Carla Zingariello

Carla Zingariello, D.O.

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: MD-PEDS-NEUROLOGY
Business Email: czingariello@ufl.edu

About Carla Zingariello

Hello my name is Carla Zingariello, DO, and I work as a pediatric neurologist and joined the faculty of the University of Florida in 2018. I am board-certified in neurology and neuromuscular medicine, with additional training in electromyography, or EMG. I received my medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. Following pediatric residency training at Inova Children’s Hospital in Virginia, I completed a Child Neurology residency at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, followed by a neuromuscular fellowship at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

I have a special interest in neuromuscular disorders affecting children and adolescents, including muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, congenital myopathies, myotonia congenita, myasthenia gravis, and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

I am also a member of the Child Neurology Society (CNS), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling.

Additional Positions:
Associate Program Director
2021 – Current · University of Florida

Accomplishments

Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society
2010-2011 · University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dean’s Summer Research Fellow
2008 · University of New England
Outstanding Women Leadership Award
2005 · Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Summer Research Award
2002 · American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Subspecialties
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuromuscular
Areas of Interest
  • Adult muscular dystrophy
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Electromyography
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Malignant hyperthermia
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Myotonia congenita
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

Research Profile

Dr. Zingariello is actively involved in research in her field. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a muscular dystrophy grant from CDC to University of Florida. She also serves as PI for a Limb Girdle muscular dystrophy clinical trial. She has a Children’s Miracle Network grant to investigate factors contributing to delays in diagnosis of juvenile myasthenia gravis and spinal muscular atrophy. She additionally serves as a sub-Investigator on multiple gene therapy clinical trials for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Areas of Interest
  • Child Neurology
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myopathy
  • Neuromuscular junction
Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-9884-2190

Publications

2024
Assessing Long-Term Neurologic Outcomes in SAMD9L-Related Ataxia-Pancytopenia Syndrome.
Movement disorders clinical practice. 11(6):728-733 [DOI] 10.1002/mdc3.14038. [PMID] 38594844.
2024
Diagnoses of muscular dystrophy in a veterans health system
Muscle & Nerve. [DOI] 10.1002/mus.28112.
2023
Polysomnography findings in children with spinal muscular atrophy after onasemnogene-abeparvovec.
Sleep medicine. 101:234-237 [DOI] 10.1016/j.sleep.2022.11.006. [PMID] 36442421.
2022
Clinical, electrophysiological, and imaging findings in childhood brachial plexus injury.
Developmental medicine and child neurology. 64(10):1254-1261 [DOI] 10.1111/dmcn.15255. [PMID] 35524644.
2022
Diagnostic capabilities of nanopore long-read sequencing in muscular dystrophy.
Annals of clinical and translational neurology. 9(8):1302-1309 [DOI] 10.1002/acn3.51612. [PMID] 35734998.
2022
Inherited Ataxias in Children.
Pediatric neurology. 131:54-62 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2022.04.004. [PMID] 35490578.
2021
Vitamins are Indeed Vital Amines: A Discussion of 3 Deficiencies With Neurologic Manifestations.
Child neurology open. 8 [DOI] 10.1177/2329048X211046440. [PMID] 34708143.
2020
Rituximab as Adjunct Maintenance Therapy for Refractory Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis.
Pediatric neurology. 111:40-43 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2020.07.002. [PMID] 32951658.
2019
A multidisciplinary approach to dosing nusinersen for spinal muscular atrophy.
Neurology. Clinical practice. 9(5):424-432 [DOI] 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000718. [PMID] 31750028.
2018
Dollars and antisense for Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Eteplirsen and dystrophin.
Neurology. 90(24):1091-1092 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0000000000005669. [PMID] 29752302.
2004
Induction of pro-apoptotic and cell cycle-inhibiting genes in chromium (VI)-treated human lung fibroblasts: lack of effect of ERK.
Molecular and cellular biochemistry. 255(1-2):139-49 [PMID] 14971655.

Grants

Nov 2023 ACTIVE
A Phase 3 Randomized, Placebo-controlled, Double-blind Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of BBP-418 (ribitol) in Patients with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 2I (LGMD2I)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FORTREA via ML BIO SOLUTIONS
Sep 2023 ACTIVE
Countering sympathetic vasoconstriction during skeletal muscle exercise as an adjuvant therapy for DMD
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAMS
Apr 2023 ACTIVE
Trial Readiness and Endpoint Assessment in LGMDR1 (TREATing-LGMDR1)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: VA COMMONWEALTH UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS
Mar 2022 ACTIVE
CTOA
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF FLORIDA
Jul 2020 – Jun 2023
Biomarker Development in LGMD 2i
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: VA COMMONWEALTH UNIV via ML BIO SOLUTIONS
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
Surveillance of muscular dystrophy in the Southeastern United States
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: CTRS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

Education

Fellowship – Neuromuscular Medicine
2017-2018 · Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Residency – Child Neurology
2014-2017 · Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Residency – Pediatrics
2011-2014 · Inova Children’s Hospital
Medical School
2007-2011 · University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Contact Details

Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100296
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS
DIVISION OF CHILD NEUROLOGY
1600 SW ARCHER ROAD
GAINESVILLE FL 32608