Neurocritical Care

The Division of Neurocritical Care at University of Florida is a group of neurology faculty with specialty training in neurocritical care. We are dedicated to the treatment of patients with life-threatening neurological and neurosurgical diseases, such as acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, seizures and status epilepticus, meningitis/encephalitis, severe neuromuscular and neuroimmunologic diseases and patients after complex neurosurgical or neurointerventional procedures.

The 30-bed Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at UF Health is managed collaboratively by neurologists, anesthesiologists, and neurosurgeons to provide patients with highest quality care. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, nutritionists, social workers and case managers establishes individual and patient-family centered care plans. Patient management integrates cutting-edge technology to deliver the best care to our patients.

For any form of acute brain injury, accurate prediction of the neurologic outcome is of utmost importance to guide families when making decisions regarding goals of care. Merging the patient’s expectations and goals with their prognosis will elevate a sense of hope in some and alleviate thoughts of despair in others. As critical care physicians, we commonly face challenging questions about prognosis, and we are eager to help our patients and families through these challenging times. The neurocritical care division is also participating in multicenter research as well as our own institutional research to help improve the care of the neurocritically ill and find answers to some of the unanswered questions (for more information, please contact the department of neurology at 352-273-5550.