International Guest Speakers
Professor Silvana Riggio
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Director of NFL Neurological Care Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director Consultation Liaison and Service Site Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship, James J. Peters VAMC
Professor Silvana Riggio, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She has won teaching awards from the Department of Psychiatry and from the Institute for Medical Education (IME). She is one of only a few Mount Sinai physicians to have achieved both Master Clinician and Master Educator status. She is trilingual in English, Italian and French and maintains an internationally recognized clinical practice.
Professor Riggio’s areas of expertise are stress management, anxiety disorders, sports psychiatry and concussion management; she also provides executive life coaching services.
Professor Riggio has lectured nationally and internationally and has participated on National Committees related to traumatic brain injury (TBI). Professor Riggio participated in the ACEP-CDC guidelines taskforce on mild TBI which was published in December 2008 and on a CDC project on discharge instructions for patients with mild TBI. She is a taskforce member of the CDC/DoD Concussion Definition Consortium. Professor Riggio is the Medical Director for the NFL Neurological Care Program at Mount Sinai, which was established in 2010. She serves as an independent Neuro Trauma Consultant for the NFL. She is also a Member of the Coalition on Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE) committee and a Member of the Sports Neurology Section of the American Academy of Neurology.
Professor Riggio’s other interests includes women’s health issues. She has served on the advisory board for SAVI (Sexual Assault Violence Intervention). She has also served as a mentor for women medical students, psychiatry and neurology residents. In 2010 she received an award from the Italian government for service in the community (Commendatore OSSI. Ordine della solidarieta’Italiana). She has served on the NYCPS UN Committee on women issues around the world and is a member of the NGO Committee on Mental Health.