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DBS shows promise for Tourette patients in new UF-led registry

University of Florida neuroscientists are leading a multinational effort to track outcomes for patients with Tourette syndrome who undergo deep brain stimulation surgery, an established treatment for other movement disorders […]

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It’s Official!

We are honored to announce that the inpatient and outpatient services at our two new hospitals — the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital […]

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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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Neurology News

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Physiological effects of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation surgery in cervical dystonia

Jan 19th, 2018

Congratulations Drs Wagle Shukla, Foote and Okun on the publication of “Physiological effects of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation surgery in cervical dystonia,” in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & […]

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Welcome Jean Geste!

Jan 18th, 2018

Please join us in welcoming Jean Geste to the Department.  Jean will be joining Dr. Rincon Limas’ lab as a postdoctoral associate.    

Grand Rounds – January 16, 2018

Jan 12th, 2018

The University of Florida Continuing Medical Education and Department of Neurology Present “Somatoform Disorders”   Ralph Józefowicz, MD Professor of Neurology and Medicine Associate Chair of Education University of Rochester School […]

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Potential indications for deep brain stimulation in neurological disorders: an evolving field

Jan 10th, 2018

Congratulations Drs. Deeb, Okun and Zamora on the publication of “Potential indications for deep brain stimulation in neurological disorders: an evolving field,” in the December 2017 issue of the European […]

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Neuromedicine Service and Science Hub Model

Jan 9th, 2018

Congratulations to Drs. Okun, Ramirez-Zamora, and Foote on the publication of “Neuromedicine Service and Science Hub Model,” in the January 2, 2018 issue of JAMA Neurology. The US health care […]

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 […]

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.