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Dr. Michael Okun, MD, honored by American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics!

Michael S. Okun, MD, Adelaide Lackner Professor and Chair of Neurology, and Co-director of the Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at the University of Florida Health College of Medicine, was […]

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Research Day 2018 – Save the Date!

In accordance with the University of Florida Department of Neurology’s commitment to Research, We Proudly Present the 2nd Annual RESEARCH DAY!   When:  June 2, 2018 8:00AM-4:00PM Where:  Shands South Tower (SACC) […]

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A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner

The Aspen movement disorders course started in 1991 at Columbia University through the efforts of some of the movement disorders “founding fathers”: Drs. Hallett, Jankovic, and Fahn. It is a […]

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Congratulations on your Award!

Dr Giridhar Kalamangalam and Dr Jean Cibula were recently voted to the Fellowship of the American Epilepsy Society. The FAES credential is peer recognition that demonstrates professional accomplishment and dedication in […]

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Dr. Irene Malaty takes helm at Florida Society of Neurology

Irene Malaty, M.D., an associate professor in the department of neurology, has been chosen as president of the Florida Society of Neurology. Malaty first became involved with the society as […]

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Association of Coprescription of Triptan Antimigraine Drugs and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor or Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants With Serotonin Syndrome

Mar 13th, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Orlova on the publication of “Association of Coprescription of Triptan Antimigraine Drugs and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor or Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants With Serotonin Syndrome.”  This […]

Grand Rounds – March 13, 2018

Mar 12th, 2018

The University of Florida Department of Neurology Presents “Peer Review”   Presentation will be in lecture format with Q & A following   Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Speaker: 12:00pm-1:00pm McKnight […]

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Why are we so sleep deprived, and why does it matter?

Mar 11th, 2018

On Sunday, March 11, our clocks “spring forward” an hour, leading to less sleep for many of us. Michael Jaffee, M.D., FAAN, FANA, vice chair and associate professor of the department […]

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Multimodal Neuroimaging and Behavioral Assessment of SNCA Polymorphism rs356219 in Older Adults

Feb 21st, 2018

Congratulations Drs.Okun and Vaillancourt on the publication of “Multimodal Neuroimaging and Behavioral Assessment of SNCA Polymorphism rs356219 in Older Adults,” in the February 10th issue of Neurobiology of Aging.   Abstract […]

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Welcome Dr. Maria Bruzzone!

Feb 15th, 2018

Dr. Bruzzone is the latest addition to the Epilepsy Division. Please welcome her to the department!

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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

Central Retinal Artery Occlusion

By Teddy Youn, et al

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Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a devastating disease that commonly leads to blindness. Only 17% of patients with CRAO have a spontaneous meaningful recovery. Multiple causes can induce CRAO: carotid artery disease, cardiac valvular disease, atrial fibrillation, hypercoagulable disorders, and autoimmune diseases. Multiple empiric treatments have been used though with poor evidence for effectiveness. In addition, there is a lack of consensus on the appropriate treatment and management paradigms for these patients. Dr. Youn and colleagues recently published the results of a focused questionnaire (read more)...