Pouya A Ameli

Pouya A Ameli, MD, MS

Assistant Professor Of Neurology And Neurosurgery, Division Of Neurocritical Care

Business Phone: (352) 273-5550

About Pouya A Ameli

Dr. Ameli joined the University of Florida in 2020. He completed his undergraduate degree at UF before pursuing graduate school and medical school at the University of Central Florida. He then completed residency in Neurology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, followed by Neurocritical Care fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Ameli serves in multiple leadership roles in Neurocritical Care Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Heart/Stroke Association, and the Society for Critical Care Medicine.

During his career, Dr. Ameli has been involved in a wide variety of research including: the role of specific cell cycle kinases in the development of breast and prostate cancer, aquaporin protein involvement in the effects of acetazolamide on hydrocephalus, the genetics of stroke outcome, and vital sign instability as a predictor of clinical deterioration. He is looking forward to contributing to the incredibly academic and energetic team at UF.

Outside of work, Dr. Ameli and his wife are considered a “foodies” by many of their friends – frequently exploring new restaurants and making all kinds of food at home. He loves to get exercise by hiking, cross training, and playing basketball. He is also a huge sports fan with orange-and-blue running through his veins (Go Gators!).‚Äč


Presidential Citation
2020 · Neurocritical Care Society
Invited Presenter
2019 · Society for Critical Care Medicine Teaching Competition
Future Leaders Form
2018 · Neurocritical Care Society
Founding Member, Center for Leadership and Service
2005-2007 · University of Florida

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

  • Neurology


Evaluation and Management of Seizures and Status Epilepticus.
Neurologic clinics. 39(2):513-544 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ncl.2021.01.009. [PMID] 33896531.
Role of vasopressin and its antagonism in stroke related edema.
Journal of neuroscience research. 92(9):1091-9 [DOI] 10.1002/jnr.23407. [PMID] 24823792.
Visual-olfactory hallucinatory synesthesia: the Charles Bonnet Syndrome with olfactory hallucinations.
Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior. 50:204-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cortex.2013.10.002. [PMID] 24290845.
Effect of acetazolamide on aquaporin-1 and fluid flow in cultured choroid plexus.
Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement. 113:59-64 [DOI] 10.1007/978-3-7091-0923-6_13. [PMID] 22116425.


Neurocritical Care Fellowship
2018-2020 · Emory University
Neurology Resident
2015-2018 · Vanderbilt University
Internship in Internal Medicine
2014-2015 · Vanderbilt University
2010-2014 · University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Masters of Science in Biotechnology
2008-2010 · University of Central Florida
BA in Philosophy
2003-2007 · University of Florida

Contact Details

(352) 273-5550