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Dr. Steven DeKosky — The importance of early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

  Following Bill Gates’ investment in a venture fund to improve diagnostic testing for Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Steven DeKosky, deputy director of the McKnight Brain Institute of the University of […]

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UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals lauded for design excellence

UF Health has earned a 2018 City Beautification Award for the stunning design of our new UF Health Heart & Vascular and UF Health Neuromedicine hospital and property.  Each year, […]

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UF Health Shands Hospital listed among best hospitals, top workplaces

In a double dose of well-earned praise, Becker’s Healthcare has ranked UF Health Shands Hospital among the 100 Great Hospitals in America and among the Top Places to Work in […]

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Tourette Awareness Month

As part of the Tourette syndrome Awareness Month, our center’s superhero Heather Simpson lead a group of patients with Tourette syndrome and their families on a fun graffiti wall painting. […]

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Neurology News

Photo (From left) UF Health neurosurgeons William Fox, M.D., Adam Polifka, M.D. and Daniel Hoh, M.D., are part of a multidisciplinary team improving care for patients with back and neck pain at the UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center.

UF Health opens new Comprehensive Spine Center

Aug 14th, 2018

Back and neck care for residents of Gainesville, the Southeast and beyond took a significant step forward today with the launch of the UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center. Using a multidisciplinary […]

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Welcome Stephen Gullett!

Aug 13th, 2018

Please welcome Stephen to the department.  He is our newest research coordinator.  

Welcome Rebecca Turner

Welcome Rebecca Turner

Aug 9th, 2018

Please welcome Rebecca Turner to the department!  She is the newest Clinical Coordinator in the Neuromuscular Division.

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Welcome Dr. Edwin Cerquera Soacha

Aug 8th, 2018

Dr. Cerquera Soacha is joins us as a Post Doc in the Epilepsy Division.  Please welcome him to the department.

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Ictal–Interictal Continuum

Aug 7th, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Kalamangalam on the publication of his invited review in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology entitled “Ictal-Interictal Contnuum.”   Abstract The term “ictal-interictal” continuum […]

Residency Information

The goal of the Neurology Residency Training Program is to prepare residents for a career in academic neurology, with well-rounded strengths in clinical care, professionalism, research, and education. We are confident that every resident who we accept into our program will be able, with suitable application, to become a first-rate neurologist.

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Stem Cells and Parkinson’s

Click here to listen! Stem cells – those cells that can give rise to so many cell types in the body – have been touted as the cure-all for a […]

How to Manage Parkinson’s “Off” Time

Parkinson’s can be unpredictable – symptoms can come and go or get better and worse throughout the day. These so-called “on-off” fluctuations (also called motor fluctuations) and dyskinesias can be […]

Solving the Puzzle of Living with Parkinson’s

Harvesting Happiness with guest Dr. Michael Okun Host Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA is an Applied Positive Psychology and lifestyle management consultant specializing in the fields of addiction and trauma recovery, life-crises triage, integrated wellbeing and mindful living. Her mission-driven international […]

Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s

In this debut episode of Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s, brought to you by the National Parkinson Foundation, Dr. Michael Okun talks about early warning signs of Parkinson’s […]

Advocacy in dysphagia management:  A Neurologist’s perspective (Guest:  Dr. Michael Okun)

Listen to Down the Hatch – a Podcast on SoundCloud! Physicians play a critical role in dysphagia management, even though swallowing may not have been included in their medical training. […]

Patient Information Videos

Patient Education Videos

Stem Cell Treatment in Parkinsons Disease Below is a video presented as an interview between Dr. Aparna Wagle-Shukla and Dr. Wissam Deeb which discussed the use and prospects of Stem […]

Monthly Blog

6 Steps to better sleep

BY MELISSA ARMSTRONG, MD, MSC, FAAN Many neurologic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis disrupt sleep. Sleep problems also can impact the brain: multiple research studies suggest, for […]

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The Neurologist is in…

Monthly insights and advice from a stroke specialist, a movement disorder expert, and a neuromuscular physician. by Melissa Armstrong, MD, MSC featured in Neurology Now, Your Trusted Resource for Brain […]

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The Benefits of Exercise and Dance for MS Wellness

Aug 13th, 2018

August 15, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM • Best Western – Gateway Grand, Gainesville, Florida

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Dance for MS

Aug 13th, 2018

New dance class for people living with Multiple Sclerosis A dance class designed to enhance health and vitality by improving posture, kinetic awareness, coordination, balance, social wellbeing and more. This […]

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GEMS- Gainesville Exercise group for MS

Aug 10th, 2018

Date: Every Tuesday Time: 9:30am – 10:30am Location: Senior Rec Center, 5701 NW 34th Blvd., Gainesville, FL, 32653 Instructor: Rachel Bennett from Swamp Fitness Contact/group leader: Nicole Tester, PhD, MOTR/L […]