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Carolina Maciel, MD

Carolina Maciel

Assistant Professor Neurocritical Care

Phone: (352) 273-5550
Fax: (352) 273-5575

Department of Neurology

Room L3-100, McKnight Brain Institute
1149 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL. 32611


Dr. Maciel is a neurointensivist with dedicated training in EEG monitoring in critically ill patients. Dr. Maciel received her medical degree with honors from Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil, and completed her Neurology residency at Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She subsequently moved to New Haven, where she underwent Neurocritical Care and ICU EEG fellowship training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Maciel’s interests include the humbling task of predicting neurologic outcome following acute brain injury, the mechanisms related to secondary brain injury in the neurocritically ill, and the critical care management of the potential organ donor. Dr. Maciel’s research focuses on improving neuroprognostication techniques and understanding the impact of cortical electrical phenomena (seizures and cortical spreading depression) after acute brain injuries.  Dr. Maciel is working to elucidate mechanisms responsible for transient neuronal dysfunction which could lead to delayed recovery, so that the ideal time window for neuroprognostication assessments can be reliably identified. 

As a native Brazilian, Dr. Maciel is fluent in Portuguese and enjoys spending time off soaking up the sunshine.

Education

June 2017 Critical Care Electrophysiology Fellow Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University New Haven, Connecticut
June 2016 Neurocritical Care Fellow Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University New Haven, Connecticut
June 2014 Neurology Residency New York-Presbyterian Hospital & Memorial  Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College New York, New York
June 2011 Internal Medicine Internship New York-Presbyterian Hospital & Memorial  Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College New York, New York
July 2009 MD Fluminense Federal University, School of Medicine Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Major Research Interests

Dr. Maciel’s research focuses on improving neuroprognostication techniques and understanding the impact of cortical electrical phenomena (seizures and cortical spreading depression) after acute brain injuries. She is working to elucidate mechanisms responsible for transient neuronal dysfunction which could lead to delayed recovery, so that she can identify the ideal time window for neuroprognostication assessments. The combined Neurocritical Care and Critical Care Electroencephalography training will provide her with the necessary expertise for the critical analysis of such electrical phenomena in order to become an independent investigator in the future.

Awards and Honors

Weill Cornell Medical College –  Neurology Resident Teaching Award 2014
Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council’s Distinguished Housestaff Award 2013

Selected Publications

  • Youn TS, Maciel CB, Greer DM. Cerebral Edema After Cardiac Arrest: Tell Tale Sign of Catastrophic Injury or a Treatable Complication? Neurocrit Care 2016 epub ahead of print
  • Merkler AE, Duggal, I, Kaunzner U, Maciel CB, Miller AM, Dinkin MJ. Rapidly Progressive Bilateral Optic Nerve and Retinal Infarcts due to Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis.  Neurol Clin Pract 2016 epub ahead of print
  • Maciel CB, Gilmore EJ Seizures and Epileptiform Patterns in SAH, Risk Factors and Their Relation to Outcomes. J Clin Neurophysiol 2016 pub ahead of print
  • Maciel CB, D’Amico RS, Gupta A The Reversal Sign: An Ominous Imaging Finding. Neurohospitalist 2015 Oct;5(4):251-2
  • Maciel CB, Sheth KN Malignant MCA Stroke: an Update on Surgical Decompression and Future Directions.  Curr Atheroscler Rep 2015 Jul;17(7):519
  • Maciel CB, Blond BN, Greer DM Internal Carotid Vasospasm during Mechanical Thrombectomy. J Neurol Neurophysiol 2015 Aug; 6:3
  • Merkler AE, Maciel CB, May AS, Vargas WS, Yohay K. Neuro-Behçet Disease in an African American Adolescent.  Neurohospitalist 2015 Jan; 5(1): 43–44
  • Wang E, Shirvalkar PR, Maciel CB, Merkler AE, Safdieh J, Gupta A. American Neuroborreliosis Presenting as Cranial Polyneuritis and Radiculoneuritis. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm 2014 Sep 4;1(3):e30
  • Couto AA, Maciel CB, Ciasca ES, Vasconcellos C, Teixeira B, Costa BGF, Kostolias AF,Coutinho AA, Pacheco AP. Infective Endocarditis in a Patient with Nephropathy – A Case Report. Rev Conduta Medica ANO IX / No. 33: 24-25, Jul, Aug, Sept 2007.