Our Providers
Erasmo A. Passaro, M.D.
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

    
Erasmo A. Passaro, M.D.
 
 

Office Location(s):

Florida Center for Neurology


1607 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida   33704-4226
Location Phone: 727-329-8833
Location Fax: 727-329-8840

My Phone: 727-329-8833
Fax: 727-329-8840

Accepting new patients:
I am accepting new patients.

Primary Specialty:
Neurology

Other Specialties:
Neurophysiology
Epilepsy
Sleep Medicine

Undergraduate Education:
University of Chicago, BA in  Biology with Honors, 1984
Medical Education:
UNDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, 1988
Internships:
UCLA San Fernando Valley Program, Internal Medicine, 1989

Residency:
University of California, San Diego Psychiatry, 1989-1990
UCLA Reed Neurological Institute, Neurology, 1990-1993

Fellowship:
UCLA Reed Neurological Institute, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, 1993-1995

Academic Appointments:

Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Bayfront Medical Center, St Petersburg, Florida, 2002-present
Associate Professor of Neurology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, 2004-2007
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director, Adult Epilepsy Laboratory, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1998 –2002
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology and Tampa General Hospital Epilepsy Center, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, 1995-1997
 

Board Certifications:
Diplomate, American Board Of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification in Neurology with added qualification in Epilepsy, 2013-2023

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with added qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology, Maintenance of Certification, 2007-2017
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Recertification, 2005-2015
Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine, 2004
Diplomate, United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties with certification in the subspecialty of Neuroimaging, 2009-2019
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with added qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology, 1997
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification in Neurology with added qualification in Sleep Medicine, 2007-2017
Diplomate, AmericanBoard of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1995
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, 1994

In Practice Since:
1995

Honors and Awards:

America's Top Physicians, 2009
Florida Super Doctors, 2009
Best Doctors in America, 2007-2009
AMA Physician Recognition Award, 1997-2003, 2006-2009
Top Doctors, 2008
Physician and Technology Award, 2003
Florida Business Association, 2003
Epilepsy Foundation of America Clinical/Research Grant, 1993
Augustus S. Rose Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1993
UMDNJ Summer Research Fellowship, 1986
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Summer Research Fellowship, 1986
UMDNJ Summer Research Fellowship, 1985 Sigma Xi scientific paper competition, 3rd place, 1984
Edmondson Summer Research Fellowship, 1981-1983

Publications:

BOOK CHAPTERS AND CASE REPORTS
Passaro EA. An unusual case of epilepsia partialis continua due to a brain abscess. In 100 Cases of Epilepsy, Ed. by D Schmidt & SC Schachter. Martin Dunitz Press, London. 2nd Edition. 2008.
Kutluay E, Beydoun A and Passaro EA. Personality and Mood Changes without alteration of awareness in a case of nonconvulsive frontal lobe status epilepticus of frontal lobe origin. In 100 Cases of Epilepsy, Ed. by D Schmidt & SC Schachter. Martin Dunitz Press, London 2nd Edition. 2008. In Press.
Passaro EA and Diaz-Arrastia R. Neuroimaging in Epilepsy Surgery. E Medicine Neurology. September 29, 2006.
Passaro EA and Jobe KW. Identification of Potential Surgical Candidates. E-Medicine Neurology. April 12, 2006 vol 2 # 8.
Passaro EA . Pre-surgical Evaluation of Patients with Medically Intractable Epilepsy. E-Medicine Neurology May 15, 2006; vol2 #7.
Passaro EA , Minecan D, Jobe KW and Clement VL. Epilepsy Surgery Outcome. E-Medicine Neurology. July 18, 2006; vol 2 #9.
Passaro EA. Psychiatric Co-Morbidity in Epilepsy. Primary Psychiatry. October 2003.
Passaro EA. Alcohol related seizures: role for Lorazepam? Commentary on “Lorazepam for the prevention recurrent seizures related to alcohol”. Neurology Network Commentary 1999;3:281-284.
Passaro EA. An unusual case of epilepsia partialis continua due to a brain abscess. In 100 Cases of Epilepsy, Ed. by D Schmidt & SC Schachter. Martin Dunitz Press, London. Chapter 36:137-141. 2001.
Kutluay E, Beydoun A and Passaro EA. Personality and Mood Changes without alteration of awareness in a case of nonconvulsive frontal lobe status epilepticus of frontal lobe origin. In 100 Cases of Epilepsy, Ed. by D Schmidt & SC Schachter. Martin Dunitz Press, London Chapter 76:286-290. 2001.
Beydoun A and Passaro EA. Anti-Epileptic Drugs and Psychiatry. In Psychiatric Issues in Epilepsy: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment. Edited by Ettinger A and Kanner A. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; New York 2001.


