Edilberto Amorim, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Avenue, #5127
San Francisco CA
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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/Epilepsy
    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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    Department of Defense2022Idea Development Award (Epilepsy)
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & AHA2020Harold Amos Scholar
    American Heart Association2020Career Development Award
    CURE Epilepsy2020Taking Flight Award
    Hellman Foundation2020Hellman Fellow
    Zoll Foundation2020Resuscitation and Critical Care Grant
    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. Ed Amorim is a neurologist with subspecialty training in critical care and epilepsy who treats patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, coma, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and other critical illnesses.

    He has expertise in neurological intensive care, telemedicine, and multimodal brain monitoring with EEG. Dr. Amorim 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 (CSAIL: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT).

    Dr. Amorim’s research focuses on coma neuroscience. He has a particular interest in non-invasive and invasive EEG time series modeling in coma and EEG data integration to other multimodal bio-signals, neuroimaging, and electronic health care data. He is a board certified neurocritical care physician and directs the Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Service at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Prior to joining UCSF, he was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and he remains a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Computational Neuroimaging Group at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.
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    Physiology-driven seizure management post-cardiac arrest
    NIH-NINDS K23 NS119794-01

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    1. Practice Standards for the Use of Multimodality Neuromonitoring: A Delphi Consensus Process. Crit Care Med. 2023 12 01; 51(12):1740-1753. Foreman B, Kapinos G, Wainwright MS, Ngwenya LB, O'Phelan KH, LaRovere KL, Kirschen MP, Appavu B, Lazaridis C, Alkhachroum A, Maciel CB, Amorim E, Chang JJ, Gilmore EJ, Rosenthal ES, Park S. PMID: 37607072.
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    2. Neurophysiology State Dynamics Underlying Acute Neurologic Recovery After Cardiac Arrest. Neurology. 2023 08 29; 101(9):e940-e952. Amorim E, Zheng WL, Jing J, Ghassemi MM, Lee JW, Wu O, Herman ST, Pang T, Sivaraju A, Gaspard N, Hirsch L, Ruijter BJ, Tjepkema-Cloostermans MC, Hofmeijer J, van Putten MJAM, Westover MB. PMID: 37414565; PMCID: PMC10501085.
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    3. Post-cardiac arrest Sedation Promotes Electroencephalographic Slow-wave Activity and Improves Survival in a Mouse Model of Cardiac Arrest. Anesthesiology. 2022 Dec 01; 137(6):716-732. Ikeda T, Amorim E, Miyazaki Y, Kato R, Marutani E, Silverman MG, Malhotra R, Solt K, Ichinose F. PMID: 36170545.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    4. Reply to "Continuous EEG in patients with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support: Clinical need in multidisciplinary collaboration and standardized monitoring". Clin Neurophysiol. 2022 10; 142:275-276. Amorim E, Westover MB. PMID: 35933303.
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    5. Neurocritical Care Performance Measures Derived from Electronic Health Record Data are Feasible and Reveal Site-Specific Variation: A CHoRUS Pilot Project. Neurocrit Care. 2022 08; 37(Suppl 2):276-290. Ack SE, Loiseau SY, Sharma G, Goldstein JN, Lissak IA, Duffy SM, Amorim E, Vespa P, Moorman JR, Hu X, Clermont G, Park S, Kamaleswaran R, Foreman BP, Rosenthal ES. PMID: 35689135; PMCID: PMC10327405.
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    6. Geometric and Morphologic Features of Ruptured Intracranial Aneurysms Associated with Methamphetamine Use. World Neurosurg. 2022 08; 164:e509-e517. Caton MT, Vitt J, Smith ER, Cooke D, Meisel K, Ko N, Amorim E. PMID: 35552027.
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    7. High incidence of epileptiform activity in adults undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Clin Neurophysiol. 2022 08; 140:4-11. Amorim E, Firme MS, Zheng WL, Shelton KT, Akeju O, Cudemus G, Yuval R, Westover MB. PMID: 35691268; PMCID: PMC9340813.
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    8. Predicting Neurological Outcome From Electroencephalogram Dynamics in Comatose Patients After Cardiac Arrest With Deep Learning. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2022 05; 69(5):1813-1825. Zheng WL, Amorim E, Jing J, Wu O, Ghassemi M, Lee JW, Sivaraju A, Pang T, Herman ST, Gaspard N, Ruijter BJ, Tjepkema-Cloostermans MC, Hofmeijer J, van Putten MJAM, Westover MB. PMID: 34962860; PMCID: PMC9087641.
