Madison S. Pilato, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Pilato’s clinical interests focus on diagnosing and treating neurologic disorders which present rapidly or require hospitalization including seizures, headaches, neuro-infectious and neuro-inflammatory disorders, as well as neurologic symptoms and disorders that arise in hospitalized patients. She completed a Clinical Neurophysiology/EEG fellowship and can interpret EEG at the bedside for hospitalized patients. When not on service in the hospital, she sees patients in the Rapid Access Neurology Clinic, precepts Neurology Resident Clinic and reads EEGs.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Clinical Neurophysiology/EEG
  • Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Neurology
  • Intern, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Internal Medicine
  • MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Specialized Areas of Clinical, Research and/or Educational Interests 

  • Clinical: Neurohospitalist, Urgent Neurologic Care, General Neurology, EEG
  • Education: Didactics and bedside teaching for medical students and residents on inpatient neurology services

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Professional Organization Membership

  • American Academy of Neurology

Honors & Awards

  • Neurology Resident Medical Student Teaching Award, 2019
  • Junior Resident MVP Award, 2017

Selected Recent Publications

Pilato MS, Urban A, Alkawadri R, Barot NV, Castellano JF, Rajasekaran V, Bagić AI, Fong-Isariyawongse JS. EEG Findings in Coronavirus Disease. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2022 Feb 1;39(2):159-165. doi: 10.1097/WNP.0000000000000752. PMID: 32639251.

Paolini SL, Pilato M, Rajasekaran V, Waters JFR, Bagic A, Urban A. Outcomes in three cases after brivaracetam treatment during pregnancy. Acta Neurol Scand. 2020 May;141(5):438-441. doi: 10.1111/ane.13222. Epub 2020 Jan 24. PMID: 31943124.

Catherine C, Yanta C, Saand AR, Pilato M, Chou SH. Pearls & Oy-sters: The dangers of PRES: An atypical case with life-threatening presentation. Neurology. 2019 Jan 15;92(3):e282-e285. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006775. PMID: 30643036; PMCID: PMC6340383.

Waters JFR, OʼNeal MA, Pilato M, Waters S, Larkin JC, Waters JH. Management of Anesthesia and Delivery in Women With Chiari I Malformations. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Nov;132(5):1180-1184. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000002943. PMID: 30303901.