Ernesto Gonzalez-Giraldo, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street, #5232
San Francisco CA 94158
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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. A multi-center comparison of surgical techniques for corpus Callosotomy in pediatric drug-resistant epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2024 Feb; 65(2):422-429. Hansen D, Shandley S, Olaya J, Hauptman J, Auguste K, Ostendorf AP, Depositario-Cabacar DF, Wong-Kisiel LC, Reddy SB, McCormack MJ, Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Sullivan J, Pradeep J, Singh RK, Romanowski EF, McNamara NA, Ciliberto MA, Tatachar P, Shrey DW, Karakas C, Karia S, Kheder A, Gedela S, Alexander A, Eschbach K, Bolton J, Marashly A, Wolf S, McGoldrick P, Nangia S, Grinspan Z, Coryell J, Samanta D, Armstrong D, Perry MS. PMID: 38062633.
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    2. Epilepsy surgery in children with genetic etiologies: A prospective evaluation of current practices and outcomes. Seizure. 2023 Dec; 113:6-12. Coryell J, Singh R, Ostendorf AP, Eisner M, Alexander A, Eschbach K, Shrey DW, Olaya J, Ciliberto MA, Karakas C, Karia S, McNamara N, Romanowski EF, Kheder A, Pradeep J, Reddy SB, McCormack MJ, Bolton J, Wolf S, McGoldrick P, Hauptman JS, Samanta D, Tatachar P, Sullivan J, Auguste K, Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Marashly A, Depositario-Cabacar DF, Wong-Kisiel LC, Perry S. PMID: 38189708.
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    3. Responsive Neurostimulation in Drug-Resistant Pediatric Epilepsy: Findings From the Epilepsy Surgery Subgroup of the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium. Pediatr Neurol. 2023 06; 143:106-112. Singh RK, Eschbach K, Samanta D, Perry MS, Liu G, Alexander AL, Wong-Kisiel L, Ostendorf A, Tatachar P, Reddy SB, McCormack MJ, Manuel CM, Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Numis AL, Wolf S, Karia S, Karakas C, Olaya J, Shrey D, Auguste KI, Depositario-Cabacar D, PERC Surgery Registry Workgroup. PMID: 37084698.
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    4. Genetic Testing to Inform Epilepsy Treatment Management From an International Study of Clinical Practice. JAMA Neurol. 2022 12 01; 79(12):1267-1276. McKnight D, Morales A, Hatchell KE, Bristow SL, Bonkowsky JL, Perry MS, Berg AT, Borlot F, Esplin ED, Moretz C, Angione K, Ríos-Pohl L, Nussbaum RL, Aradhya S, ELEVIATE Consortium, Haldeman-Englert CR, Levy RJ, Parachuri VG, Lay-Son G, de Montellano DJD, Ramirez-Garcia MA, Benítez Alonso EO, Ziobro J, Chirita-Emandi A, Felix TM, Kulasa-Luke D, Megarbane A, Karkare S, Chagnon SL, Humberson JB, Assaf MJ, Silva S, Zarroli K, Boyarchuk O, Nelson GR, Palmquist R, Hammond KC, Hwang ST, Boutlier SB, Nolan M, Batley KY, Chavda D, Reyes-Silva CA, Miroshnikov O, Zuccarelli B, Amlie-Wolf L, Wheless JW, Seinfeld S, Kanhangad M, Freeman JL, Monroy-Santoyo S, Rodriguez-Vazquez N, Ryan MM, Machie M, Guerra P, Hassan MJ, Candee MS, Bupp CP, Park KL, Muller E, Lupo P, Pedersen RC, Arain AM, Murphy A, Schatz K, Mu W, Kalika PM, Plaza L, Kellogg MA, Lora EG, Carson RP, Svystilnyk V, Venegas V, Luke RR, Jiang H, Stetsenko T, Dueñas-Roque MM, Trasmonte J, Burke RJ, Hurst ACE, Smith DM, Massingham LJ, Pisani L, Costin CE, Ostrander B, Filloux FM, Ananth AL, Mohamed IS, Nechai A, Dao JM, Fahey MC, Aliu E, Falchek S, Press CA, Treat L, Eschbach K, Starks A, Kammeyer R, Bear JJ, Jacobson M, Chernuha V, Meibos B, Wong K, Sweney MT, Espinoza AC, Van Orman CB, Weinstock A, Kumar A, Soler-Alfonso C, Nolan DA, Raza M, Rojas Carrion MD, Chari G, Marsh ED, Shiloh-Malawsky Y, Parikh S, Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Fulton S, Sogawa Y, Burns K, Malets M, Montiel Blanco JD, Habela CW, Wilson CA, Guzmán GG, Pavliuk M. PMID: 36315135; PMCID: PMC9623482.
