The Department of Neurology at the University of Florida in Gainesville has long been known for excellence in clinical teaching and for our programs in epilepsy and behavioral neurology. In the past decade, our faculty has more than doubled. We have opened dialogues with faculty in other departments at the McKnight Brain Institute and Health Sciences Center, creating a fertile environment for collaboration in basic and clinical research. We have developed programs in Movement Disorders, Neurorehabilitation, and Alzheimer’s Disease, and greatly expanded our activities in Stroke and General Neurology. By browsing this website, you can learn about our programs in clinical care, education, and research. Some highlights are touched on below.
We maintain in-patient ward and consultative services and provide out-patient care at Shands Hospital and at the Malcom Randall Veterans Administration Hospital. Shands at UF is consistently ranked among the best hospitals in the United States. We have general neurology clinics in which to see patients with all neurological problems, including, but not limited to, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, myopathy, myasthenia, memory disorders, headache, and stroke. We have subspecialty clinics in memory disorders and Alzheimer’s disease, neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy, and movement disorders. We work in conjunction with Neurosurgery to offer selected patients surgical treatment of epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. We have recruited Dr. Michael Waters to lead a stroke program at Shands, and we will be recruiting a neurointensivist to staff a new neurointensive care unit.
In education, we teach medical students, and we have residency and fellowship training programs in adult neurology, clinical neurophysiology, behavioral neurology, and movement disorders. We are also active in continuing education for physicians, and in outreach programs for patients. Dr. Glen Finney, our Clerkship Director, is in charge of clinical neurology education for medical students. Dr. Finney is also the Director of the Neurology Residency Program, the Introduction to Clinical Neurology Course for second year medical students and the Clinical Neuroscience Pathway for first and second year medical students. Dr. Ramon Rodriguez serves as the Faculty Advisor for the Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN-UF Chapter). All these programs are designed to provide a continuum of neurological science education from the first year of medical school up to residency training in Neurology. We are fortunate to have exceptionally strong leadership and support from the College of Medicine.
We have research programs in behavioral neurology, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, neurorehabilitation, and many other areas. We collaborate with colleagues from other departments in the McKnight Brain Institute, the Health Sciences Center, UF and other institutions. A neuro-oncology program in the Department of Neurosurgery provides state-of-the-art surgical and medical care, enhances education for neurology residents, and opens opportunities for research.
Our success in each of these areas can be attributed to the support we receive from the College of Medicine and the McKnight Brain Institute, but principally to the efforts of superb faculty members.