Medicina de Marília, São Paulo, Brazil (1983, MD). Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil (1994, PhD).
Graduate Fellowship: Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (2007 to 2008). Resident in Neurology, JFK Neuroscience Institute and Seton Hall University of Graduate Medical Education, Edison, NJ (2004 to 2007). Internship, Unity Health System and University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (2003 to 2004)
Specialty Board Certification: Board Certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in 2008. Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology with focus in Electroencephalography by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology in 2009.
Professional Memberships: American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, and American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.
Chapin, J.S., Busch, R.M., Silveira, D.C., Wehner, T., Naugle R.I., Ferguson, L. Najm I. (2013) Memory performance in older adults before and after temporal lobectomy for pharmacoresistent epilepsy. Clinical Neuropsychol 27 (8): 1316-1327.
Sarkis, R.A., Jehi L., Silveira, D.C., Najm I. (2012) Patients with generalized epilepsy have a higher white blood cell count than patients with focal epilepsy. Epileptic Disorders 14 (1): 57-63.
Jehi L., Silveira, D.C., Bingaman W., Najm I. (2010). Temporal lobe surgery failures: predictors of seizure recurrence and yield of reevaluation, and outcome following reoperation. J. Neurosurgery 113(6): 1186-119.
Silveira, D.C., Jehi L., Chapin J., Novak E., L, Foldvary-Schaefer N., Najm I. (2010) Seizure semiology and aging. Epilepsy and Behavior 20(2): 375-377.
Walters A.S., Moussouttas M., Siddiqui F., Silveira D.C., Fuentes K., Lily Wang, PhD, Berger K. (2010) Prevalence of stroke to restless legs syndrome: Initial results point to the need for more sophisticated studies. The Open Neurology Journal, 4:73-77.