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Silvana Riggio

  • PROFESSOR Psychiatry
  • PROFESSOR Neurology
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  • 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


    Clinical Focus: Anxiety Disorders, Stress Management, Neuropsychiatry, Traumatic Brain Injury

    Dr. Riggio's areas of expertise are Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Management.  She has an active presence at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and has won teaching awards from the Department of Psychiatry and from the Institute for Medical Education. She is trilingual in English, Italian, and French and maintains an internationally recognized clinical practice.

    Dr. Riggio has lectured nationally and internationally. In March 2006 she organized a course on Psychiatric Emergencies in Rome, Italy, at the annual SOPSI Congress; in November 2006 she organized a track on Psychiatric Emergencies at the SIMEU / ACEP Congress in Torino, Italy; in May 2007 she organized a course on "The Routine EEG in Clinical Practice: Indications and Limitations" at the annual APA Congress in San Diego, California; and in February 2008, she was visiting professor at the Chinese University, Hong Kong, China. She has published extensively in both the Psychiatric and Neurologic literature; she has edited four books and two  theme issue  of the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine one on Neuropsychiatry  and one on Traumatic Brain Injury: from Bench to Bedside to Home.

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Principal Investigator, NIMH, "Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness" CATIE (from NEJM)


Sano M Editor. Neuropsychiatry. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2006 Nov; 73(7).

Riggio S. Neuropsychiatric manifestations of nonconvulsive status. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2006 Nov; 73(7): 960-966.

Nonconvulsive status epilepticus: clinical features and diagnostic challenges. Psychiatr Clin North Am 2005 Sept; 28(3): 653-664.

Riggio S Editor. Neuropsychiatry. Psychiatric cinics of North America. Philadelphia: 2005, Saunders; 2005. pp751.

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.

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.

Repetitive motor activity in frontal lobe epilepsy. Adv Neurol 1995; 66: 153-164.

Jasper H Editor, Riggio S Editor, Goldman-Rakic P Editor. Epilepsy and the functional anatomy of the frontal lobe. Adv Neurol 1995;.

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Dr. Riggio did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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