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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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Epilepsy Division launches SEEG Program

In a new clinical venture, neurologists and neurosurgeons at the UFHealth Comprehensive Epilepsy Program carried out the first stereo-electroencephalography (SEEG) implant in April this year. SEEG is a neurosurgical technique […]

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Women Leading in Neurology

With continued progress towards equality, 40% of members of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) members are women. The AAN celebrates this progress and the roles women neurologists play in leadership through the […]

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Neurology News

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Please welcome Dr. Aaron Carlson!

Jun 29th, 2018

Dr. Carlson is joining our MS division beginning today.  Please welcome him to the department.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Management of Essential Tremor with Dystonic Features

Jun 26th, 2018

Congratulations to Drs. Wissam Deeb and Michael Okun on the publication of “Deep Brain Stimulation Management of Essential Tremor with Dystonic Features,” in the June issue of Tremor and Other […]

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Subthalamic deep brain stimulation and levodopa in Parkinson’s disease: a meta-analysis of combined effects

Jun 25th, 2018

Congratulations Dr Michael Okun on the publication of “Subthalamic deep brain stimulation and levodopa in Parkinson’s disease: a meta-analysis of combined effects” in the June issue of the Journal of […]

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Welcome to our new team Member!

Jun 20th, 2018

Welcome to our new Assistant Scientist, Fumiaki Yokoi.  Please say hello if you see him around campus!

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Welcome to the Team!

Jun 19th, 2018

Please welcome Mayanglambam Singh our new Post Doc.  Be sure to say hello if you see him around!

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.

See "Education" section above for more information on how to apply.



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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 […]

Faculty Research Update

Migraine and Depression
by Yulia Orlova et al., 2018

Yulia Y Orlova, MD - PhotoSerotonin syndrome is a toxicity syndrome related to the use of serotonergic medications. Patients need to have at least one of the following symptoms/signs (refer to the article for more details):

  • Spontaneous clonus
  • Inducible clonus + (agitation or sweating)
  • Ocular clonus + (agitation or sweating)
  • Tremor + hyperreflexia
  • Hypertonia + temperature above 38C + (ocular clonus or inducible clonus)

The FDA has issued an advisory warning against the possible higher risk of serotonin syndrome with concomitant use of triptans (to manage migraine headaches) and certain antidepressants: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) or selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI).

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