Jean E. Cibula, MD

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Dr Jean Cibula holds the BJ and Eve Wilder Professorship in Epilepsy at the University of Florida. Dr. Wilder is a retired longtime University of Florida faculty member from the Department of Neurology and the Gainesville VA Medical Center who performed pioneering research in epilepsy pharmaceuticals and epileptogenesis. Dr Cibula grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University and was trained in epilepsy and behavioral neurology at the University of Florida. She was on the faculty at the University of Kentucky as well as in private practice in Columbus, Ohio prior to her move back to the University of Florida.

Dr Cibula is a fellow of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society and the American Epilepsy Society, and is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, and has served on the board of the Florida Society for Neurology. She served two terms as an officer of the UF College of Medicine Faculty Council from 2012-1018.

She has received several awards for exemplary resident and medical student teaching.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Cibula’s clinical interests are in medically refractory epilepsy and in surgical treatments for epilepsy. She is also interested in women’s and adolescent issues and cognitive effects of epilepsy and its treatment. She collaborates with physicians in a number of other services and departments on EEG education, intraoperative cortical mapping for tumors and epilepsy, and provides long-term EEG monitoring in the critical care setting.

Research Interests

Dr Cibula is involved in new drug studies for epilepsy and has a particular interest in  the behavioral neurology/epilepsy overlap.

Teaching Interests

Resident and fellow education and cross disciplinary training in EEG.

Awards and Recognitions

Recognized as Top 3 Neurologists by Three Best Rated®, 2018
Castle Connolly Top Doctor- 2014 – 2018
Castle Connolly Top Doctor – Exceptional Women in Medicine 2017
Castle Connolly Top Doctor – Regional Top Doctor 2017
UF Health Shands Physician Recognition Award for excellence in Patient Care, Service or Advocacy by a Physician (top 1% of UF physicians) – 2016

Medical Education

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH  (1991)


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL  (1992)


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

Jones TE, Cibula JE, Bohannon D, Seubert CN. Not Everything That Shakes Is a Seizure: A Case Report. A A Case Rep. 2017 Dec 28.

Vasilopoulos T, Chau DF, Bensalem-Owen M, Cibula JE, Fahy BG. Prior Podcast Experience Moderates Improvement in Electroencephalography Evaluation After Educational Podcast Module. Anesth Analg. 2015 Sep;121(3):791-7.

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.

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.

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Contact Information

Department of Neurology
Box 100236
Gainesville, FL 32610
(352) 273-5550 (phone)
(352) 273-5575 (fax)