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Wyoming Neurologic Associates

As specialists in diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles in adults and children, we are dedicated to providing the finest neurologic and mental health care in the northern Rocky Mountain and Great Plains region.

PATIENT PORTAL

Oliver J Jeffery, MB, ChB

Hailing from New Zealand, Dr Jeffery moved with his family to Casper in September, 2014 to join WNA. He completed his undergraduate education with a BSc in Biochemistry then went on to attend medical school at Otago University obtaining his medical degree in 2001. For the next 7 years Dr Jeffery received training in general medicine and neurology as a resident at various hospitals in New Zealand. He then spent then next three years at the Mayo Clinic as a fellow in advanced neurology, clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. Dr Jeffery is a Board Certified Epileptologist as well as a world class general neurologist and we are very proud to have him on our team!

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Curriculum Vitae

Current Credentialing
Neurologist/ Epileptologist: Wyoming Neurologic Associates
Consultant Neurologist/ Epileptologist: Wyoming Medical Center
Consultant Neurologist: Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
Consultant Neurologist: Memorial Hospital of Converse County
 
Education and Qualifications
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, International Diplomate, Central Clinical Neurophysiology with added competency in Epilepsy Monitoring (Board Certification), 2013
Fellowship in Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA, 2012-2013
(non- ACGME accredited program as Residency completed outside US)
Fellowship in Advanced Clinical Neurology/Epilepsy, Mayo Clinic Rochester, USA, 2010-2012
(also non- ACGME accredited program as Residency completed outside US)
Admitted as Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), 2011
USMLE Part 1, Part 2 (CK), Part 2 (CS), 2009; Part 3 2013
Royal Australasian College of Physicians Training Programme, 2003-2010
House Officer Training, Various Hospitals, New Zealand, 2001-2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB), Otago University Medical School, Dunedin and Wellington, New Zealand, 1997-2001 (Graduated 2001)
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (BSc), Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand,1994-1996
New Zealand Certificate of Science (NZCS), Central Institute of Technology, Upper Hutt, New Zealand, 1991-1993
 
Licensure and Certification
Wyoming Board of Medicine
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) 
New Zealand Medical Council
 
Affiliations / Memberships
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society – since 2012
American Epilepsy Society – since 2012
American Academy of Neurology – since 2009
Australia New Zealand Association of Neurologists – since 2009
Neurological Association of New Zealand – since 2006
 
Fellowships
Epilepsy Fellow, 2012-2013
Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota, USA
Advanced Clinical Neurology/Epilepsy Fellow, 2011-2012
Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota, USA
Australia New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) Fellow, 2010-2011
Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota, USA
 
Past Registrar and House Officer (Resident) Posts
Sleep Registrar, Dec 2009 – May 2010
Wellington Hospital, New Zealand
Neurology Registrar, June 2008- Dec 2009 
Wellington Hospital, New Zealand
Medical Registrar,  2006- 2008
Wellington Hospital, New Zealand
General Medicine December 2007 – May 2008
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine June 2007 – December 2007
Oncology Reliever December 2006 – May 2007
Neurology June 2006 – December 2006
Medical Registrar, 2005-2006
Palmerston North Hospital, New Zealand
Respiratory Medicine March 2006 – May 2006
General Medicine December 2005 – February 2006
Medical Registrar, 2003-2005 
Wellington Hospital, New Zealand
General Medicine, Hutt Hospital, June 2005 – December 2005
Renal Medicine December 2004 – June 2005
General Medicine June 2004 – December 2004
Assessment, Treatment, and Rehabilitation December 2003 – June 2004
Medical House Officer, 2003
Wellington Hospital, New Zealand
Surgical Teams Reliever September – December 2003
Medical House Officer Locum Tenens, 2003
Whangarei, Timaru, & Southland Hospitals
Emergency Departments June-August 2003
Medical House Officer, June 2002- May 2003
Whakatane Hospital, New Zealand
Orthopaedics Department 6 weeks
Night Relief (various) 6 weeks
General Medicine 4 ½ months
General Surgery 3 months
Medical House Officer, 2001-2002
Wellington Hospital, New Zealand
General Medicine March 2002 – May 2002
General Surgery December 2001 – February 2002
 
