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José A. Ferreira, MDJAF 2017 (1)

Dr. Ferreira completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Connecticut and Yale University affiliated hospitals. Dr. Ferreira then moved on to complete his adult neurology training at Long Island Jewish Hospital and his pediatric neurology training at Schneider Children’s Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in epilepsy and electroencephalography at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Dr. Ferreira began his clinical research during his adult neurology residency, where he participated in a protocol involving a new treatment for stroke. While at the University of Miami, he started participating in clinical trials for antiepileptic treatments, including new medications and vagal nerve stimulator. To date, Dr. Ferreira has been principal investigator in over 60 multicenter clinical trials in the areas of epilepsy, migraine and neurobehavioral disorders in infants, children and adolescents. His participation in these multicenter research studies has provided significant information necessary for the FDA approval of more than 12 medications for treatment in these areas.     

Since moving to the Tampa Bay area, Dr. Ferreira has been active in the community and has played a role as consultant to Children’s Medical Services (CMS); associate adjunct professor at the University of South Florida (USF) School of Medicine; Chief of Pediatric Neurology at St. Joseph’s Children's Hospital; attending physician at Tampa General Hospital (TGH); and as a member of the comprehensive epilepsy center at TGH/USF. His practice has always been actively involved not only in teaching medical students, residents and nurse practitioners, but also medical assistants and electrodiagnostics students from local schools. He continues to enjoy teaching through didactic lectures and hands on experience in clinical practice and hospital rounds. Dr. Ferreira has also served as examiner for the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ACNS).

In Practice Since:
1994

Primary Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology
Epilepsy

Medical Education:
Doctor of Medicine: 1986
Universidad Central del Este (UCE) - Dominican Republic

Pre-Med Education:
Bachelor of Science in Biology: 1982
State University of New York (SUNY), Old Westbury, NY

Residencies:
Pediatric Neurology: 1993
Schneider Children's Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY

Adult Neurology: 1991
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY

General Pediatrics: 1990
University of Connecticut and Yale University School of Medicine affiliated hospitals

Fellowship Training:
Epilepsy/Electroencephalography: 1994
University of Miami School of Medicine

Pediatric Neurology:
Schneider Children's Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY: 1993

Academic Appointments:
Associate Clinical Professor Pediatrics/Neurology: 1994
University of South Florida School of Medicine

Board Certifications:
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology: 1997

Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology: 1994 with recertification in 2014

Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified in Epilepsy: 2014

Memberships:
American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society
Child Neurology Society
Fellow member of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society

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Carmen I. Ferreira, MDCIF (2) 2017

Dr. Carmen Ferreira has been practicing at PENS since 2005. Her specific areas of clinical interest are ADHD, headaches and autism, however she has treated children with a variety of neurological difficulties. She has vast experience working with culturally diverse families and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Dr. Ferreira also enjoys teaching both medical and nursing students.

In Practice Since:

2005

Primary Specialty:
Pediatric Neurology

Specific Areas of Interests:
Headache
ADHD
Autism

Medical Education:
Doctor of Medicine: 1994
Universidad Central de Este (UCE), Dominican Republic

Residencies:
General Pediatrics: 2000-2002
Nassau County University Medical Center

Pediatric Neurology: 2002-2005
Schneider Children's Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY

Languages Spoken:
English
Spanish
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Dr. Chung has been practicing child neurology for more than 20 years. She graduated medical school from the University of the Philippines and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She had further training at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to complete her child neurology fellowship.

Dr. Chung then went on to complete her clinical neurophysiology (EEG) fellowship at the University of Pittsburg Health Sciences Center. Subsequently, she joined the faculty of West Virginia University Medical School where she worked for four years. Prior to her move to Tampa, she was practicing and supervising pediatric residents at the St. Joseph’s Children Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey. She is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric neurology and clinical neurophysiology. She joined Pediatric Epilepsy & Neurology Specialists in 2005.

Medical Education:
Doctor of Medicine University of the Philippines

Residency:
Pediatrics: 1985
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Fellowship Training:
Clinical Neurophysiology: 1989
University of Pittsburgh Health Center

Pediatric Neurology: 1988
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Board Certifications:
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology: 1992
American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry with Special Qualification in Child Neurology with added Qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology: 1992
Diplomate American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry with Special Qualification in Child Neurology: 1989
Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics: 1988

Affiliations:
Child Neurology Society
American Academy of Neurology

Publications:
Cerebral White Matter Changes Suggesting Leukodystrophy in Ataxia Telangiectasia: 1994
Spontaneous Intracranial Hemorrhage: A Very Late Delayed Effect of Radiation Therapy: 1992
Effect of Puberty on Seizures: 1989
Etiology of Seizures in Asthmatic Children: 1988

 


 

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In Practice Since:
2010 

Primary Specialty:
Pediatric Neurology

Secondary Specialty:
Sleep Medicine

Medical Education:
University of South Alabama College of Medicine: 2005
Medical Degree

Pre-Med Education:
University of South Alabama: 2001
Bachelor's Biomedical Sciences

Residency:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation: 2010
Pediatric Neurology

Fellowship:
University Hospital Case Medical Center: 2011
Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications:
Sleep Medicine: 2011
Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology: 2010

Affiliations:
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Sleep Medicine

  


 

