Dr. Mauro Caffarelli is a pediatric neurologist and critical care specialist whose focus is hospitalized children who are critically ill or who have had high-risk surgery. With training in both intensive care medicine and child neurology, he collaborates with the neurology department and intensive care units (ICUs) to ensure the best possible care for children with serious neurological conditions.
In his research, Caffarelli aims to develop methods of brain monitoring that use electroencephalography to detect new or worsening brain injury in pediatric ICU patients. His goal is to improve recognition of brain injury in children on life support.
Caffarelli earned his medical degree at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. At UCSF, he completed a residency in pediatrics, a residency in child neurology and a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine.
Caffarelli's family is from the coastal city of Mar del Plata in Argentina. He and two of his cousins, who live there, are the first members of their family to become doctors.