Past Laboratory Posts
Biochemistry Stage One Laboratory Demonstrator, 1996
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Water Testing Laboratory Technician, Summer 1994/95
Whakatane District Council, New Zealand
Water Testing Laboratory Technician, Summer 1995/96
Whakatane District Council, New Zealand
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Technician, Jan- Dec 1993
Glaxo Pharmaceuticals, Palmerston North, New Zealand 
Wood Chemistry Laboratory Technician, Jan 1991-Jan 1993
Forest Research Institute, Rotorua, New Zealand
 
Clinical and Conference Presentations
Jeffery, O. (Nov 2013). Neural Coding: Insights from interactions between neuronal populations. Research presentation at Neurological Assn of New Zealand (NANZ) Scientific Meeting
Jeffery, O. van Gompel J.  & Britton J. (Feb 2012). C1 / C2 instability with myelomalacia masquerading as a seizure mimic: A case study.  Poster, presented at the 2012 ACNS Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
Jeffery, O (March 2012) Sleep and abnormal psychology. Guest lecture to Health Sciences Undergraduate Students, University of Minnesota, Rochester Campus.
Jeffery, O (March 2012) Investigating the brain: EEG and Imaging techniques with illustrative Epilepsy Surgical Cases. Guest lecture to Health Sciences Undergraduate Students, University of Minnesota, Rochester Campus
Jeffery, O & McKeon A. August 2012. A case of Marginal Zone Lymphoma and Paraneoplastic Encephalitis, Hospital Service Case Conference presentation, Mayo Clinic.
Jeffery, O. & Abernethy, D. (Aug, 2008). Neuromyelitis optica; A widening clinical phenotype. Presentation to Winter MS Meeting, Queenstown.
Jeffery, O. (July, 2008). A young man with muscle weakness (CIDP). Grand Round Presentation (Neurology Department), Wellington Hospital.
Jeffery, O. (Jan, 2008). Hemicraniectomy Case Presentation. Presentation to General Medicine Departmental Meeting, Wellington Hospital.
Jeffery, O. (Dec, 2007). Haematological links between obstructive sleep apnoea and downstream cardiovascular consequences. Presentation to Wellsleep (Polysomnography Unit), Otago Medical School, Wellington.
Jeffery, O. (Oct, 2007). Somnolence and neurogenerative diseases. Presentation to Respiratory Departmental Meeting, Wellington Hospital.
Jeffery, O. (Aug, 2007). Obesity hypoventilation syndrome. Presentation to Respiratory Departmental Meeting, Wellington Hospital.
Jeffery, O. (March, 2004). Oxygen and stroke. Presentation to Rehabilitative Medicine Departmental Meeting, Wellington Hospital.
Jeffery, O. (Jan, 2004). Delayed union of fractures. Presentation to Rehabilitative Medicine Departmental Meeting, Wellington Hospital.
 
Research Experience
Neuroimmunology Division,  2011-2013
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
-     with Drs A McKeon, S Pittock, V Lennon and J Britton
Projects: CRMP-5 antibody, GABA-B antibody
Epilepsy Division, 2011-2013
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
-     with Drs. J Britton and G Worrell
Project: Applying numerical methods to seizure dynamics
-    with Drs. J Britton and G Cascino
Project: Reduced montage paradigm for initial hospital emergency EEG: Sensitivity, specificity and kappa value
Behavioral Neurology Unit, 2001
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
-     with Associate Professor Alvaro Pascal-Leone
Trainee Intern Medical Elective Project: Recognition of self in patients with autistic disorders using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and Wada studies.
Asthma Research Group, 1999-2000
Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand
-     with Professor Richard Beasley and Dr Shaun Holt
Projects: allergy and asthma cohort follow-up study, asthma and health research proposals
Wellsleep Polysomnography Unit, 1998-1999
Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand
-     with Dr Alister Neill
Project: Clinical research trial investigating efficacy of sleep apnea treatment
Pharmacology Department, 1997-1998
University of Otago, New Zealand
-     with Professor Paul Smith
Project: Experimental research identifying the MARCKS protein in guinea pig brain tissue
Biochemistry Department, 1996-1997
University of Otago, New Zealand
-     with Dr Russell Poulter
Project: Experimental research isolating and characterising the Ty-1/copia retrotransposons
from the pufferfish Fugu rubripes
 
