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Melissa Tsuboyama | Medical Services

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Melissa Tsuboyama | Education

Undergraduate School

Duke University

2008, Durham, NC

Medical School

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2012, Rochester, NY


University of Rochester Medical Center

2017, Rochester, NY


Boston Children's Hospital

2018, Boston, MA


Nicklaus Children's Hospital

2019, Miami, FL

Melissa Tsuboyama | Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Child and Adolescent Neurology)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Epilepsy)

Melissa Tsuboyama | Professional History

Dr. Tsuboyama completed her residency in child neurology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. She then completed a fellowship in Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology at Boston Children's Hospital where she developed a particular interest in epilepsy surgery. To further her training in this area of interest, she spent one year at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami, FL focusing on pediatric epilepsy surgery. She joined the department as a staff physician in August 2019 seeing patients with epilepsy in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

In addition to her clinical work in pediatric epilepsy, Dr. Tsuboyama's research work is in part geared towards identifying the methods and factors that contribute to better epilepsy surgery outcomes. She also has a burgeoning interest in optimizing the use of medical devices such as those used for seizure detection and seizure treatments for people with various types of seizures.

Melissa Tsuboyama | Publications

One of the many reasons I was drawn to child neurology was because of the relationships I get to build with both the patients and their families. Their strength and resilience inspire and motivate me to do my best to help them any way that I can, and to work towards finding better and more comprehensive therapies for all children with epilepsy.