Katharina Busl, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Busl is thrilled to join the University of Florida Neurology and Neurocritical Care programs and expand the services provided.  She is looking forward to the expansion of the department into the new neuromedicine building (due to open by the end of 2017).  She is interested in  studying the variables affecting the outcomes of patients with critical neurologic diseases especially subdural hematomas.

Clinical Interests

Subdural hematoma
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Traumatic brain injury
Status epilepticus
Central nervous system infections
Quality and safety of neuro-ICU care
Neuro-ICU organization and care delivery models

Research Interests

Outcomes in patients with critical neurological disease, especially subdral hematoma
Status epilepticus
Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Teaching Interests

Building a new neurocritical care fellowship
Education and training for physician extenders in the Neuro-ICU

Awards and Recognitions

Teacher of the year, Rush University – 2013
Emerging Leaders Forum, American Academy of Neurology – 2016

Professional Affiliations

Neurocritical Care Society
American Academy of Neurology Society of Critical Care Medicine
American Heart Association

Medical Education

Technical University Munich – 2004


St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boston, MA – 2006


Neurology Residency, Harvard Partner’s Boston, MA – 2009


Neurocritical Care, Harvard Partner’s Boston, MA – 2011

Select Publications

Cutting S, Wettengel M, Conners JJ, Ouyang B, Busl K. Three-Month Outcomes Are Poor in Stroke Patients with Cancer Despite Acute Stroke Treatment. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Nov 24. pii: S1052-3057(16)30423-2.

Pollandt S, Ouyang B, Bleck TP, Busl KM. Seizures and Epileptiform Discharges in Patients With Acute Subdural Hematoma. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 Jan;34(1):55-60.

Sweis RT, Ouyang B, Lopez GA, Bleck TP, Busl KM. Falcine and Tentorial Subdural Hematomas May Not Routinely Require Transfer to a Tertiary Care Center. J Emerg Med. 2015 Nov;49(5):679-85.

Busl KM, Bleck TP. Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema. Crit Care Med. 2015 Aug;43(8):1710-5.