Maria Roberta Cilio, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
Director of Research, UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Center
Director of Neonatal Neuromonitoring and Epilepsy Program
Dr. Maria Roberta Cilio is an internationally renowned neonatal and pediatric epileptologist expert in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic epilepsies in neonates and infants. Her work on the electro-clinical phenotype and targeted treatment in KCNQ2-related epilepsies resulted in significant advances in the early recognition and precision medicine treatment for these rare disorders. She has contributed to the discovery of KCNT1 as major gene for Epilepsy with Migrating Focal Seizures in Infancy. Dr. Cilio served as project leader for research funded by the European Commission ERA-Net for Research Programs on Rare Diseases and the Italian Ministry of Health.