Neural tissues and the nervous system control most bodily functions from muscular to mental. In order to better treat the different presentations of neurological dysfunction, many of our neurologists have specialized in a sub-specialty of neurology and we have devoted entire divisions of our department to treating these sub-specialties of neurology.
Our clinics are dedicated to providing quality diagnostic evaluations and treatment recommendations for those suffering from memory and cognitive disorders. Our evaluation team of physicians, psychologists and counselors provide a detailed evaluation.
We are a large multidisciplinary group of professionals offering state of the art clinical care for our seizure patients. We combine advanced diagnostics, drug treatment and clinical trials with an experienced epilepsy surgery program assisted by the best technology.
We believe that integrated, interdisciplinary care is the most effective approach for patients with movement disorders. The Center delivers motor, cognitive and behavioral diagnoses as well as various treatments all in one centralized location.
We are an interdisciplinary clinical and research center devoted to the care of patients with neuroimmunological diseases. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and empower patients through excellent multi-disciplinary clinical care and innovative research.
We are a group of neurology faculty with specialty training in neurocritical care. We are dedicated to the treatment of patients with life-threatening neurological & neurosurgical diseases.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Few conditions occur as rapidly and with as devastating consequences as stroke. Our Comprehensive Stroke Center is part of an elite group of providers focused on the highest quality stroke care, recognized as industry leaders, and responsible for setting the national agenda in expert stroke care.
The TRACS program goes beyond the traditional roles of clinicians and researchers, acknowledging that concussion and traumatic brain injury are complicated challenges that require teams to advance our knowledge and care.
Our Centers And Specialty Clinics
The mission of the Brain Injury, Rehabilitation and Neuroresilience Center is to foster interactions between brain injury clinicians and researchers, harnessing collective strengths across UF to encourage cross-disciplinary collaborations and innovation in the field.
Our Comprehensive Stroke Center is part of an elite group of providers focused on the highest quality stroke care, recognized as industry leaders, and responsible for setting the national agenda in expert stroke care.
Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a set of complex genetic disorders that can affect almost every organ system, causing a predisposition for tumors to grow on nerves in the brain and throughout the body.
Cavernous malformations are abnormal clusters of dilated blood vessels. The walls of these vessels are generally weak and are prone to leaking blood. These malformations can cause seizures, stroke symptoms, hemorrhages and headache.
Ataxia can be a confusing and complicated disease and we’re here to help. The term “ataxia” is often used by doctors to describe specific symptoms related to coordination such as unsteady walking or poor balance, difficulty with hand coordination slurred or unclear speech. Additionally, there can be eye symptoms such as blurry vision, double vision or difficulty focusing and trouble with swallowing. Most of the time, balance and walking problems are the first symptoms.
Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome (VHL) is a hereditary condition associated with tumors arising in multiple organs. VHL-related tumors include hemangioblastomas, which are blood vessel tumors of the brain, spinal cord, and retina. The retinal tumors are also called retinal angiomas, which can lead to blindness if not treated in a timely manner.
Our Research labs
The LaVoie lab is primarily interested in the etiology of Parkinson’s disease, a neurologic disorder affecting more than 1 million Americans today. There are several inherited forms of Parkinson’s disease, and while these are very rare, we study the genetic forms of the disease in an effort to uncover the earliest molecular causes of the more common, sporadic forms of Parkinson’s disease.
The laboratory’s research effort is dedicated to “predict and prevent” Parkinson’s disease through a combination of human genetic and omic analyses, molecular engineering and neuronal biology, mouse modeling, brain slice electrophysiology and pharmacology.
Our mission is to investigate the effects of self-fulfilling prophecy bias in neuroprognostication studies. We aim to improve neurocritical care through analysis of outcome prediction in cardic arrest, stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, traumatic brain injuries and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Our hope is to improve clinical outcomes for neurologic patients.
The Connect Lab investigates novel applications of technology in Lewy body dementia. We are developing a multi-disciplinary telemedicine program for individuals with Lewy body dementia and using wearable technology to collect vital information for clinical research. Our overarching goal is connect those living with LBD and their loved ones to the specialty care they deserve.