Undergraduate Degree

  • 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

Philosophy of Care

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.


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.


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy


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  1. El Atrache R, Tamilia E, Mohammadpour Touserkani F, Hammond S, Papadelis C, Kapur K, Jackson M, Bucciarelli B, Tsuboyama M, Sarkis RA, Loddenkemper T. Photoplethysmography: A measure for the function of the autonomic nervous system in focal impaired awareness seizures. Epilepsia. 2020 Jul 25. View abstract
  2. Tsuboyama M, Kaye HL, Rotenberg A. Review of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Epilepsy. Clin Ther. 2020 Jul; 42(7):1155-1168. View abstract
  3. Dhamne SC, Ilmoniemi RJ, Tsuboyama M, Carpenter LL, Pascual-Leone A, Rotenberg A. Safety of rTMS in patients with intracranial metallic objects. Brain Stimul. 2020 May - Jun; 13(3):928-929. View abstract
  4. Tsuboyama M, Lee Kaye H, Rotenberg A. Biomarkers Obtained by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Motor Cortex in Epilepsy. Front Integr Neurosci. 2019; 13:57. View abstract
  5. Tamilia E, AlHilani M, Tanaka N, Tsuboyama M, Peters JM, Grant PE, Madsen JR, Stufflebeam SM, Pearl PL, Papadelis C. Assessing the localization accuracy and clinical utility of electric and magnetic source imaging in children with epilepsy. Clin Neurophysiol. 2019 04; 130(4):491-504. View abstract
  6. Tsuboyama M, Chandler JV, Scharf E, Scagnelli J, Ramchandran RS, Holloway R, Wychowski T. Neurologic Complications of Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy: A Case Series of 4 Patients. Neurohospitalist. 2018 Jul; 8(3):146-151. View abstract
  7. Ulate-Campos A, Tsuboyama M, Loddenkemper T. Devices for Ambulatory Monitoring of Sleep-Associated Disorders in Children with Neurological Diseases. Children (Basel). 2017 Dec 25; 5(1). View abstract
  8. Biondi E, Macduff S, Capucilli P, Tsuboyama M, Wu S, Beck C, Lynn J, van der Jagt E, Wilson K. Using patient characteristics to predict usefulness of abdominal computed tomography in children. Hosp Pediatr. 2013 Jul; 3(3):226-32. View abstract