Undergrad - Georgetown University (BS Biology, minor Philosophy)
Med school - State University of New York at Syracuse
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Neurology)
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology with Neuromuscular/EMG focus)
member American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
member American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
I was born and bred in Brooklyn, NY but now live in Staten Island with my husband and two teenage daughters. I love to read, swim, and practice yoga, but gardening is my newest hobby.
I knew I was going to be a Neurologist in 2002. It was the first day of my Neurology clerkship in medical school. I immediately knew that nothing else would ever be as fascinating as the intricacy of the nervous system and the manifestations of its disease. I have always practiced general Neurology but my focus has been in treating Neuromuscular disease.
I have diagnosed and treated ALS patients since my fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2007. In addition, I have experience in developing an ALS/Neuromuscular clinic from the ground up with my colleague at NYU (Brooklyn campus) starting in 2014. Our goal was to bring ALS care closer to home for our local patients. I have also had the privilege of serving as a supervising Neuromuscular specialist at the multidisciplinary ALS clinic of Northwell Health in New York.
My relationships with my patients and the privilege to provide them care, treatment, and comfort will always be the driving force in my career.
The first time I treated a patient was when I was 18 years old. I was a volunteer emergency medical technician while at college in Washington DC.
Yu, Edward H, Geraldi-Samara D. Pharyngeal-Cervico-Brachial/Miller Fisher Overlap Syndrome With Infliximab Exposure. J Clin Neuromuscular Disease. 2020 March; 21(3): 157-158
Salem A, Shah N, Geraldi-Samara D, Elangovan N, Kryzak M. Late Onset Bipolar Disorder Type I. Cereus. 2018 Aug 31;10(8) him
Cracking the Crack Dance: A Case Report on Cocaine-induced Choreoathetosis Poster at the Chest Annual Meeting
Toronto, Canada 2017
Reduced Heart Rate Variability in Familial Amyloidosis Due to the TTR Leu 64 Mutation Abstract at the 58th annual AAN meeting, San Diego, CA 2007
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