Maria José Bruzzone, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Phone: (352) 273-5550
Fax: (352) 273-5575
Department of Neurology
Room L3-100, McKnight Brain Institute
1149 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL. 32611
Dr. Maria Bruzzone received her medical degree from the Universidad de la República, Uruguay. She pursued a neurology residency at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, which she completed in 2016. She is currently completing her fellowship training in Neurophysiology/Epilepsy at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Dr. Bruzzone also participated in different short-term training programs such as the J. Kiffin Penry Epilepsy Education Programs and Minifellow Network: Resident Program in Epilepsy, North Carolina (2014); the Neurology Residency Epilepsy Program in Orlando, Miami (2015); the Neurologist in training Clinical Ethics Elective of the American Academy of Neurology (2015-2016) and the Epilepsy-Patient Oriented Research Training (EpiPORT) program of the American Epilepsy Society (2016).
Dr. Bruzzone is board certified in neurology and board eligible in neurophysiology and epilepsy. She is fluent in Spanish (native speaker).
Management of status epilepticus and ICU EEG monitoring
MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy for the treatment of medically refractory epilepsy
The ethics of the legal regulations for patients with epilepsy
Awards and Recognitions
American Epilepsy Society EPIPORT (EPILEPSY-PATIENT ORIENTED RESEARCH TRAINING) program award, 2016-2017
American Epilepsy Society Fellows Program Award, 2016
Award for highest RITE score, 2016
Loyola University Medical Center. American Academy of Neurology: Neurologist in training clinical ethics elective, 2015
Award for best quality assurance project: “Analysis of stroke code activation”. Brumlik symposium. Department of Neurology. Loyola University Medical Center, 2015
Professional Society Affiliations
American Epilepsy Society (2016-present)
American Academy of Neurology, Member (2013- Present)
Uruguay Medical Association (SMU), Member (2009-Present)
Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2010
Department of Medicine, Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood IL, 2013
Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL 2016
Electrophysiology/Epilepsy Fellowship, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2017
Bruzzone MJ, Ortiz J. Chapter. Miopatías Inflamatorias. In: Enfermedades autoinmunes sistémicas, clínica, diagnóstico y tratamiento. Unidad de Enfermedades Autoinmunes Sistémicas de la Clínica Médica “C” del Hospital de Clínicas, Montevideo, Uruguay. 1st 3 Edition 2017. (Inflammatory Myopathies – Systemic autoimmune diseases, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment). In Press
Ortiz J, Bruzzone MJ. Chapter. Abordaje del paciente con debilidad muscular. In: Enfermedades autoinmunes sistémicas, clínica, diagnóstico y tratamiento. Unidad de Enfermedades Autoinmunes Sistémicas de la Clínica Médica “C” del Hospital de Clínicas, Montevideo, Uruguay. 1st Edition 2017. (Aproach to the patient with weakness – Systemic autoimmune diseases, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment). In Press
Bruzzone, Maria Jose, Rick Gill, and Sean Ruland. “Teaching NeuroImages: Aphasia after infarction of the left pulvinar nucleus.” Neurology 87.8 (2016): e82-e82.
Bruzzone, Maria MD, Caceres, Fernando MD, Fustinoni, Osvaldo MD, Biller, Jose MD, “Neuroreabilitacion del paciente con enfermedad cerebrovascular”. Capitulo 35, Tratado de Neurologia Clinica, Federico Micheli (Edit), segunda edición. (Forthcoming)