Jean E. Cibula, M.D.
Jean E. Cibula , M.D.
Epilepsy Division Chief
Wilder Family Professor for Epilepsy
Medical Director, Shands & UF EEG Laboratory
Joint Appointment at
J. Crayton Pruitt Family Biomedical Engineering as
Joint Appointment in Pediatrics
Phone: (352) 273-5550
Fax: (352) 273-5575
Department of Neurology
Room L3-100, McKnight Brain Institute
1149 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL. 32611
Jean Cibula, MD, is an Assistant Professor and Division Chief for Epilepsy in the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. 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 received several awards for her work including, Castle Connolly Top Doctor, America’s Top Physicians and from Consumer’s Research Council of America and two peer-selected Best Doctors in America awards . Dr. Cibula is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society and a fellow of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. She 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.
- Refractory Epilepsy
- ICU monitoring
- Epilepsy Surgery
- Women’s Issues
- Drug studies
- Behavioral neurology in Epilepsy
- EEG education
- 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|
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
American Academy of Neurology
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (Fellow)
American Epilepsy Society
American Medical Association
Florida Society of Neurology
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.