Meet the Guardians

Our Leaders

Katharina Busl

Katharina Busl MD, MS

Associate Professor Of Neurology And Neurosurgery; Associate Chair Of Clinical Operations; Chief, Division Of Neurocritical Care; Director, UF Health Shands Neurointensive Care Unit; Associate Program Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship
Phone: (352) 294-5000
Carolina B Maciel

Carolina B Maciel MD, MSCR

Assistant Professor Of Neurology And Neurosurgery; Director Of Research, Division Of Neurocritical Care, Critical Care Encephalographer, Division Of Epilepsy
Phone: (352) 273-5550

Our Faculty

Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson DO, MS

Assistant Professor Of Neurology And Neurosurgery, Division Of Neurocritical Care; Neuroscience Course Director UF College Of Medicine; Program Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship
Phone: (352) 273-5550
Michael A Pizzi

Michael A Pizzi DO, PhD

Assistant Professor Of Neurology And Neurosurgery, Division Of Neurocritical Care
Phone: (352) 273-5550
Pouya A Ameli

Pouya A Ameli MD, MS

Assistant Professor Of Neurology And Neurosurgery, Division Of Neurocritical Care
Phone: (352) 273-5550
William Roth

William Roth MD

Assistant Professor Of Neurology And Neurosurgery, Division Of Neurocritical Care
Phone: (352) 273-5550
Jenna L Ford

Jenna L Ford MD

Assistant Professor Of Neurology, Division Of Neurocritical Care
Phone: (352) 294-5000
Lisa Merck

Lisa Merck MD, MPH, MA, FACEP

Dr. Lisa H. Merck is Professor & Vice Chair of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Dean, Acute Care Research & Clinical Trials in the College of Medicine, and Medical Director for Acute Clinical Research at Virginia Commonwealth Universi
Phone: (352) 265-5911
Melody B Eckert
Phone: (352) 273-5550

Our Fellows

Fouad Abuzeid

Fouad Abuzeid MD

Neurocritical Care Fellow
Shweta Goswami

Shweta Goswami MD

Neurocritical Care Fellow
Phone: (352) 273-5550
Robert Ondracek

Robert Ondracek DO

Neurocritical Care Fellow
Phone: (352) 273-5550
Hemanth Pasupuleti

Hemanth Pasupuleti MD

Neurocritical Care Fellow
Phone: (352) 273-5550

Research Coordinators and Administrative Staff

Katie Dickinson

Katie Dickinson

Clinical Research Nurse
Phone: (352) 273-5550
Ruthi N Peterson

Ruthi N Peterson

Administrative Assistant
Phone: (352) 294-8957
Jessica C Spana

Jessica C Spana

Clinical Research Coordinator III
Phone: (352) 273-5550

NCC Research Collaborators

Jorge Cespedes

Yale Collaborator
Department: MD-NEURO-NEUROCRITICAL CARE

Lawrence Hirsch

NCC Research Collaborator
Department: MD-NEURO-NEUROCRITICAL CARE
Phone: (203) 785-3865

Clio Rubinos

RedCap Collaborator
Department: MD-NEURO-NEUROCRITICAL CARE

Adnan Shahid

Department: MD-NEURO-NEUROCRITICAL CARE
Phone: (507) 202-0444

Brandon Waters

RedCap Collaborator
Department: MD-NEURO-NEUROCRITICAL CARE
Phone: (984) 974-4401

Students and Trainees Outside of UF College of Medicine

Nilan Bhakta

Department: MD-NEURO-NEUROCRITICAL CARE
Phone: (352) 273-5550

Viktoriya A Gibatova

Department: MD-NEURO-NEUROCRITICAL CARE
Phone: (239) 246-3122

Shilpa Haldal

Department: MD-NEURO-NEUROCRITICAL CARE

Pavitra Srinivasan

Department: MD-NEURO-NEUROCRITICAL CARE