Neal Weisbrod, MD

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Neal Weisbrod is a clinician educator with a focus on the overlap between neurology and palliative care.  He trained at the University of Rochester, New York for undergraduate education, medical school, and neurology residency.  During neurology residency he developed a passion for high quality doctor-patient communication in serious illness and went on to complete a fellowship in palliative care at the University of California, Los Angeles.  As a palliative neurologist, he has a focus on caring for patients with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer disease and other dementias.  Neal also has a core interest in resident neurologic education and equipping trainees with the skills to navigate challenging conversations about serious illness.​​

Clinical Interests

Neal focuses on several areas of neurology. He cares for patients with neurological diseases admitted to the hospital and works to guide them through that vulnerable experience. Additionally, in the outpatient setting he sees patients and families with neurodegenerative diseases and memory disorders. As a palliative care specialist he endeavors to apply expert-level symptom management and communication to all realms of neurology.

Teaching Interests

Neal’s teaching interests revolve around developing a primary palliative care curriculum for the neurology residency. While working with medical students he hopes to spark a love for the fields of neurology and palliative care. Additionally, he aims to collaborate with residents and medical students to develop self-care habits to prevent burnout and promote empathic patient care.

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Member 2013 – current
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), Member 2016 – current
Phi Beta Kappa, Inducted 2008

Medical Education

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY – 2013


University of Rochester, Rochester, NY – 2014


Neurology Residency – University of Rochester, Rochester, NY – 2017


Palliative Care Fellowship – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – 2018

Awards and Recognitions

American Academy of Neurology Resident Scholarship to the Annual Meeting – 2017
Robert J. Joynt Prize for Excellence in Clinical Neurology, University of Rochester Department of Neurology – 2013
Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Rochester Department of Chemistry – 2009

Selected Publications

Carrol, T., Weisbrod, N., O’Connor A., Quill, T. Primary Palliative Care Education: A Pilot Survey. Am J of Hosp and Palliat Care. 2018 Apr;35(4):565-569.

Contact Information

Department of Neurology
Box 100236
Gainesville, FL 32610
(352) 273-5550 (phone)
(352) 273-5575 (fax)