Alfred (Tom) Frontera, MD 

Academic Positions:   Assistant Professor, Dept. of Neurology, USF College of Medicine; Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital; Associate Residency Program Director, Dept. of Neurology, USF College of Medicine; Associate Medical Student Clerkship Director, Dept. of Neurology, USF College of Medicine; Advisor, Medical Student Interest Group in Neurology, USF College of Medicine.


Teaching Responsibilities:  Lecturer, MS III Neurology Clerkship; Director and Lecturer, Neurology Resident Board Review Series; Lecturer, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Lecture Series; Lecturer, Neuropsychology Post-doctoral Program; Facilitator, Weekly Neurology Morning Report (Medical Students and Residents).


Education:  BA, Biology, Harvard University; MD, University at Buffalo School of Medicine; Internship, Columbia University; Residency, Neurology, Columbia University; Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy, Columbia University; American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification in Adult Neurology.


Professional Activities: 

I am an Attending  Physician on the USF Neurology teaching services including the inpatient neurology, consult neurology, stroke and epilepsy services at TGH and the James A. Haley VA.  While I enjoy seeing patients with all varieties of neurological disorders, my particular expertise lies in the medical and surgical management of patients with epilepsy.  My research interests include post-traumatic epilepsy, management of status epilepticus, long term EEG monitoring in critically brain injured patients and sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP).  I am a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Florida Society of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society, and have recently served as Secretary of the MCOM faculty.


Faculty Council Goals: 

Ideally, the Faculty Council should function as the main line of direct communication between the faculty-at-large and our senior administrative leadership. During this time of leadership change in the Dean's office, I see an opportunity for the Faculty Council to become even more active in providing faculty input to the issues that are important to us such as protecting the educational and research missions of the MCOM while at the same time providing high quality and cost effective care to our patients. As Treasurer of the Faculty, I will strive to keep the faculty informed about how administrative policies affect our interests and our ability to fulfill our clinical, educational and research missions. Further, I will ensure our voices are heard and our interests considered when key policy decisions are made.


September 2013