Carolina Maciel

Carolina Maciel MD, MSCR

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-5550
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About Carolina Maciel

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. Subsequently, she obtained a Masters of Science in Clinical Research at Medical University of South Carolina.

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

Honors & Awards

Junior Scholar Award and Pilot Grant
2019 · Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
TRANSCENDS Scholarship – Training in Research for Academic Neurologists to Sustain Careers and Enhance the Numbers of Diverse Scholars
2017 · American Academy of Neurology
Resident Teaching Award
2014 · Weill Cornell Medical College
Distinguished Housestaff Award
2013 · Weill Cornell Medical College

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Neurocritical Care
United Council of Neurological Specialties

Clinical Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Brain herniation
  • Seizures
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Profile

Dr. Maciel is the director of research for the neurocritical care division and the founding member of the Cardiac Arrest Resource Team. 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 depolarization) after acute brain injuries. Dr. Maciel is working to elucidate mechanisms of secondary brain injury following cardiac arrest and therapies for post-anoxic status epilepticus.


2018 Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
2018 Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology
2018 Current Treatment Options in Neurology
2017 Handbook Of Clinical Neurology
2017 Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology
2016 Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
2015 ˜The œNeurohospitalist (Print)
2015 ˜The œNeurohospitalist (Print)


April 2019ACTIVE
Neurotherapeutics Symposium 2019 accelerating the pace of translation in neurological emergencies by enhancing diverse workforce in neuroscience and promoting transdisciplinary team science
NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS · Principal Investigator


Medical University of South Carolina
Critical Care Encephalography
Yale New Haven Hospital
Neurocritical Care Fellowship
Yale New Haven Hospital
Neurology Residency
New York-Presbyterian Hospital & Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College
New York-Presbyterian Hospital & Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College
Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil