Department of Neurology
The Department of Neurology at the University of Florida (Gainesville) has long been known for excellence in clinical teaching and for our programs in movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy and behavioral neurology. In the past decade, our faculty has more than doubled, and we are currently building a completely freestanding Neuromedicine hospital set to open in 2017. As part of the growth for the hospital we will be expanding by 20 more neurologists, inclusive of growing research and care in PD and in neurodegenerative disease. The department has open dialogues with faculty in other departments at the MBI-UF and the Health Sciences Center, creating a fertile environment for collaboration in basic and clinical research. The department has clinical research interdisciplinary programs in PD and Movement Disorders, Alzheimer’s/Behavioral Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurorehabilitation, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries, and Stroke. The department has in-patient ward and consultative services and out-patient care at UF Health Shands Hospital and at the Malcom Randall Veterans Administration Hospital. UF Health Shands is consistently ranked among the best hospitals in the United States. There is a large residency program and a medical student clerkship run out of the department. The department has fellowships in multiple areas and the fellows are all engaged in research as well as clinical care.