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    9. Expert-augmented automated machine learning optimizes hemodynamic predictors of spinal cord injury outcome. PLoS One. 2022; 17(4):e0265254. Chou A, Torres-Espin A, Kyritsis N, Huie JR, Khatry S, Funk J, Hay J, Lofgreen A, Shah R, McCann C, Pascual LU, Amorim E, Weinstein PR, Manley GT, Dhall SS, Pan JZ, Bresnahan JC, Beattie MS, Whetstone WD, Ferguson AR, TRACK-SCI Investigators. PMID: 35390006; PMCID: PMC8989303.
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    10. Perceptions of Critical Care Shortages, Resource Use, and Provider Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey of 1,985 Health Care Providers in Brazil. Chest. 2022 06; 161(6):1526-1542. Lobo SM, Creutzfeldt CJ, Maia IS, Town JA, Amorim E, Kross EK, Çoruh B, Patel PV, Jannotta GE, Lewis A, Greer DM, Curtis JR, Sharma M, Wahlster S. PMID: 35150658; PMCID: PMC8828383.
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    11. Severe cerebral edema in substance-related cardiac arrest patients. Resuscitation. 2022 04; 173:103-111. Kulpanowski AM, Copen WA, Hancock BL, Rosenthal ES, Schoenfeld DA, Dodelson JA, Edlow BL, Kimberly WT, Amorim E, Westover MB, Ning MM, Schaefer PW, Malhotra R, Giacino JT, Greer DM, Wu O. PMID: 35149137; PMCID: PMC9282938.
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    12. Regional Distribution of Brain Injury After Cardiac Arrest: Clinical and Electrographic Correlates. Neurology. 2022 03 22; 98(12):e1238-e1247. Snider SB, Fischer D, McKeown ME, Cohen AL, Schaper FLWVJ, Amorim E, Fox MD, Scirica B, Bevers MB, Lee JW. PMID: 35017304; PMCID: PMC8967331.
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    13. Predicting neurological outcome in comatose patients after cardiac arrest with multiscale deep neural networks. Resuscitation. 2021 12; 169:86-94. Zheng WL, Amorim E, Jing J, Ge W, Hong S, Wu O, Ghassemi M, Lee JW, Sivaraju A, Pang T, Herman ST, Gaspard N, Ruijter BJ, Sun J, Tjepkema-Cloostermans MC, Hofmeijer J, van Putten MJAM, Westover MB. PMID: 34699925; PMCID: PMC8692444.
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    14. A Global Survey of the Effect of COVID-19 on Critical Care Training. ATS Sch. 2021 Dec; 2(4):508-520. Wahlster S, Sharma M, Çoruh B, Town JA, Lewis A, Lobo SM, Maia IS, Hartog C, Patel PV, Kross EK, Amorim E, Greer DM, Curtis JR, Creutzfeldt CJ. PMID: 35083459; PMCID: PMC8787747.
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    15. A matter of timing: EEG monitoring for neurological prognostication after cardiac arrest in the era of targeted temperature management. Minerva Anestesiol. 2021 06; 87(6):704-713. Khazanova D, Douglas VC, Amorim E. PMID: 33591136.
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    16. Proceedings from the Neurotherapeutics Symposium on Neurological Emergencies: Shaping the Future of Neurocritical Care. Neurocrit Care. 2020 12; 33(3):636-645. Simpkins AN, Busl KM, Amorim E, Barnett-Tapia C, Cervenka MC, Dhakar MB, Etherton MR, Fung C, Griggs R, Holloway RG, Kelly AG, Khan IR, Lizarraga KJ, Madagan HG, Onweni CL, Mestre H, Rabinstein AA, Rubinos C, Dionisio-Santos DA, Youn TS, Merck LH, Maciel CB, Neurotherapeutics Symposium 2019. PMID: 32959201; PMCID: PMC7736003.
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    17. A Theoretical Paradigm for Evaluating Risk-Benefit of Status Epilepticus Treatment. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2020 Sep; 37(5):385-392. Amorim E, McGraw CM, Westover MB. PMID: 32890059; PMCID: PMC7516305.
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    18. Cost-effectiveness analysis of multimodal prognostication in cardiac arrest with EEG monitoring. Neurology. 2020 08 04; 95(5):e563-e575. Amorim E, Mo SS, Palacios S, Ghassemi MM, Weng WH, Cash SS, Bianchi MT, Westover MB. PMID: 32661097; PMCID: PMC7455344.
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    19. A standardized nomenclature for spectrogram EEG patterns: Inter-rater agreement and correspondence with common intensive care unit EEG patterns. Clin Neurophysiol. 2020 09; 131(9):2298-2306. Zafar SF, Amorim E, Williamsom CA, Jing J, Gilmore EJ, Haider HA, Swisher C, Struck A, Rosenthal ES, Ng M, Schmitt S, Lee JW, Brandon Westover M. PMID: 32660817; PMCID: PMC7461156.
