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UF Health Shands Hospital among nation’s best

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital is now tied for top adult hospital in Florida, according to the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report adult specialty rankings of the nation’s […]

Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., has been named interim executive director of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida

Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., has been appointed interim executive director

for the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida. DeKosky, a prominent Alzheimer’s disease researcher and UF alumnus, came to UF in July as […]


UF Health Neuromedicine 2015 Progress Report

In 2015, the new UF Health five-year strategic plan was introduced under the name of “The Power of Together.”  The idea?  That together, UF Health physicians and staff are shaping […]


Meet our research partner: The UF Department Of Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Florida College of Medicine, the second oldest Neuroscience department in the country, is proudly celebrating over four decades of commitment to excellence […]


Our Philosophy:

“We believe that the patient is the sun (not the doctor) and that interdisciplinary health care teams should orbit around the patient (not the doctor).”


Congratulations to Dr. Okun!

“We are pleased to enthusiastically announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Okun as chair of the UF department of neurology.  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Okun on his appointment […]

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Neurology News

Michael Morris

Michael Morris named Resident of the Month!

Aug 26th, 2016

Congratulations to  Michael Morris for being recognized as Resident of the Month for July!


Congratulations Dr. Xia!

Aug 25th, 2016

On the publication of “ATXN2-AS, a gene antisense to ATXN2, is associated with SCA2 and ALS” in the August online edition of Annuals of Neurology.


National Parkinson Foundation and Parkinson’s Disease Foundation complete merger!

Aug 24th, 2016

GLOBAL UPDATE Author: Almaz Ohene Published: 4 August 2016 Two of the biggest Parkinson’s organisations in the US, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF), have […]


Congratulations Dr. Xia!

Aug 22nd, 2016

On the publication of “Ataxia” in the August edition of Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology.  Use the link to see the abstract.


Congratulations Drs. Hess and Okun!

Aug 19th, 2016

On the publication of “Diagnosing Parkinson Disease“, which was published in the August issue of Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology.  Use the link to see the abstract.

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Press Release


Researchers examine how Parkinson’s disease alters brain activity over time

National Institutes of Health News Release: Neuroscientists peered into the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease and two similar conditions to see how their neural responses changed over time. The […]

Biomarker breakthrough could improve Parkinson’s treatment

A new, non-invasive way to track the progression of Parkinson’s disease could help evaluate experimental treatments to slow or stop the disease’s progression. University of Florida researchers used functional magnetic […]

Down the Hatch with Dr. Michael Okun!


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. […]

Reader’s Corner Book Review


Reader’s corner – Book review

Emergency and Critical Care Neurology, reviewed by Katharina M. Busl, MD, MS, new division of Neurocritical Care in the Department of Neurology at UF.

Monthly Blog Posts by Dr. Melissa Armstrong


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 […]