PUBLICATIONS IN SCIENTIFIC PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
Mintzer S, Nasreddine W, Passaro EA, , Beydoun A. Predictive Value of EEG Following Epilepsy Surgery. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology 2005; 22:410-414.
Kutluay E, Beattie J, Passaro EA et al. Diagnostic and Localizing Value of Ictal SPECT in Patients with Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus. Epilepsy and Behavior 2005;6(2):212-7.
R Rausch, PhD, S Kraemer, BA, C Pietras, BA, M Le, PhD, BG Vickrey, MD, MPH, EA Passaro, MD Early and Late Cognitive Changes Following Temporal Lobe Surgery for Epilepsy. Neurology 2003;25:951-959.
Rose A, Bazil CW, Boggs J, Ficker DM, Gilliam FG, McCabe P, Moore LJ, Passaro EA and Smith B. Occurrence of seizure clusters and status epilepticus during inpatient video-EEG monitoring. Neurology 2003; 60:975-978.
Buchtel HA, Passaro EA , Selwa LM, Gomez-Hassan D, Ryan K, Deveikis J. Brevital as an anesthetic in the WADA test for language and memory. Epilepsia 2002;43:1056-61.
Beth A. Malow, M.D., M.S., Erasmo A. Passaro, M.D., Cassandra Milling, M.D, Daniela Minecan, M.D, and Kirk Levy, M.D. Sleep Deprivation Does Not Affect Seizure Frequency during Long Term Monitoring. Neurology 2002;59:1371-1374.
Beydoun A and Passaro EA. Appropriate Use of Medications for Seizures. Post Graduate Medicine 2002; 111(1):69-82.
Kutluay E, Passaro EA, Gomez-Hassan D, Beydoun A. Clinical and EEG Features of patients with Midline Spikes. Epilepsia 2001;42(12):1563-1568.
Tatum IV WO, Winters L, Gieron M, Passaro EA, Benbadis S, Ferreira J, Liporace J. Outpatient Seizure Identification: Results of 502 Patients Using Computer-Assisted Ambulatory EEG. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2001 Jan;18(1):14-19.
Levine SP, Huggins JE, BeMent SL, Kushwaha RK, Schuh LA, Rohde MM, Passaro EA, Ross DA, Elisevich KV, Smith BJ. "A Direct Brain Interface Based on Event-Related Potentials." IEEE Transactions on Rehab. Eng.2000;8:180-185.
Levine SP, Huggins JE, Bement SL, Kushwaha RK, Schuh LA, Passaro EA, Rohde MM, Ross DA. Identification of electrocorticogram patterns as the basis for a direct brain interface. J Clin Neurophysiol 1999;16(5):439-447.
Huggins JE, Levine SP, Bement SL, Kushwaha RK, Schuh LA, Passaro EA, Rohde MM, Ross DA, Elisevich KV, Smith BJ. Detection of event-related potentials for development of a direct brain interface. J Clin Neurophysiol 1999;16(5):448-455.
Tatum WO 4th, Passaro  EA, Elia M, Guerrini R, Gieron  M, Genton P. Seizures in Klinefelter's Syndrome. Ped Neurol 1998;19:275-278.
Dewar S, Passaro EA, Fried. Chronic intracranial monitoring: indications and prevention of complications. J Neuroscience Nursing 1996;28:280-284.
Savic I, Altschuler L, Passaro EA, Baxter L, Engel J Jr. Localized cerebellar hypometabolism in patients with complex partial seizures. Epilepsia 1996;37:781-787.
Passaro EA, Gudelsky GA, Meltzer HY. The biphasic effect of acute and chronic dexamethasone treatment on the serotonergic stimulation of prolactin secretion in the rat. Endocrine Research 1987;13:173-182.
Gudelsky GA, Passaro EA, Meltzer HY. Delayed activation of tuberoinfundibular dopamine neurons and suppression of prolactin secretion in the rat after morphine administration. J Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 1983;236:641-645.
Gudelsky GA, PassaroEA, Meltzer HY. Effect of dopamine agonists TL-99 and 3-PPP, on prolactin secretion in the rat. European Journal of pharmacology 1983;90:423-425.