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Edilberto Amorim, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard) & Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPostdoctoral FellowshipNeuroscience & Machine Learning
    Massachusetts General Hospital FellowshipClinical Neurophysiology
    Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women's Hospital FellowshipNeurocritical Care
    University of PittsburghResidencyNeurology
    Bahiana School of MedicineMD
    University of California, San FranciscoDEIDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    Society of Critical Care Medicine2018SCCM-Weil Research Grant
    World Medical Innovation Forum - Partners Healthcare2018Disruptive Dozen (1st place)
    American Clinical Neurophysiology Society2017Cosimo Ajmone-Marsan Award
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Philips2017Clinician Research Award
    American Heart Association2017Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology2017MIT Impact Fellow
    Neurocritical Care Society2016 Research Training Fellowship

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    Dr. Edilberto Amorim is a critical care neurologist and epilepsy specialist who treats patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, coma, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and other critical illnesses.

    He has expertise in neurocritical care, telemedicine, and both non-invasive and invasive brain monitoring. He completed fellowship training in neurocritical care and epilepsy at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard Medical School), followed by a postdoctoral training fellowship in neuroscience and machine learning at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

    Dr. Amorim’s research focuses on big data analytics in health care. He has a particular interest in non-invasive and invasive EEG modeling and data integration for multimodal bio-signals time-series in the context of neuroimaging and electronic health care data. He is a board certified neurocritical care physician and epileptologist practicing at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and a Research Affiliate at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT and the Computational Neuroimaging Group at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Prior to joining UCSF, he was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School.

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    1. Ghassemi MM, Amorim E, Alhanai T, Lee JW, Herman ST, Sivaraju A, Gaspard N, Hirsch LJ, Scirica BM, Biswal S, Moura Junior V, Cash SS, Brown EN, Mark RG, Westover MB. Quantitative Electroencephalogram Trends Predict Recovery in Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy. Crit Care Med. 2019 10; 47(10):1416-1423. PMID: 31241498.
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    2. Amorim E, van der Stoel M, Nagaraj SB, Ghassemi MM, Jing J, O'Reilly UM, Scirica BM, Lee JW, Cash SS, Westover MB. Quantitative EEG reactivity and machine learning for prognostication in hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Clin Neurophysiol. 2019 Oct; 130(10):1908-1916. PMID: 31419742.
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    3. Sanches M, Amorim E, Mwangi B, Zunta-Soares GB, Soares JC. Smaller left anterior cingulate cortex in non-bipolar relatives of patients with bipolar disorder. Braz J Psychiatry. 2019 May-Jun; 41(3):254-256. PMID: 30540025.
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    4. Amorim E, Ghassemi MM, Lee JW, Greer DM, Kaplan PW, Cole AJ, Cash SS, Bianchi MT, Westover MB. Estimating the False Positive Rate of Absent Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Cardiac Arrest Prognostication. Crit Care Med. 2018 12; 46(12):e1213-e1221. PMID: 30247243.
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    5. Amorim E, Gilmore EJ, Abend NS, Hahn CD, Gaspard N, Herman ST, Hirsch LJ, Lee JW, Cash SS, Westover MB. EEG Reactivity Evaluation Practices for Adult and Pediatric Hypoxic-Ischemic Coma Prognostication in North America. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2018 Nov; 35(6):510-514. PMID: 30216207.
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    6. Amorim E, Williamson CA, Moura LMVR, Shafi MM, Gaspard N, Rosenthal ES, Guanci MM, Rajajee V, Westover MB. Performance of Spectrogram-Based Seizure Identification of Adult EEGs by Critical Care Nurses and Neurophysiologists. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 Jul; 34(4):359-364. PMID: 27930420.
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    7. Amorim E, Rittenberger JC, Zheng JJ, Westover MB, Baldwin ME, Callaway CW, Popescu A. Continuous EEG monitoring enhances multimodal outcome prediction in hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Resuscitation. 2016 12; 109:121-126. PMID: 27554945.
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    8. Amorim E, McDade EM. Rapidly-progressive catatonia responsive to zolpidem in a patient with ovarian teratoma-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Aug; 30:136-138. PMID: 26964475.
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    9. Amorim E, Rittenberger JC, Baldwin ME, Callaway CW, Popescu A. Malignant EEG patterns in cardiac arrest patients treated with targeted temperature management who survive to hospital discharge. Resuscitation. 2015 May; 90:127-32. PMID: 25779006.
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    10. Ghassemi MM, Amorim E, Pati SB, Mark RG, Brown EN, Purdon PL, Westover MB. An enhanced cerebral recovery index for coma prognostication following cardiac arrest. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015; 2015:534-7. PMID: 26736317.
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    11. Aghaebrahim A, Leiva-Salinas C, Jadhav AP, Jankowitz B, Zaidi S, Jumaa M, Urra X, Amorim E, Zhu G, Giurgiutiu DV, Horev A, Reddy V, Hammer M, Wechsler L, Wintermark M, Jovin T. Outcomes after endovascular treatment for anterior circulation stroke presenting as wake-up strokes are not different than those with witnessed onset beyond 8 hours. J Neurointerv Surg. 2015 Dec; 7(12):875-80. PMID: 25326003.
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    12. Amorim E, Jankowitz BT, Jovin TG, Jadhav AP. Recovery from ophthalmoplegia and proptosis after repair of bilateral carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Dec; 70(12):1584-5. PMID: 24322514.
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    13. Amorim E, Shih MM, Koehler SA, Massaro LL, Zaidi SF, Jumaa MA, Reddy VK, Hammer MD, Jovin TG, Wechsler LR. Impact of telemedicine implementation in thrombolytic use for acute ischemic stroke: the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center telestroke network experience. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013 May; 22(4):527-31. PMID: 23489955.
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    14. Amorim EC, Vetter H, Mascarenhas LB, Gomes EG, Carvalho JB, Gomes JF. Spine trauma due to diving: main features and short-term neurological outcome. Spinal Cord. 2011 Feb; 49(2):206-10. PMID: 20625383.
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