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Carlos Gadia, MD

Carlos Gadia, MD

Carlos Gadia, MD - Pediatric Neurologist

Carlos Gadia, MD is a board-certified Pediatric Neurologist located in Weston, Florida. He graduated in 1980 from the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Dr. Gadia completed his residency in Neurology and Pediatric Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 1987. He did his fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology / Epilepsy at Boston Children’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School in 1987-88 and served as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School (1988).

Dr. Gadia was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (retired), a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (retired), and a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (retired). He was also one of the founders and past Associate-Director of the Dan Marino Center – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (1998 to 2022).

Dr. Gadia lectures extensively nationally and internationally (over 300 conferences given over the past 24 years). He has participated in several Autism NGOs in Brazil and in Latin America, either as a Medical Director or a member of their Scientific Committees.

Specialties
Pediatric Neurology

Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - ABPN

Medical Interests
Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Developmental delays, Childhood Epilepsy, Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Education
1975 to 1980 - Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Residency
1982 to 1987 - Neurology and Pediatric Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Fellowship
1987 to 1988 - Clinical Neurophysiology/ Epilepsy at Boston Children’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School

Memberships
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Academia IberoAmericana de Neurologia Pediatrica (AINP)
Associação Brasileira de Neurologia e Psiquiatria Infantil (ABENEPI)
Child Neurology Society (CNS)
International Child Neurology Association (ICNA)
International Society for Autism Research (INSAR)
Sociedade Brasileira de Neurologia Infantil (SBNI)

Accepts New Patients
Yes

Insurance
List of insurance plans accepted

Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish

Location 
2741 Executive Park Drive, Suite 3
Weston, FL 33331
Phone: (954) 289-5472
Fax: (954) 280-7204

Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Awards & Accolades
Awards:
Outstanding Clinician Award, 2012
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
University of Miami/ Nova Southeastern University

Prêmio NeuroSaber, 2o. NeuroMeeting. São Paulo, Brazil, 2018

Unicorn Children’s Foundation Community Inclusion Awards, 2018
Healthcare Provider of the Year

Unicorn Children’s Foundation Community Inclusion Awards, 2019
Nominated for the Healthcare Provider of the Year

Accolades/Nominations:
Instructor in Neurology, 07/88
Harvard Medical School

Member, Department of Neurology, 08/88 to 07/22
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, FL

Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor, 1990-2019
Miami Children’s Hospital
Department of Neurology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Member, Committee on Children with Disabilities, 1990-1991
Florida Pediatrics Society

Member, Scientific Committee, 1991-1992
XV Brazilian Academy of Neurology Congress

Consultant in Pediatric Neurology, 1991-2019
Children's Medical Services (CMS)
Florida Dept. of Health and Rehabilitation

Member, Scientific Committee, 1992-1994
Brazilian League Against Epilepsy

Medical Advisory Board, Comprehensive Pediatric AIDS Project, 1995-1998
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center of South Florida

Associate Medical Director, 1998-2022
Dan Marino Center Miami Children’s Hospital

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, 2010-2019
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University

Medical Director, Autismo & Realidade, 2011-2014
(Brazilian Autism NGO)

Member, Organizing Committee, 2013
1st Latin American Autism Conference, Santiago, Chile

Member, Scientific Advisory Committee
Autismo & Vida – Autism NGO in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2013 – present

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, 2014 - 2019
College of Osteopathic Medicine - Nova Southeastern University

Member, Organizing Committee, 2014
Course: “Autism – Multidisciplinary and Translational Approach”, Porto Alegre, Brazil

President, Organizing Committee, 2015/2016/2017/2019
“TEAbraço” – a week of activities dedicated to the ASD community in Brazil

Board Member, Instituto ICO Project, Curitiba, Brazil, 2019-present
(Associated with WHO and Autism Speaks)

Medical Director, Scientific Committee President
RioTEAma -ASD Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2018/2021/2022

Medical Director, TiTa Therapy, Brazil, 2019-present

Medical Director, Scientific Committee President, 2020
Bahia de Todos os TEA, Autism Meeting - Salvador, Brazil

Medical Director, Scientific Committee President, 2021
TchEAbraço - First Online Autism Congress in Brazil

Research & Clinical Trials
Investigator, Risk and Resistance Factors in the Adaptation of Mothers, 1999
of Children with Epilepsy, Epilepsy Foundation of America Grant
(Principal Investigator: Patricia Gibson, Wake Forest University)

Publications in Medical Journals:
Tarras S, Gadia C, Meister L, Roldan E, Gregorius J: Homozigous Protein-C Deficiency in a newborn. Archives of Neurology 45: 2l4, l990

Curless R, Ramsay R, Katz D, Gadia C, Sheehan K: Ambulatory EEG Recordings In Children With Infrequent Seizures. Pediatric Neurology 6 (3): l84, l990

Alvarez L, Jayakar P, Gadia C, Duchowny M, Resnick T: Intractable Focal Seizures in Childhood: Histopathological Analysis. Neurology 40 (4) suppl 1: l87, l990

Mikati M, Erba G, Skouteli H, Gadia C:Pharmacokinetic Study of Allopurinol in Resistant Epilepsy: Evidence for Significant Drug Interactions. Neurology 40 (4) suppl 1: l38, l990

Curless, R. G., Ramsay, R. E., Katz, D. A., Gadia, C. A., Sheehan, K. A. Ambulatory EEG recordings in children with infrequent seizures. Pediatric Neurology 6 (3):184-5, 1990

Mikati M, Erba G, Gadia C, Heller A: Allopurinol as adjunctive therapy in Lennox - Gastaut Syndrome. Neurology 40(S1):138, 1990

