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Renata Chalfin, MD

Renata Chalfin, MD

Renata Chalifin, MDRenata Chalfin, MD is a board-certified neurologist practicing in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Chalfin was raised in Boca Raton. She received her education and training at Cornell University, Johns Hopkins, UCF, and the University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Chalfin was a young child when her family immigrated to Florida from the former Soviet Union. Dr. Chalfin feels a personal connection to the Boca Raton community. She was the Salutatorian at Olympic Heights High School.

Dr. Chalfin graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Education. It was when she was immersed in medicine while studying for a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins that she discovered that treating patients was her passion. Dr. Chalfin had a full-tuition scholarship to medical school at the University of Central Florida. She moved back down to South Florida to complete her internship and neurology residency at the University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Throughout her training, Dr. Chalfin has been passionate about treating patients, improving the quality of care, educating others, and conducting research. Now, back in her hometown, she is ready to give back to the community that raised her.

 

Specialties
Seizures, Alzheimer’s, Stroke, Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis

Board Certifications
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Medical Interests 
Neurologic issues in women, dizziness, vertigo, stiffness or spasticity, imbalance and coordination difficulties, numbness, tingling, or burning pain.

Education
Cornell University
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, with minors in Neuroscience and Education
Graduated with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Graduate/Medical:
University of Central Florida (UCF)
Medical Doctor, Alpha Omega Alpha

Johns Hopkins
First-year coursework toward Ph.D., Pathobiology, Young Scholar Award

Residency
Residency in Neurology
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

Internship in Internal Medicine
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

Memberships
American Academy of Neurology
Florida Medical Association

Awards & Accolades
Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Central Florida
Outstanding Senior Award, Academic Excellence Awards, UCF
Full-tuition merit-based scholarship, University of Central Florida
Fred and Ruth Kort Young Scholar Award, Johns Hopkins
Phi Beta Kappa, Cornell University
Hughes Scholar for summer research, Cornell University

Publications (Journals)

1. Saini V, Chalfin R, Leon J, Margolesky J (2019). Pearls & Oy-sters: Bismuth neurotoxicity from use of topical bismuth dressing for burns. Neurology, 92 (14), 680-681.
2. Sun Q, Hall EC, Huang Y, Chen P, Dibadj K, Murawski M, Shraybman R, Van Kirk K, Tang V, Peng R, Patton P, Clare-Salzler MJ, Kaplan B, Segev D, Womer KL (2012). Pre-transplant myeloid dendritic cell deficiency associated with cytomegalovirus infection and death after kidney transplantation. Transpl Infect Dis., 14(6), 618-625.
3. Womer K, Huang Y, Herren H, Dibadj K, Peng R, Murawski M, Shraybman R, Patton P, Clare-Salzler M, Kaplan B (2010). Dendritic Cell Deficiency Associated With Development of BK Viremia and Nephropathy in Renal Transplant Recipients. Transplantation, 89(1), 115-123.
4. Regan AD, Shraybman R, Cohen RD, Scott FA, Whittaker GR (2008). Differential role for low pH and cathepsin-mediated cleavage of the viral spike protein during entry of serotype II feline coronaviruses. Veterinary Microbiology, 132(3-4), 235-48.

Posters Presented 
1. Shraybman R, Rodriguez A, Compson J, Jacobs DM. Effect of an 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program on Working Memory in Medical Students. Poster presentation, UCF COM FIRE MiniConference, March 2012.
2. Comi A, Shraybman R, Ferenc LM, Lehman C. Low-Dose Aspirin Use Survey in Sturge-Weber Syndrome. Poster at the 2008 Child Neurology Society Meeting, Santa Clara, CA, November 2008. O

Oral Presentations 
1. Shraybman R, Chu VC, Whittaker GW. Developing SARS-Permissive Cells to Determine the Fusion Domains on the SARS Spike Protein. Oral presentation at Cornell Hughes Scholar Program, 2006.
2. Shraybman R, Murawski MR, Womer KL. In Vivo DC Transduction with Adv/hIL-10 Improves Disease in EAE. Winner of the 2nd Place Award at Florida Symposium. Represented FL at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, Baltimore, MD, April 2004.

Accepts New Patients
Yes

Insurance 
List of insurance plans accepted

Languages
English

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Location
9970 Central Park Boulevard, Suite 207
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Phone: (561) 482-1027
Fax: (561) 482-1028

Hours
Monday – Wednesday:
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday:
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

 

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Renata Chalfin, MD is a neurologist located in Boca Raton, Florida. You can contact her office at (561) 482-1027.

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