Nivedita U. Jerath, MD, MS

Dr. Jerath’s utmost priority is to take care of her patients and she feels it is her responsibility to do the best for them. She loves helping others and treating her patients like her own family.

Dr. Jerath grew up in Augusta, Georgia, where her mother was also a neurologist. Dr. Jerath was Salutatorian of her high school and competed nationally in tennis; she was fortunate to attend Harvard College, where her passion for helping others solidified. She was nominated for the Ames public service award, because she was very enthusiastic in volunteering and helping others in college. After college, she spent one year as a personal fitness trainer in Augusta helping others lose weight. She then went to Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota where she won multiple awards including the Alpha Omega Alpha scholarship for her research in gender differences in stroke. After medical school, she completed the Partners Neurology Residency program at Harvard University where she won multiple Harvard Medical School teaching awards. She then moved to Iowa City to join her husband, where she furthered her training in clinical neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and hereditary neuropathies (CMT). She won the Muscular Dystrophy Clinical Research Training Award at the University of Iowa, which allowed her to study driving ability in those with hereditary neuropathy and to complete a Masters in Translational Biomedicine.

After the completion of 18 years of training in the Northeast and Midwest, she is thrilled to be back in the South and to join the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She loves the city and the people and is looking forward to serve the Gainesville Community as well as the surrounding areas.

Dr. Jerath has created the peripheral neuropathy clinic here at UF.  She has been selected by her patients to be the director of the Charcot Marie Tooth Clinic at the University of Florida, which has now achieved a center of excellence for the Charcot Marie Tooth Association and the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation.  For more information, click here.

Clinical Interests

General Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Peripheral Neuropathy, Clinical Neurophysiology, neurogenetics, and Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

Research Interests

Dr. Jerath’s research interests include research on both hereditary and acquired peripheral neuropathies. She is also interested in developing assistive devices to help those who have lost function in neuromuscular diseases.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Jerath enjoys teaching all aspects of neurology.

Awards and Recognition

Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinical Research Training Award
University of Iowa “Making a Difference” Award
Harvard Medical School/MGH Principal Clinical Experience Teaching Award
Roland P. Mackay Award for the best essay in historical aspects of neurology

Medical Education

Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN – 2008


Partners Neurology Residency Program at Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital – 2012


Internal Medicine Residency , University of Illinois, Peoria, IL – 2009


Clinical Neurophysiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – 2013
Neuromuscluar Diseases, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – 2014

Additional Education

Masters in Translational Biomedicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA – 2016

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
Peripheral Nerve Society
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Select Publications

Jerath NU, Crockett CD, Moore SA, et al. Rare Manifestation of a c.290 C>T, p.Gly97Glu VCP Mutation. Case reports in genetics 2015;2015:239167.

Jerath NU, Strader SB, Reddy CG, Swenson A, Kimura J, Aul E. Factors influencing aversion to specific electrodiagnostic studies. Brain and Behavior. 2014 May.

Jerath NU, Shy ME, Grider T, Gutmann L. A case of neuromyotonia and axonal motor neuropathy: A report of a HINT 1 mutation in the United States. Muscle & nerve 2015.

Jerath, N. U., & Shy, M. E. (2017). Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1C: Clinical and electrophysiological findings for the c.334G>a (p.Gly112Ser) LITAF/SIMPLE mutation. Muscle Nerve. doi: 10.1002/mus.25600.

Jerath NU, Gutmann L, Reddy CG, Shy ME. Charcot-marie-tooth disease type 1X in women: Electrodiagnostic findings. Muscle & nerve. 2016. Epub 2016/02/14.

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