Papazian O, Duenas D, Tuchman R, Baquero J, Buttler K, Alfonso I, Deray M, Gadia C, Resnick T, Jayakar P, Alvarez L, Duchowny M, Cullen R, Epstein M: Cuban Embargo. Neurology 45: 1032-1033, 1995

Cresanta J, Griffiths J, Self R, Stone J, Gorensek M, Deltoro J, Wong J, Gadia C, Hlady W: Encephalitis Cluster Associated with Cat Scratch Disease. MMWR 43(49); 909,915-916, 1994

Gadia C: Syncope. International Pediatrics 13(3); 166-169, 1998

Gadia C, Tuchman R, Rotta N: [Autism and pervasive developmental disorders] J Pediatr (Rio J) 80(2 Suppl):S83-94, 2004

Paula C, Fombonne E, Gadia C, Tuchman R; Rosanoff M: Autism in Brazil - Perspectives from Science and Society. Rev Assoc Med Bras 57(1), 2011

Abstracts:
Mikati M, Erba G, Gadia C, Heller A: Allopurinol as adjunctive therapy in Lennox - Gastaut Syndrome.
American Epilepsy Society Meeting, San Francisco, l988

Gadia C, Duchowny M, Alvares A, Resnick T: Pathological substrates on intractable childhood epilepsy with early surgery: report of l8 cases.
First International Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Symposium, Miami, l989

Alvarez L, Duchowny M, Resnick T, Jayakar P, Gadia C, Morrison G, Prats A, Dean P: Outcome of excisional surgery for partial epilepsy in early childhood.
19th International Epilepsy Congress, Rio de Janeiro, l99l

Papazian O, Cullen R, Duenas D, Duchowny M, Deray M, Resnick T, Alfonso I, Alvarez L, Gadia C, Tuchman R, Espinosa A, Buttler K, Jayakar P, Epstein M: Incidence of spikes in the EEG of children at 48 hours and 3 months after the first unprovoked seizure. Annals of Neurology 30; 463a, 1991. 20th Annual Meeting of the Child Neurology Society, Portland, 1991

Vasconcellos E, Herrera C, Gadia C, Gennaro P, Resnick T. Topiramate Monotherapy for the Prevention of Headaches in Children. Child Neurology Society Annual Meeting, Miami, 2003

Book Chapters (partial list; last updated in 2016)
Gadia C: Panencefalite Esclerosante Subaguda [Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis]. In: Melo-Souza SE,ed.Tratamento das Doenças Neurológicas. Guanabara Koogan, 1998

Gadia C: Epilepsia do Recem-Nascido [Neonatal Epilepsy]. In: Melo-Souza SE, ed.Tratamento das Doenças Neurológicas. Guanabara Koogan, 1998

Gadia C: Doença de Schilder [Schilder’s Disease]. In: Melo-Souza SE, ed.
Tratamento das Doenças Neurológicas. Guanabara Koogan, 1998

Duchowny M, Valente K, Valente M, Gadia C: Cirurgia de Epilepsia na Infância
[Epilepsy Surgery in Children]. In: Costa J, Palmini A, Yacubian E, Cavalheiro E, eds. Fundamentos Neurobiológicos das Epilepsias. Lemos, 1998

Gadia C, Tuchman R. Autismo [Autism]. In: Diament A, Cypel S,eds. Neurologia Infantil. 3rd ed. Atheneu, 2002

Gadia C, Tuchman R. Autismo [Autism]. In: Diament A, Cypel S,eds. Neurologia Infantil. 4th ed. Atheneu, 2005

Gadia C. Aprendizagem e Autismo [Autism and Learning]. In: Rotta N, Ohlweiler L & Riesgo R, eds. Transtornos de Aprendizagem. Abordagem Neurobiológica e Multidisciplinar. ArtMed, 2006

Gadia C: Panencefalite Esclerosante Subaguda [Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis]. In: Melo-Souza SE, ed.Tratamento das Doenças Neurológicas. 2nd ed. Guanabara Koogan, 2008

Gadia C: Convulsões Neonatais [Neonatal Seizures]. In: Melo-Souza SE, ed.Tratamento das Doenças Neurológicas. 2nd Ed. Guanabara Koogan, 2008

Gadia C: Autismo [Autism]. In: Melo-Souza SE, ed.Tratamento das Doenças Neurológicas. 2nd Ed.Guanabara Koogan, 2008

Gadia C, Tuchman R. Autismo [Autism]. In: Cypel S, Reed-Conti U & Diament A, ,eds. Neurologia Infantil. 5th ed. Atheneu, 2010

Gadia C: Convulsões Neonatais [Neonatal Seizures]. In: Melo-Souza SE, ed.
Tratamento das Doenças Neurológicas. 3rd Ed. Guanabara Koogan, 2013

Gadia C: Autismo [Autism]. In: Melo-Souza SE, ed.Tratamento das Doenças Neurológicas. 3rd Ed.Guanabara Koogan, 2013

Gadia C. Disturbios de Aprendizagem e Autismo [Learning Disabilities in Autism]. In: Rotta N, Ohlweiler L & Riesgo R, eds. Transtornos de Aprendizagem. Abordagem Neurobiológica e Multidisciplinar. ArtMed, 2015

Gadia C & Rotta N. Disturbios de Aprendizagem e Autismo [Learning Disabilities in Autism]. In: Rotta N, Ohlweiler L & Riesgo R, eds. Transtornos de Aprendizagem. Abordagem Neurobiológica e Multidisciplinar (2nd ed). ArtMed, 2016

 

 

Carlos Gadia, MD is a pediatric neurologist located in Weston, Florida.  You can contact his office at (954) 289-5472.

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