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Stephen Nadeau, M.D.

nadeauProfessor of Neurology and Clinical & Health Psychology

Phone: (352) 273-5550
Fax: (352) 273-5575

Physical Address:

Department of Neurology
Room L3-100, McKnight Brain Institute
1149 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL. 32611

Mailing Address:

Department of Neurology
University of Florida College of Medicine
HSC Box 100236
Gainesville, FL 32610-0236

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Program Director and Chief, NF/SG VAMC

Professional Background

M.D., University of Florida College of Medicine (1977)

Personal Information

Dr. Nadeau presently serves as Chief of the Neurology Service and Medical Director of the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Professor of Neurology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville Florida. In addition, he is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society; member of the VA Research and Development Committee; Chair of the VA Research Budget Committee; and a member of the University of Florida College of Medicine Professorial Tenure and Promotion Committee.

In 1970, Dr. Nadeau earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Physics and Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He earned an MD with honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1977, then served his Internship and Residency in Neurology before being appointed Chief Resident in Neurology in 1980. In 1981-82, Dr. Nadeau was a Research Fellow in Behavioral Neurology at the Shands Teaching Hospital Department of Neurology, Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Nadeau is a member of the AOA, a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, a member of the International Neuropsychological Society, the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, the American Society of Neurorehabilitation, and the Center for Neuropsychological Studies. He practices as a general neurologist with particular expertise in stroke, dementia, headache, and vasculitis.  He is listed in Best Doctors of America.  He has been dedicated to teaching throughout his career, was Neurology Clerkship Director for many years, was principal author on the medical student text, Medical Neuroscience (Philadelphia: Saunders), and has been honored with the Neurology Resident Teacher of the Year award several times.

Research Interests

Dr. Nadeau’s current research interests are primarily in the areas of neurorehabilitation and behavioral neurology. His major focus in neurorehabilitation is on neurobiological adjuvants to neuroplasticity but his clinical trials work has included leadership in the recently completed phase III trial of treatments of walking impairment after stroke, the Locomotor Experience Applied Post Stroke (LEAPS) trial. His primary focus in behavioral neurology is the application of principles of parallel distributed processing (PDP), a derivation of chaos theory, to understanding how the brain supports language and other complex functions, and more generally, to the implications of neural networks instantiating PDP principles for the strengths and weaknesses of our knowledge.  He is the author of The Neural Architecture of Grammar (Cambridge: MIT Press).

Publications Extracted from Medline

  1. Bravata DM, Wells CK, Lo AC, et al. (2010) Processes of care associated with acute stroke outcomes. Arch Intern Med 170:804-810.
  2. Duncan PW, Sullivan KJ, Behrman AL, et al. (2011) Body-weight-supported treadmill rehabilitation after stroke. N Engl J Med 364:2026-2036.
  3. Edmonds LA, Nadeau SE, Kiran S. (2009) Effect of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment (VNeST) on Lexical Retrieval of Content Words in Sentences in Persons with Aphasia. Aphasiology 23:402-424.
  4. Lo AC, Guarino PD, Richards LG, et al. (2010) Robot-assisted therapy for long-term upper-limb impairment after stroke. N Engl J Med 362:1772-1783.
  5. McClung JS, Rothi LJ, Nadeau SE. (2010) Ambient experience in restitutive treatment of aphasia. Front Hum Neurosci 4:183.
  6. Nadeau SE. (2010) Hemispheric asymmetry: what, why, and at what cost? J Int Neuropsychol Soc 16:593-595.
  7. Rothi LJ, Fuller R, Leon SA, et al. (2009) Errorless practice as a possible adjuvant to donepezil in Alzheimer’s disease. J Int Neuropsychol Soc 15:311-322.
  8. Schmid AA, Wells CK, Concato J, et al. (2010) Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of poststroke falls in acute hospital setting. J Rehabil Res Dev 47:553-562.
  9. Tilson JK, Sullivan KJ, Cen SY, et al. (2010) Meaningful gait speed improvement during the first 60 days poststroke: minimal clinically important difference. Phys Ther 90:196-208.
  10. Triggs WJ, Ricciuti N, Ward HE, et al. (2010) Right and left dorsolateral pre-frontal rTMS treatment of refractory depression: a randomized, sham-controlled trial. Psychiatry Res 178:467-474.

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