Department of Neurology

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Director, USF/TGH Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

2 Tampa General Circle
7th Floor,
Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: (813) 259-0892
Fax: (813) 259-8551
Email: sbenbadi@health.usf.edu

Selim R. Benbadis, M.D.

Epilepsy & Electroencephalography (EEG) – Sleep Medicine
Professor

Education

Medical School: Universite de Nice Faculte de Medecine, France
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Internal Medicine)
Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Neurology)
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Epilepsy/EEG/Sleep Medicine)

Interests

Clinical Interests:
• Seizures & epilepsy that are difficult to diagnose or difficult to treat
• intractable epilepsy
• EEG
• epilepsy surgery

Research Interests:
• Seizures & epilepsy that are difficult to diagnose or difficult to treat
• intractable epilepsy
• EEG, epilepsy surgery
• medical education
• medical writing and editing

Board Certification(s)
• American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
• American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Clinical Neurophysiology - added qualification)
• American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (Clinical Neurophysiology)
• American Board of Sleep Medicine (Sleep Medicine)

Specialties:
• Epilepsy
• EEG
• Sleep Medicine

Selected Publications

Benbadis SR et al. Open letter (and invitation) to the pharmaceutical industry: "no, we cannot just present your slide deck …". Epilepsy Behav 2010;19:544-5. Epub 2010 Sep 15. No abstract available. PMID:20833110

Benbadis SR, Chen S, Melo M. What's shaking in the ICU? The differential diagnosis of seizures in the intensive care setting. Epilepsia 2010;51:2338-40. PMID:20738384

Benbadis SR. The tragedy of over-read EEGs and wrong diagnoses of epilepsy. Expert Rev Neurother 2010;10:343. PMID:20217964

Benbadis SR et al. Interrater reliability of EEG-video monitoring. Neurology 2009;73:843-6. PMID:19752450

Benbadis SR. Use and abuse of stat EEG. Expert Rev Neurother 2008;8:865-8. PMID:18505350.