The Division of Neurocritical Care at University of Florida is a group of neurology faculty with specialty training in neurocritical care. We are dedicated to the treatment of patients with life-threatening neurological and neurosurgical diseases, such as acute ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, seizures and status epilepticus, meningitis/encephalitis, severe neuromuscular and neuroimmunologic diseases and patients after complex neurosurgical or neurointerventional procedures.
The 24-bed Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at UF Health is managed collaboratively by neurologists, anesthesiologists, and neurosurgeons to provide patients with highest quality care. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, nutritionists, social workers and case managers establishes individual and patient-family centered care plans. Patient management integrates cutting-edge technology to deliver the best care to our patients.
For any form of acute brain injury, accurate prediction of neurological outcome is a common challenge. At UF, we place high importance on providing the best predictions we can provide by combining the cumulative expertise of our world-class team. We aim to merge a patient’s goals and expectations with an accurate prognosis to help alleviate the stress and strain many patients and families feel in the ICU. As critical care physicians, we are used to facing challenging questions and we strive to help families cope with challenging times.
The UF Neurocritical Care Division also performs research and participates in multicenter clinical trials to help all of us learn more about how to better care for patients with acute neurological injury. For more information, please see our developing Neurocritical Care Lab website or contact the department of Neurology at 352-273-5550.