Awards and Honors
Australia and New Zealand Association of Neurologists Fellowship to Mayo Clinic, 2010
Wellington Medical Research Foundation Student Scholarship, 1998, 1999
Otago Medical Research Foundation Student Scholarship, 1997, 1998
Agnes Randell Blackie Memorial Prize, Physics Department University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ, 1994
 
Publications

  • Rubin MN, Jeffery OJ, Fugate JE, Britton JW, Cascino GD, Worrell GA, Hocker SE, Wijdicks EF,
  • Rabinstein AA Department of Neurology, School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.
  • Efficacy of a reduced electroencephalography electrode array for detection of seizures. The Neurohospitalist [2014, 4(1):6-8] 2014/02  DOI: 10.1177/1941874413507930 
  • Bourke D, Roxburgh R, Vincent A, Cleland J, Jeffery O, Dugan N, Abernethy D, King A, Anderson N.
  • Hypoventilation in glycine-receptor antibody related progressive encephalomyelitis, rigidity and myoclonus.
  • J Clin Neurosci. 2014 May;21(5):876-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2013.07.014. Epub 2013 Sep 10 PMID:24411327
  • Oliver Jeffery MB ChB, Vanda Lennon, MD, PhD, Sean Pittock, MD, Jeffrey Britton MD, Andrew
  • McKeon, MD, (Neurology Journal September 3, 2013 81:882-887; published ahead of print August 7, 2013 ) GABA B Receptor Autoantibody Frequency in Service Serological Evaluation.  
  • Jeffery, O., Kumar, N., et al. (in press). Myopathy secondary to Chinese  Herbal Supplements – The role of Cadmium and ‘Other Things’
  • Jeffery, O., Holt, S., & Beasley, R. (2003). Health food shop Employee’s Advice and Recommendations for an adult with Symptoms of Asthma worsening Yesterday: The HEARSAY survey. Wellington School of Medicine Asthma Research Group(submitted research proposal)
  • Jeffery, O., Holt, S., & Beasley, R. (2003). Smoking Cessation for adults with Asthma who Require Emergency facilities: The SCARE pilot study. Wellington School of Medicine Asthma Research Group (submitted research proposal).
  • Neill A, Whyman R, Bannan S, Jeffery O [name misspelt as Jeffrey O], Campbell A. Mandibular advancement splint improves indices of obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring but side effects are common. NZ Med J 2002 Jun 21; 115 (1156):289-92
  • Holt, S., Siebers, R., Suder, A., Loan, R., & Jeffery, O. The accuracy of references in Australian and New Zealand Medical Journals. NZ Med J 2000 Oct 13:113(1119): 416-7.

 
Conference/ Course Attendance
American Epilepsy Society Conference, Seattle, 5-9 Dec 2014
Mayo Clinic EMG/ EEG course, Florida, 22-28 Feb 2015
New Zealand Association of Neurologists Annual Scientific Meeting 7-8 Nov 2013
American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, 30 Nov – 4 Dec 2012
J. Kiffin Penry Epilepsy Mini-Fellowship, North Carolina, 26-31 October 2012
American Clinical Neurophysiology Conference, San Antonio, 9 Feb – 11 Feb 2012
American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, Seattle, 25 April–2 May 2009
ANZAN Advanced Trainee Weekend, Melbourne, 28-29 March 2009
Julius Brendel Meeting, Auckland, 26-27 February 2009
Epilepsy Society of Australia 23rd Annual Meeting, 5-7 November 2008
ANZAN EEG Course, Sydney, 3-4 November 2008
Neurological Association of NZ Annual Meeting, September 2006, 2008
Winter Multiple Sclerosis Meeting, Queenstown, August 2008

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