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    5. Surgical evaluation in children <3 years of age with drug-resistant epilepsy: Patient characteristics, diagnostic utilization, and potential for treatment delays. Epilepsia. 2022 01; 63(1):96-107. Perry MS, Shandley S, Perelman M, Singh RK, Wong-Kisiel L, Sullivan J, Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Romanowski EF, McNamara NA, Marashly A, Ostendorf AP, Alexander A, Eschbach K, Bolton J, Wolf S, McGoldrick P, Depositario-Cabacar DF, Ciliberto MA, Gedela S, Sannagowdara K, Karia S, Shrey DW, Tatachar P, Nangia S, Grinspan Z, Reddy SB, Shital P, Coryell J. PMID: 34778945.
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    6. Acceptability of Standardized EEG Reporting in an Electronic Health Record. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2020 Sep; 37(5):455-461. 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. PMID: 31688354; PMCID: PMC7186141.
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    7. Clinical Reasoning: An 11-year-old girl with focal seizures, fevers, and unilateral, enhancing cortical lesions. Neurology. 2020 12 08; 95(23):e3153-e3159. Russ JB, Timbie CM, Li Y, Gonzalez-Giraldo E. PMID: 32817188.
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    8. Tablet-based electroencephalography diagnostics for patients with epilepsy in the West African Republic of Guinea. Eur J Neurol. 2020 08; 27(8):1570-1577. Sokolov E, Abdoul Bachir DH, Sakadi F, Williams J, Vogel AC, Schaekermann M, Tassiou N, Bah AK, Khatri V, Hotan GC, Ayub N, Leung E, Fantaneanu TA, Patel A, Vyas M, Milligan T, Villamar MF, Hoch D, Purves S, Esmaeili B, Stanley M, Lehn-Schioler T, Tellez-Zenteno J, Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Tolokh I, Heidarian L, Worden L, Jadeja N, Fridinger S, Lee L, Law E, Fodé Abass C, Mateen FJ. PMID: 32359218; PMCID: PMC8830803.
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    9. Advances in the Treatment of Drug-Resistant Pediatric Epilepsy. Semin Neurol. 2020 04; 40(2):257-262. Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Sullivan JE. PMID: 32185791.
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    10. Reply to Sharawat et al. "Efficacy of High-Dose Oral Steroids in Children With Epileptic Spasms". Pediatr Neurol. 2019 10; 99:95-96. Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Stafstrom CE, Stanfield AC, Kossoff EH. PMID: 31303370.
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    11. Treating Infantile Spasms with High-Dose Oral Corticosteroids: A Retrospective Review of 87 Children. Pediatr Neurol. 2018 10; 87:30-35. Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Stafstrom CE, Stanfield AC, Kossoff EH. PMID: 30501887.
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    12. Recurrent Dysarthria and Ataxia in a Young Girl. JAMA Neurol. 2018 01 01; 75(1):125-126. Romba M, González-Giraldo E, Levy M. PMID: 29084308.
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    13. Scoring system for periventricular leukomalacia in infants with congenital heart disease. Pediatr Res. 2015 Sep; 78(3):304-9. McCarthy AL, Winters ME, Busch DR, Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Ko TS, Lynch JM, Schwab PJ, Xiao R, Buckley EM, Vossough A, Licht DJ. PMID: 25996891; PMCID: PMC4775272.
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    14. Brachial plexus injury mimicking a spinal-cord injury. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2010 Dec; 1(3):51-4. Macyszyn LJ, Gonzalez-Giraldo E, Aversano M, Heuer GG, Zager EL, Schuster JM. PMID: 22956928; PMCID: PMC3427963.
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