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Causes, Complications and Outcomes of hospitalization in patients with Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)

Dr. Christopher Chauncey Spears – one of the movement disorders senior fellows – presented the poster “Causes, Complications and Outcomes of hospitalization in patients with Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)” […]

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Management of Parkinson Disease in 2017 Personalized Approaches for Patient-Specific Needs

The approach and treatment of Parkinson disease is perpetually changing for a better management of a multitude of associated motor (tremors, stiffness, slowness, gait) and non-motor (sleep disturbances, mood disorders, […]

Congratulations Dr. Ho!

Congratulations to Dr. Kwo Wei David Ho MD PhD, UF Neurology Resident. Dr. Ho is now a member of the editorial team of the Neurology journal Resident and Fellow section. […]

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99% of the brains of deceased NFL football players studied had evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

New research shows that 99 percent of the brains of deceased NFL football players that researchers studied had evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a neurodegenerative brain disease found […]

Department of Neurology Award winners 2017

It was our honor and pleasure on June 16th to present the 2017 Department of Neurology graduates and award winners at the 2017 annual party. It was a great event for […]

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Welcome Slande Alliance

Nov 13th, 2017

Slande Alliance will be joining us as a Research Coordinator.  Please welcome her to the department!  

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Ventral Intermediate Nucleus Versus Zona Incerta Region Deep Brain Stimulation In Essential Tremor

Nov 9th, 2017

Congratulation to Robert Eisinger et al. (Dr. Michael Okun’s lab) on the publication of “Ventral Intermediate Nucleus Versus Zona Incerta Region Deep Brain Stimulation In Essential Tremor,” in the November issue […]

Grand Rounds – November 7, 2017

Nov 6th, 2017

The University of Florida Continuing Medical Education and Department of Neurology   Present “Sleep and Performance”  Stephan Eisenschenk, MD Associate Professor of Neurology Director, North Florida/South Georgia VAMC Center of […]

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Welcome Christian Wolf, ARNP

Nov 3rd, 2017

  Please welcome Christian Wolf, ARNP.  Christian is the new extender on the general inpatient care ward.  

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Square biphasic pulse deep brain stimulation for essential tremor: The BiP tremor study

Oct 30th, 2017

Congratulations Drs. Sol De Jesus, Leonardo Almeida, Leili Shahgholi, Daniel Martinez-Ramirez, Aparna Wagle-Shukla, and Michael Okun on the publication of “Square biphasic pulse deep brain stimulation for essential tremor: The BiP tremor study.”  This article was published in the October […]

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 Spotlight

Tirisham GyangDr. Tirisham Gyang recently joined the UF neurology department and more specifically the multiple sclerosis division.

She attended St Georges University Medical School, and completed her residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She finished her neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis, and experimental therapeutic fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2017.  Dr. Gyang studied the use of cannabis for the symptomatic treatment of multiple sclerosis symptoms most notably pain and spasticity.

Dr. Gyang likes to travel.  Most of her trips have been in the Northern Hemisphere. She wouldlike to explore the Southern Hemisphere most notably Australia.  She is not partial to any specific airline, except
maybe British Airways.