Physicians and Staff

  Surgeon, Fernando Vale, MD

Associate Professor and Surgical Director of the Epilepsy Center at the University of South Florida

Vice Chief of the Neurosciences Department at Tampa General Hospital

Fernando Vale, M.D. is an Associate Professor and Surgical Director of the Epilepsy Center at the University of South Florida, and Vice Chief of the Neurosciences Department at Tampa General Hospital.

Vale earned his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico. He served a one-year internship in general surgery and a five-year residency in neurosurgery at the University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham.

He is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and participated in many oral and poster presentations. He is a frequent guest speaker at symposiums and professional society meetings and has participated in numerous research studies and clinical trials.



  Moderator, Selim R. Benbadis, MD

Professor of Neurology in the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of South Florida

Director of the University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Dr. Benbadis is a French citizen, born in Paris. He obtained his MD at the University of Nice (Nice, France), where he completed a residency in Family Medicine. He then moved to the U.S., and completed his Neurology Residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he stayed an additional 2 years to complete a fellowship in Epilepsy, EEG, and Sleep Medicine. He is Board-certified in Neurology, Epilepsy & Clinical Neurophysiology, and Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Benbadis is currently Professor of Neurology in the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the University of South Florida. He is Director of the University of South Florida /Tampa General Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. His interests are in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy that is difficult to control, and he has authored over 70 article and book chapters. He also has a strong interest in medical writing and editing, and serves on several Editorial Boards. Finally, he has a strong interest in Education, serves as Faculty on numerous courses each year, and has received several teaching awards.



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