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Ernesto Gonzalez-Giraldo, MD

Title(s)Asst Prof of Clin Neurology, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-6723-9775 Additional info
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Harvard College, Cambridge, MAA.B.05/2008Neurobiology
    University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PAMD06/2013
    Herman and Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai, Baltimore, MD06/2015Pediatrics Residency
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD06/2018Child Neurology Residency
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA07/2019Epilepsy Fellowship
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    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia2018American Epilepsy Society Fellows Program Award
    Johns Hopkins University2018Guy M. McKhann Education in Neurology Award
    Johns Hopkins University2018Frank L. Coulson, Jr. Award for Clinical Excellence
    Johns Hopkins University2018American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Scholarship
    University of Pennsylvania2014Kevin Hearney and Judi Marvel Summer Brain Tumor Fellowship
    Phillips Academy at Andover, MA2009Oliva Teaching Fellowship
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute2004  - 2005Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarship

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    Dr. Ernesto Gonzalez-Giraldo is a pediatric neurologist who cares for children with epilepsy. He specializes in treating patients whose seizures have failed to respond to initial anti-seizure medications. He evaluates patients for epilepsy surgery, including the placement of devices that treat seizures by stimulating the vagus nerve or by responsive neurostimulation. He also has a special interest in treating epilepsy with the ketogenic diet, a low carbohydrate, high-fat diet that has been shown to reduce seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.

    His research focuses on treating infantile spasms, a seizure disorder that arises in the first year of life and can severely impact development and cognition if not treated early. He also studies various anti-seizure medications and the ketogenic diet to evaluate their effectiveness in treating epilepsy.

    He earned his medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and a residency in child neurology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He completed a fellowship in epilepsy at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    He belongs to the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society.

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    1. Witzman S, Massey SL, Kessler S, Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Fridinger SE, Worden L, Lewin N, Dlugos D, Melamed S, Fitzgerald M, Fung FW, Ferruzi M, McNamee N, LaFalce D, Donnelly M, Haywood A, Allen-Napoli L, Banwell B, Abend NS. Acceptability of Standardized EEG Reporting in an Electronic Health Record. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2019 Oct 28. PMID: 31688354.
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    2. Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Stafstrom CE, Stanfield AC, Kossoff EH. Reply to Sharawat et al. "Efficacy of High-Dose Oral Steroids in Children With Epileptic Spasms". Pediatr Neurol. 2019 Oct; 99:95-96. PMID: 31303370.
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    3. Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Stafstrom CE, Stanfield AC, Kossoff EH. Treating Infantile Spasms with High-Dose Oral Corticosteroids: A Retrospective Review of 87 Children. Pediatr Neurol. 2018 10; 87:30-35. PMID: 30501887.
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    4. Romba M, González-Giraldo E, Levy M. Recurrent Dysarthria and Ataxia in a Young Girl. JAMA Neurol. 2018 01 01; 75(1):125-126. PMID: 29084308.
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    5. McCarthy AL, Winters ME, Busch DR, Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Ko TS, Lynch JM, Schwab PJ, Xiao R, Buckley EM, Vossough A, Licht DJ. Scoring system for periventricular leukomalacia in infants with congenital heart disease. Pediatr Res. 2015 Sep; 78(3):304-9. PMID: 25996891.
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    6. Macyszyn LJ, Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Aversano M, Heuer GG, Zager EL, Schuster JM. Brachial plexus injury mimicking a spinal-cord injury. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2010 Dec; 1(3):51-4. PMID: 22956928.
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