Dr. Erasmo Passaro, MD

Dr. Erasmo Passaro, MD

Epilepsy  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Erasmo Passaro, MD is an epilepsy specialist in St Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from Rutgers Med Sch in 1988 and specializes in epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, and more.Read his story

1607 Dr Martin Luther King St N Ste A

St Petersburg, FL 33704

Contact Information

(727) 329-8833

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Dr. Passaro's Experience

Dr. Passaro's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Epilepsy
  • Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, Neurology and Sleep Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Passaro's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Passaro "Dr. Erasmo A. Passaro, MD is the Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Bayfront Medical Center in St Petersburg, Florida since its inception in June 2002. It is only one of five level IV epilepsy center in Florida, and is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Dr. Passaro has been involved in more than 400 epilepsy surgery procedures and has conducted video-EEG monitoring on more than 1000 patients. He has published and presented his research in peer-reviewed journals and at national meetings. He is one of a few board neurologists board certified in epilepsy in the Tampa Bay area and the only board certified epilepsy physician in Pinellas, Pasco Counties and Southwest Florida. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Chicago with honors, and graduated from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. He then served a one-year medical internship at UCLA-SFVP. He completed his neurology residency at UCLA followed by a two year epilepsy/clinical neurophysiology fellowship at UCLA with Jerome Engel MD, PhD. He then established the Tampa General Hospital Epilepsy Surgery Program in 1995, and in 1998 assumed the position of Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Adult Epilepsy Laboratory at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, a position he held until 2002 when he accepted his current position. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), the ABPN with added qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy and Sleep Medicine , the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, the American Board of Sleep Medicine and diplomate in the subspecialty of Neuroimaging of the United Council of Neurologic Specialties. He has been recognized by seven consecutive years by Castle Connolly's "Best Doctors in America" for 2007-2014 and America's "Top Doctors". Dr. Passaro has published peer-reviewed papers and has presented at national meetings. His research has included MR imaging of malformations of cortical development in intractable epilepsy patients using phased array coil and more recently 3T MRI and MR imaging changes in status epilepticus. He has also studied the utility of statistical parametric mapping of positron emission tomography scans and subtraction ictal SPECT scan for localization of the epileptogenic region in collaboration with Satoshi Minoshima, MD, PhD. He has also been an investigator for numerous investigational drug trials. His clinical work includes outpatient epilepsy evaluation, pre-surgical video-EEG monitoring evaluation of epilepsy patients with non-invasive and invasive EEG, and intra and extraoperative functional brain mapping. He is known for his expertise in localization of non-lesional neocortical epilepsy for epilepsy surgery, and is nationally recognized for this expertise While at UCLA, he received the August Rose Award for Excellence in teaching. He has trained over 20 neurologists in epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology who are in practice or in an academic setting. He is a recipient of the Epilepsy Foundation of America Research Fellowship, is a fellow of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), and has served on the course and the scientific program committee program for the ACNS, the scientific program and the course committee of the American Epilepsy Society and the scientific program committee of the American Society of Neuroimaging and serves on the board of directors of the American Society of Neuroimaging and the Bayfront Health System."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Passaro "We value clinical excellence, provide education and are involved in clinical research to provide the best care possible and to better understand epilepsy, sleep disorders and other neurologic conditions. We understand that our abilities and talents are gifts that are to be shared with others. Our goal is to impart our knowledge, resources and our support to our patients and to other healthcare providers. While having pride in our work, we humbly walk with our patients to help them understand their condition and to help them to find optimal treatments to enhance their quality of life as we journey together on their road to recovery and to an inspiring outcome."

5  Specialties

  • Epilepsy
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy & Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

4  Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Epilepsy
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

93  Conditions Treated


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9  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Rutgers Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • UMDNJ--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Americas Top Doctors, 2008
  • Fellow, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, 2006
  • Best Doctors in America, 2009
  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology, 2009
  • Florida Super Doctors, 2008
  • Physician Technology Award, 2004
  • Best Doctors in America, 2007-2008
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Passaro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Passaro to family and friends
35 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

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Dr. Passaro's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Passaro Says:

Our practice values customer services and our values consist of humility, stewardship, service, mentorship, compassion and accountability.

Our goal is to provide excellent customer service, an environment of hospitality and individualized and inspiring outcomes.


Patient Comments (4)

I hate going here. My first appointment took 4 hours in the waiting room. Sitting that long is bad for my health. I left there discouraged and knew it would not do a thing to improve my hand only made my back worse. s a waste. The second time was just as bad. Than they billled me instead of...more
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I've been seeing Dr. Passaro for 14 years and have been very happy with him. I've never felt rushed through his office. Instead, I feel like my concerns are truly heard and I'm given as much information as I need to make a decision that's in the best interest of my health. That being said, if short...more
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The PA's are cold and stoic-appointments run late and you rarely see the doctor.
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I have a wonderful experience with Dr Passaro..He is Excellent Doctor I really have allot of trust an faith in him...I have had him for many different Neurologist in my life and I am so thankful for Suncoast Epilepsy Assoc. for getting Dr Erasmo Passaro for me and I have had nothing but...more
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