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    20. MRI-EEG correlation for outcome prediction in postanoxic myoclonus: A multicenter study. Neurology. 2020 07 28; 95(4):e335-e341. Beuchat I, Sivaraju A, Amorim E, Gilmore EJ, Dunet V, Rossetti AO, Westover MB, Hsu L, Scirica BM, Silva D, Tang K, Lee JW. PMID: 32482841; PMCID: PMC7455317.
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    21. A Matter of Timing: EEG Monitoring for Neurological Prognostication After Cardiac Arrest in the Era of Targeted Temperature Management. Minerva Anestesiologica. 2020.
    22. Quantitative Electroencephalogram Trends Predict Recovery in Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy. Crit Care Med. 2019 10; 47(10):1416-1423. 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, Critical Care Electroencephalogram Monitoring Research Consortium. PMID: 31241498; PMCID: PMC6746597.
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    23. Quantitative EEG reactivity and machine learning for prognostication in hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Clin Neurophysiol. 2019 10; 130(10):1908-1916. Amorim E, van der Stoel M, Nagaraj SB, Ghassemi MM, Jing J, O'Reilly UM, Scirica BM, Lee JW, Cash SS, Westover MB. PMID: 31419742; PMCID: PMC6751020.
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    24. Smaller left anterior cingulate cortex in non-bipolar relatives of patients with bipolar disorder. Braz J Psychiatry. 2019 May-Jun; 41(3):254-256. Sanches M, Amorim E, Mwangi B, Zunta-Soares GB, Soares JC. PMID: 30540025; PMCID: PMC6794124.
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    25. Estimating the False Positive Rate of Absent Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Cardiac Arrest Prognostication. Crit Care Med. 2018 12; 46(12):e1213-e1221. Amorim E, Ghassemi MM, Lee JW, Greer DM, Kaplan PW, Cole AJ, Cash SS, Bianchi MT, Westover MB. PMID: 30247243; PMCID: PMC6424571.
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    26. EEG Reactivity Evaluation Practices for Adult and Pediatric Hypoxic-Ischemic Coma Prognostication in North America. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2018 Nov; 35(6):510-514. Amorim E, Gilmore EJ, Abend NS, Hahn CD, Gaspard N, Herman ST, Hirsch LJ, Lee JW, Cash SS, Westover MB. PMID: 30216207; PMCID: PMC6424574.
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    27. Performance of Spectrogram-Based Seizure Identification of Adult EEGs by Critical Care Nurses and Neurophysiologists. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 Jul; 34(4):359-364. Amorim E, Williamson CA, Moura LMVR, Shafi MM, Gaspard N, Rosenthal ES, Guanci MM, Rajajee V, Westover MB. PMID: 27930420; PMCID: PMC5482787.
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    28. Continuous EEG monitoring enhances multimodal outcome prediction in hypoxic-ischemic brain injury. Resuscitation. 2016 12; 109:121-126. Amorim E, Rittenberger JC, Zheng JJ, Westover MB, Baldwin ME, Callaway CW, Popescu A, Post Cardiac Arrest Service. PMID: 27554945; PMCID: PMC5124407.
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    29. Rapidly-progressive catatonia responsive to zolpidem in a patient with ovarian teratoma-associated paraneoplastic encephalitis. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Aug; 30:136-138. Amorim E, McDade EM. PMID: 26964475.
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    30. Malignant EEG patterns in cardiac arrest patients treated with targeted temperature management who survive to hospital discharge. Resuscitation. 2015 May; 90:127-32. Amorim E, Rittenberger JC, Baldwin ME, Callaway CW, Popescu A, Post Cardiac Arrest Service. PMID: 25779006; PMCID: PMC4404214.
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    31. An enhanced cerebral recovery index for coma prognostication following cardiac arrest. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015; 2015:534-7. Ghassemi MM, Amorim E, Pati SB, Mark RG, Brown EN, Purdon PL, Westover MB. PMID: 26736317; PMCID: PMC4870018.
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    32. 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. 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. PMID: 25326003.
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    33. Recovery from ophthalmoplegia and proptosis after repair of bilateral carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas. JAMA Neurol. 2013 Dec; 70(12):1584-5. Amorim E, Jankowitz BT, Jovin TG, Jadhav AP. PMID: 24322514.
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    34. 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. Amorim E, Shih MM, Koehler SA, Massaro LL, Zaidi SF, Jumaa MA, Reddy VK, Hammer MD, Jovin TG, Wechsler LR. PMID: 23489955.
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    35. Spine trauma due to diving: main features and short-term neurological outcome. Spinal Cord. 2011 Feb; 49(2):206-10. Amorim EC, Vetter H, Mascarenhas LB, Gomes EG, Carvalho JB, Gomes JF. PMID: 20625383.
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