Jose A. Ferreira, MD
Jose A. Ferreira, MD
Dr. Ferreira was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to New York with his family when he was a child. He attended high school and college in Long Island and returned to the Dominican Republic to obtain his medical degree. He did 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.
While working on his Bachelor of Science degree, Dr. Ferreira developed his interest in research. During his last two years of college at SUNY a great deal of time was spent doing research in biochemistry, and he was also the chairman of the science club. 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.
Dr. Ferreira then moved to St. Petersburg, FL where he joined a pediatric neurology group at All Children’s Hospital. He continued as principal investigator in clinical trials for epilepsy treatments. To date, Dr. Ferreira has been principal investigator in over 40 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 ten 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); voluntary faculty as an associate clinical professor at the University of South Florida (USF) School of Medicine; Chief of Pediatric Neurology at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, where he is also a member of the quality assurance committee, medical executive committee, and EMR committee; 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 also serves as a mentor to students from Oceania University of Medicine (OUM) in Australia. 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).
He enjoys playing golf and bowling, as well as traveling, and spending time with his family. He has recently begun volunteering some time to help develop an epilepsy program in Dominican Republic (DR), and to work with his sister, Dr. Carmen Ferreira, in her project, “Fundacion Arco Iris”, which is dedicated to helping disadvantaged children in DR.
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508 S. Habana Ave
Tampa, Florida 33609
Accepting new patients:I am accepting new patients.
Doctor of Medicine : 1986
Universidad Central del Este (UCE) - Dominican Republic
Bachelor of Science in Biology : 1982
State University of New York (SUNY), Old Westbury, NY
Adult Neurology : 1991
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
General Pediatrics : 1990
University of Connecticut and Yale University School of Medicine affiliated hospitals
Epilepsy / Electroencephalography : 1994
University of Miami School of Medicine
Pediatric Neurology : 1993
Schneider Children's Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY
Associate Clinical Professor Pediatrics/Neurology : 1994
University of South Florida School of Medicine
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology : 1997
American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry with Special Qualification in Child Neurology : 1994
Languages other than English:
In Practice Since:
Chief Division Pediatric Neurology : 2004
St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa
American Epilepsy Society (AES)
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS)
Child Neurology Society (CNS)