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Selim R. Benbadis, MD

Professor of Neurology
University of South Florida
University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Tampa, FL

Selim R. Benbadis, MD, is currently a professor of neurology at the University of South Florida and director of the University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, the busiest surgical epilepsy center in Florida with more than 50 resections per year.

Dr Benbadis was born in Paris and is a French citizen. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Nice in Nice, France, where he also completed his residency in family medicine. He then completed his neurology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in Cleveland, OH, where he stayed an additional 2 years to complete a fellowship in epilepsy, EEG, and sleep medicine. Dr Benbadis is board-certified in neurology, epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology, and sleep medicine.

His interests include the diagnosis and management of seizures that are difficult to control, as well as the misdiagnosis of epilepsy. He has authored more than 100 articles and book chapters. He also has a strong interest in medical writing and editing, and he 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.

Dr Benbadis is a competitive tennis player, plays the “senior” circuit (55’s), and is currently ranked #2 in Florida and #10 nationally.