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Department Epilepsy Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Trials
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) Interpretations
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluation
  • Intracranial EEG Monitoring and Brain Mapping for Presurgical Evaluation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Brain Malformations Causing Epilepsy
  • Complex Epilepsy in Adults
  • Epilepsy
  • Geriatric Epilepsy
  • Intractable (Drug Resistant) Epilepsy
  • Malformations of Cortical Development
  • Neurofibromatosis Causing Epilepsy
  • Sleep and Epilepsy Issues
  • Status Epilepticus (Continuous Seizures)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Causing Seizures
  • Women's Health and Epilepsy
View all 11 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Sleep Disorders
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Universidad Nacional de Cordoba-Argentina


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Epilepsy
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Sleep Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology

Specialty Interests

Adult sleep disorders, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, parasomnias, and circadian rhythm disorders, medical and surgical treatment of adults with epilepsy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Silvia Neme-Mercante, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/29/2023, Dr. Neme-Mercante has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

118 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Dr Neme spent quality time with us and was very thorough in her explanations!

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

She made my ongoing treatment so easy and accessible. She was really comfortable to work with, and she had concerns that most doctors overlook, I greatly appreciate that very much so.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

I am a longtime patient of Dr. Mercante and she is the very best neurologist.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Very happy with Dr Neme.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Dr Neme really cares about her patients!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Appointment had to be rescheduled do to a error on appointments as I was scheduled as a existing patient but had never seen the doctor. New appointment was made for the following week after initial confusion was corrected

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

I felt the doctor had my best interest in mind with her decisions on medications and follow ups going forward

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr. Neme has ALWAYS been very accommodating to me as I'm not always available via zoom , so she contacts me via my cell . This is always so much appreciated !!!!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Was a good appointment. Dr Neme explains things well.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. Neme has always be so helpful to me! I can never say enough about what an excellent Dr. She is.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Talking with Dr Sylvia was such a wonderful experience after my awful months of dealing with so many people in the neurology dept at UPMC. She was caring, patient and most importantly listened to me as a patient instead of dictating to me her knowledge.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr Neme is my hero

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Great Dr. I been going to Dr. Neme for nearly 10 gears now and I will continue going to see her and keeping her my Dr. No Matter what. She is very helpful very caring and very understanding, she makes me comfortable and my appointments very easy and I trust her 100% I will never ever change her to any other different Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

I would recommend her for anyone needing care due to epilepsy.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

I always have a good experience with Dr Neme! She is a caring doctor!!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

I will refer family and friends to Dr Neme she is excellent!!!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Very happy I got her as a doctor, very easy to talk to

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

She was able to answer all the questions my husband and I had about my problem

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Great experience will definitely have another virtual session. Thanks

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