Carolina Maciel, MD



Department of Neurology

Dr. Maciel is a neurointensivist with dedicated training in EEG monitoring in critically ill patients. Dr. Maciel received her medical degree with honors from Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil, and completed her Neurology residency at Weill Cornell Medical College and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

She subsequently moved to New Haven, where she underwent Neurocritical Care and ICU EEG fellowship training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

As a native Brazilian, Dr. Maciel is fluent in Portuguese and enjoys spending time off soaking up the sunshine.

Research Interests

Dr. Maciel is the director of research for the neurocritical care division and the founding member of the Cardiac Arrest Resource Team.  Dr. Maciel’s interests include the humbling task of predicting neurologic outcome following acute brain injury, the mechanisms related to secondary brain injury in the neurocritically ill, and the critical care management of the potential organ donor. Dr. Maciel’s research focuses on improving neuroprognostication techniques and understanding the impact of cortical electrical phenomena (seizures and cortical spreading depolarization) after acute brain injuries. Dr. Maciel is working to elucidate mechanisms of secondary brain injury following cardiac arrest and therapies for post-anoxic status epilepticus.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Maciel’s infectious enthusiasm and dedication to sharing knowledge with peers and students resulted in receiving a teaching award during residency. Examining a patient with impaired consciousness is an art that Dr. Maciel’s enjoys teaching.

Awards and Recognitions

Resident Teaching Award 2014
Distinguished Housestaff Award 2013

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Heart Association
Society for Critical Care Medicine
International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow
Neurocritical Care Society
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
Brazilian Medical Association

Medical Education

Fluminense Federal University, School of Medicine, Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2009


Internal Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital & Memorial  Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York NY 2011


Neurology Residency, New York-Presbyterian Hospital & Memorial  Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York NY 2014


Neurocritical Care Fellow, Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University, New Haven, CT 2016.

Critical Care Electrophysiology Fellow, Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University, New Haven, CT 2017

Selected Publications

Dhakar MB, Sivaraju A, Maciel CB, Youn TS, Gaspard N, Greer DM, Hirsch LJ, Gilmore EJ. Electro-clinical characteristics and prognostic significance of post anoxic myoclonus.  Resuscitation. 2018; 131:114-120.

Stretz C, Sheikh Z, Maciel CB, Hirsch LJ, Gilmore EJ. Seizures, periodic and rhythmic patterns in primary intraventricular hemorrhage. Annals of clinical and translational neurology. 2018 September; 5(9):1104-1111.

Beekman R, Greer DM, Brooks DC, Maciel CB. Author response: Clinical Reasoning: Prognostication after cardiac arrest: What do we really know? Neurology. 2018; 91(2):103.

Maciel CB, Hirsch LJ. Definition and Classification of Periodic and Rhythmic Patterns. Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society. 2018; 35(3):179-188.

Maciel CB, Hirsch LJ. Changing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation to Cardiocerebral Resuscitation: The Reason We Push Hard and Fast. Critical care medicine. 2018; 46(5):823-825.

For a complete list of publications click here.

Contact Information

Department of Neurology
Box 100236
Gainesville, FL 32610
(352) 273-5550 (phone)
(352) 273-5575 (fax)