Gabriela Figueiredo Pucci, MD

PGY-2 Resident

Biographical Sketch

Gabriela is a second-year Neurology resident with interests in Headache and Clinical Neurophysiology. She chose to join the UPMC program because it offers a broad experience in all Neurology subspecialties and serves a large patient population. An interesting fact about her is that she runs a website ( where she shares Neurology-related infographics. She is also very active on X (formerly Twitter), where she has connected with numerous individuals - and some of them have become her mentors! Her favorite rotations include Stroke, EMG, and Headache. Outside of Neurology, she enjoys baking, cooking, watching cooking reality shows, and traveling.

Education & Training

  • Universidade Estadual de Sao Paulo (UNESP), Botucatu, Brazil, 2021
  • Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil, 2017 

Selected Recent Publications

Pucci GF, Berkowitz AL. The case of a 49-year-old man with involuntary toe movements. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2023 Jul;10(7):1260. doi: 10.1002/acn3.51778. Epub 2023 Jun 15. PMID: 37318948; PMCID: PMC10351665.

Pucci GF, Fontes RS, Roque RT, Nobrega VC, Berkowitz AL. Seizures and Headaches in a 34-Year-Old Woman With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Neurohospitalist. 2022 Apr;12(2):301-306. doi: 10.1177/19418744211057464. Epub 2022 Jan 11. PMID: 35419124; PMCID: PMC8995601. 

Pucci GF, Akita J, Berkowitz AL. Clinical-Radiologic Dissociation in Post-traumatic Syringomyelia. World Neurosurg. 2021 Sep;153:9-10. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2021.06.063. Epub 2021 Jun 18. PMID: 34153481. 

Burns S, Harmel A, Miller S, Pucci GF, Greco J, Pulley M, Pizzi M. Clinical Challenges of Acute Porphyria in the Young Adult. Neurohospitalist. 2022 Apr;12(2):377-382. doi: 10.1177/19418744211073029. Epub 2022 Feb 9. PMID: 35419127; PMCID: PMC8995621.