Silvana Riggio, MD
- PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
- PROFESSOR | Neurology
- Concussion Management / Sport Psychiatry
- Stress Management / Anxiety Disorders
Dr. Riggio is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She has won teaching awards form the Department of Psychiatry and from the Institute for Medical Education (IME). She is one of only few Mount Sinai physicians to have achieved both “Master Clinician” and “Master Educator’ status. She is trilingual in English, Italian and French and maintains an internationally recognized clinical practice. Dr. Riggio’s areas of Expertise are Stress Management, Anxiety Disorders, Sports Psychiatry, Concussion Management; she also provides executive life coaching services. Dr. Riggio has lectured nationally and internationally and has participated on National Committees related to traumatic brain injury (TBI). Dr. Riggio participated on the ACEP-CDC guidelines task force on mild TBI which was published in December 2008 and on a CDC project on discharge instructions for patients with mild TBI. She is a task force member of the CDC/DoD Concussion definition consortium. Dr. Riggio is the Medical Director for the NFL Neurological Care Program at Mount Sinai which was established in 2010. She serves as an independent Neuro Trauma Consultant for the NFL. She is also a committee member on the Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE) and a member of Sports Neurology Section of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Riggio’s other interests includes women’s health issues. She has served on the advisory board for SAVI (Sexual Assault Violence Intervention). She has also served as a mentor for women medical students, psychiatry and neurology residents. In 2010 she received an award from the Italian government for service in the community (Commendatore OSSI. Ordine della Solidarieta’Italiana). She has served on the NYCPS UN Committee on Women Issues around the World and is a member of the NGO Committee on Mental Health. Dr. Riggio has expertise in understanding the interface between behavioral, neurologic, and physical health. Dr. Riggio has a strong interest in multidisciplinary healthcare delivery and innovative ways to deliver care. She is currently actively involved in several initiatives at Mount Sinai and the VA related to connected health and its potential in population health management. Dr. Riggio has authored over 50 articles and book chapters, has edited 8 books and journal supplements, and co-authored one book. Dr. Riggio is a member of the advisory board for the Indian Head Injury Foundation and also for the Foundation for Education and Research in Neurologic Emergencies (FERNE). She has been the primary investigator or co-investigator on 22 grants.
MD, University of Torino
Internship, Internal Medicine, Union Memorial Hospital
Residency, Neurology, Georgetown University Hospital
Residency, Psychiatry, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Fellowship, Neuro-Electroencephalography, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship, Epilepsy, Medical College of Pennslyvania
Principal Investigator, NIMH, "Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness" CATIE http://126.96.36.199/cgi/content/full/353/12/1209 (from NEJM)
Principal Investigator (VA Site), NIMH, Conte Center Grant, "White Matter Abnormalities in Schizophrenia"
Riggio S. Neuropsychiatric manifestations of nonconvulsive status. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2006 Nov; 73(7): 960-966.
Riggio S Editor. Neuropsychiatry. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. . Elsevier. 2005; 28(3): 571.
Nonconvulsive status epilepticus: clinical features and diagnostic challenges. Psychiatr Clin North Am 2005 Sept; 28(3): 653-664.
Riggio S Editor. Nonconvulsive status epilepticus: clinical features and diagnostic challenges. . Psychiatric Clin North Am 2005 September; 28(3): 653-663.
Riggio S Editor. Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of nonconvulsive status. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2006 November; 73(7): 960-966.
Riggio S Editor. Neuropsychiatry. Psychiatric cinics of North America. Philadelphia: 2005, Saunders; 2005. pp751.
Riggio S Editor, Jagoda A Editor. Preface: Traumatic brain injury: defining best practice. The Psychiatric clinics of North America 2010 December; 33(4): 741-940.
Riggio S, Harvey PD. Neurocognition, symptomatology, and functional skills in older alcohol-abusing schizophrenia patients. Schizophr Bull 2005 Jan; 31(1): 175-182.
Jagoda A, Riggio S. Mild traumatic injury and the postconcussive syndrome. In: Psychiatric emergencies. Emergency medicine clinics of North America. Philadelphia: 2000, Saunders; 2000. pp173-269.
Riggio S Editor. Psychiatry for the Neurologist. . Neurology Clinics. 2011 February ; 29(1): 1-2012.
Riggio S Editor. Traumatic brain injury and its neurobehavioral sequelae. The Psychiatric clinics of North America 2010 December; 33(4): 807-19.
Jagoda A, Riggio S, editors. Psychiatric emergencies. Emergency medicine clinics of North America. Philadelphia: 2000, Saunders; 1995. pp363.
Jagoda A, Riggio S. Mild traumatic injury and the postconcussive syndrome. In: Psychiatric emergencies. Emergency medicine clinics of North America. Philadelphia: 2000, Saunders; 1995.
Boutros N Editor, Galderisi S Editor, Pogarell O Editor, Riggio S Editor. Standard Electroencephalograpy in Clinical Psychiatry. A practical handbook Wiley-Blackwell 2011 April ;: 1-177.
Carney N, Ghajar J, Jagoda A, Bedrick S, Davis-OʼReilly C, du Coudray H, Hack D, Helfand N, Huddleston A, Nettleton T, Riggio S. Concussion guidelines step 1: systematic review of prevalent indicators. Neurosurgery 2014 September; 75 Suppl 1.
Repetitive motor activity in frontal lobe epilepsy. Adv Neurol 1995; 66: 153-164.
Carney N, Ghajar J, Jagoda A, Bedrick S, Davis-OʼReilly C, du Coudray H, Hack D, Helfand N, Huddleston A, Nettleton T, Riggio S. Executive summary of Concussion guidelines step 1: systematic review of prevalent indicators. Neurosurgery 2014 Sep; 75 Suppl 1.