Edgard O. Andrade, MD

In Practice Since:
2006

Primary Specialties:

Pediatric Neurology
Epilepsy

Medical Education:
Doctor of Medicine: 1994
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Pre-Med Education:
Medical Microbiology 1987
Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia

Residencies:
Pediatric Neurology: 2005
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

General Pediatrics: 2002
Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center-

Fellowship Training:
Epilepsy/Electroencephalography: 2006
Miami Children’s Hospital

Pediatric Neurology:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2005

Board Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics: 2002, recertified 2009

Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology: 2009

Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certified in Epilepsy: 2014

Memberships:
American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society
Child Neurology Society
Society for Neurosciences
American Academy of Pediatrics
Professors in Child Neurology

 


 

April L. Green, ARNP, FNP-BCApril web 2017

In 2010, Ms. Green earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida and is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She loves working with children and is especially interested in treating children with ADHD and headaches. “There is nothing more gratifying than making a positive difference, academically, behaviorally and socially, in the lives of children and their families affected by these illnesses.” She is a current member of the American Headache Society and continues to stay up-to-date on current evidence based practice guidelines by attending medical conferences and in-office programs, and by completing on-line continuing education courses.  When Ms. Green is not busy working in the office, she is keeping busy with her two young sons and all that having little boys entails.

In Practice Since:
2010 

Specific Practice Areas of Interest:
Headache
ADHD 

Undergraduate School Education:
Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Med with Minor in Chemistry: 1998
Barry University, Miami Shores

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): 2004
University of North Florida, Jacksonville
Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Graduate School Education:
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN): 2010
University of South Florida, Tampa

Board Certifications:
American Nurses Credentialing Center Family Nurse Practitioner: 2010
Recertified 2015 

Professional Memberships:
American Headache Society: 2014
American Association of Nurse Practitioners: 2015

 


 

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In Practice Since:
2011 

Specific Areas of Interest:
Epilepsy
ADHD

Graduate School Education:
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): 2010
University of South Florida

Board Certifications:
Family Nurse Practitioner: 2010

Languages Spoken:
English
Spanish

 


 

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Adelene was born and raised in Northwest Indiana and moved to Florida in 2004. She worked as a nurse and certified diabetes educator for 17 years prior to becoming a pediatric nurse practitioner in 2009. She completed her Master’s degree in nursing at University of Central Florida in 2009 and her Doctorate in nursing at the University of Florida in 2012. Adelene has a special interest in education and research.  She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).  Her goal is to provide patients and their families with the information and skills needed to lead healthy lives.  She is happily married with three children.  She enjoys scrapbooking, singing, and spending time with her family.

 

 


 

Katie 2017​Katharine Quinn, ARNP, CPNP

Ms. Quinn joined PENS in 2017 and is a recent graduate of the University of South Florida Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program, where she maintained a 4.0 GPA. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of South Florida and a bachelor of science in health science from the University of Florida. 

 

 

 

 

 


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Felicia Ferreira, DHSc, MBA, LMHC, NBCCFeliciaWeb2

"We care about our patients and their families". Felicia has been assisting children and families while working as the group administrator for over ten years. After furthering her education as a licensed mental health counselor, her interest continues to be working with children, adolescents, and families to assist in improving their family environment. Felicia’s goal is to continue evolving the health care group to offer additional services that supports children and families in the community, now including a behavioral health services department.  

  

In Practice Since:

2003
 

Undergraduate education:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.): 2001

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

 

Graduate School Education:

Master of Science in Business Administration (M.B.A): 2009

Minor: Health Care Administration

Argosy University of Tampa (AUT)

 

Master of Science in Psychology (M.S.): 2013

Minor: Mental Health Counseling

Nova Southeastern University (NSU)

 

Professional Education:

Doctor of Health Science (DHSc): 2015

Nova Southeastern University (NSU)

 

Doctoral Education: Conflict Resolution in Healthcare, Health Care for Diverse population, Community Health Promotion and Prevention, Health Care Policy, Planning and Management, Health Care Law, Professionalism and Health Care Ethics, Leadership in Healthcare, Patient safety, Health Care Informatics, Research Methods, Alternative and Complementary Medicine, International Health Care System, Doctoral Analysis, Practicum and Internship, among others.

 

Board Certifications:
National Board for Certified Counselors: 2016

Trainings and Memberships

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents at the Beck Institute in Pennsylvania

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) at Albert Ellis Institute of New York

American mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA)


Languages Other Than English:

Spanish

 

 


 

Dr. SaibleShivani K. Saible, Ph.D.

Dr. Saible earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from St. John's University. She specialized in Clinical Neuropsychology, completing her internship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and her fellowship at Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Saible also completed training at NYU Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.  She has been practicing as a clinical neuropsychologist in Florida since 2015, providing evaluations to children, adolescents, and adults with neurological, developmental, and psychiatric disorders. Types of evaluations include ADHD, academic, gifted testing, psychological, neuropsychological, and pre-surgical. 

In Practice Since:
2012

Primary Specialty:

Clinical Neuropsychology

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology: 2012
St. John's University, Queens, NY

En-Route Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
St. John's University, Queens, NY

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Minor in Business Administration
Boston University, Boston, MA

Fellowship Training:
Clinical Neuropsychology: 2012-2014
Cornell Medical Center

Memberships:
American Psychological Association