Jean E. Cibula, M.D.

Jean Cibula, MD, is an Assistant Professor and the Division Chief for Epilepsy. Dr. Cibula received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her neurology residency at the University of Florida where she also completed a fellowship in epilepsy and behavioral neurology. Before returning to UF as an assistant professor, Dr. Cibula was an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Kentucky and acting director of the UK Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, then director of the Mt. Carmel Epilepsy Program and a private practice neurologist in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Cibula is board certified in Adult Neurology with a subspecialty certification in Epilepsy (ABPN) and Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN). Her clinical and research interests include women’s and adolescent issues in epilepsy, surgical evaluation and management of epilepsy, new onset seizures and electrocorticography and brain mapping.

Dr. Cibula has served on the board of the Florida Society for Neurology. Dr. Cibula is the co-author of more than 20 refereed publications and 6 book chapters related to the topic of epilepsy. She has given numerous presentations and lectures on local, regional and national platforms regarding the advances of epilepsy.

Clinical Interests

Refractory Epilepsy
ICU monitoring
Epilepsy Surgery
Women’s Issues

Research Interests

Drug studies
Behavioral neurology in Epilepsy
EEG education

Teaching Interests

Resident and fellow education
Cross disciplinary training in EEG

Awards and Recognitions

Castle Connolly Top Doctor- 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
America’s Top Physicians (Consumers’ Research Council of America) – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Best Doctors in America (peer selected) – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
UFHealth Shands Physician Recognition Award for excellence in Patient Care, Service or Advocacy by a Physician (top 1% of UF physicians) – 2016
Customer Service Key Award – 9/2012, 2/2015, 11/2015, 12/2016
UF Exemplary Teacher – 2011

Medical Education

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH  – 1991


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  – 1992


Neurology Residency, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  – 1995


Behavioral Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  – 1997

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (Fellow)
American Epilepsy Society
American Medical Association
Florida Society of Neurology

Selected Publications

Vasilopoulos T, Chau DF, Bensalem-Owen M, Cibula JE, Fahy BG: Prior podcast experience moderates efficacy of electroencephalography. Anesth Analg 2015 Apr 2. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25839181.

Fahy BG, Bensalem-Owen M, Vasilopoulos T, Cibula JE, Ozrazgat-Baslanti T, Chau DF. Podcast model for medical student electroencephalogram instruction. Med Sci Educ 2015; 25 (2): 113-117.

EM Dunbar, Z Peng-Chen, JE Cibula, MS Okun. Malignant Brain Tumors, Secondary Parkinsonism, and Potential Treatments (submitted)

DJ Conrado, M Bewernitz, M Ding, J Cibula, C Seubert, SK Sy, S Eisenschenk, H Derendorf. Electroencephalogram Effects of Armodafinil: Comparison with Behavioral Alertness. J Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Oct;53(10):1058-71.

Marino SE, Pakhomov SV, Han S, Anderson KL, Ding M, Eberly LE, Loring DW, Hawkins-Taylor C, Rarick JO, Leppik IE, Cibula JE, Birnbaum AK. The effect of topiramate plasma concentration on linguistic behavior, verbal recall and working memory. Epilepsy Behav. 2012 Jul;24(3):365-72.

ML Cohen, RH Rozensky , ZZ Zlatar , RN Averbuch , JE Cibula. Posttraumatic stress disorder caused by the misattribution of seizure-related experiential responses. Epilepsy and Behavior 19 (2010) 652–655.

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