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/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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    AHA-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation2020Harold Amos Faculty Development Award
    American Heart Association2020Career Development Award
    CURE: Citizens United for Research in 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. Edilberto 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 neurocritical care, telemedicine, and multimodal and EEG 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 CSAIL: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory).

    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 epileptologist practicing at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts General Hospital 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. 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.
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    2. Cost-effectiveness analysis of multimodal prognostication in cardiac arrest with EEG monitoring. Neurology. 2020 Aug 04; 95(5):e563-e575. Amorim E, Mo SS, Palacios S, Ghassemi MM, Weng WH, Cash SS, Bianchi MT, Westover MB. PMID: 32661097.
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    3. A standardized nomenclature for spectrogram EEG patterns: Inter-rater agreement and correspondence with common intensive care unit EEG patterns. Clin Neurophysiol. 2020 Sep; 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.
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    4. MRI-EEG correlation for outcome prediction in postanoxic myoclonus: A multicenter study. Neurology. 2020 Jul 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.
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    5. A theoretical paradigm for evaluating risk-benefit of status epilepticus treatment. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. 2020.
    6. A Matter of Timing: EEG Monitoring for Neurological Prognostication After Cardiac Arrest in the Era of Targeted Temperature Management. Minerva Anestesiologica. 2020.
    7. 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. PMID: 31241498.
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    8. 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.
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    9. 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.
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    10. 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.
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    11. 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.
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    12. 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.
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    13. 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. PMID: 27554945.
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    14. 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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    15. 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. PMID: 25779006.
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    16. An enhanced cerebral recovery index for coma prognostication following cardiac arrest. Conf Proc 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.
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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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