Katharina Busl, MD, MS
James E. Rooks, Jr., Professor In Neurology; Professor Of Neurosurgery; Associate Chair, Clinical Operations, Neurology; Chief, Division Of Neurocritical Care; Associate Editor, Critical Care Medicine; Editorial Board Member, Neurocritical Care
About Katharina Busl
Katharina M. Busl, MD, MS, Associate Professor and division chief of Neurocritical care in the Department of Neurology, James E. Rooks, Jr. Professor, and medical director of the NeuroICU at UF Health Shands. Her main professional quest is to be patients’ and families’ resource, support, and advocate in the neurointensive care unit.
Dr. Busl received her medical degree with high honors from Technical University of Munich in Germany after which she moved to Boston to complete her neurology residency at Harvard Medical School/Neurology Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she also served as chief resident. She subsequently stayed at Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital for her fellowship in neurological critical care. After five years at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago as assistant professor of neurology and attending in neurocritical care, she joined University of Florida in 2016. As fellowship-trained neurointensivist, Dr. Busl is board-certified in neurology and neurocritical care and holds a master’s degree in science from Rush University. She is an active member of various professional societies including the American Academy of Neurology, the Neurocritical Care Society, the American Heart Association, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. At the University of Florida, she directs the Neurosciences ICU and related services. Dr. Busl also serves as the Physician Director of Quality for the Department of Neurology.
Dr. Busl’s research interests center around care innovations and quality of care in neurocritical care. Specific interests include treatment of headache in the neuroICU, medical complications of neurocritical disease, neurogenic bladder, and infections of the brain. Dr. Busl is a member of the American Academy of Neurology Ethics, Laws and Humanities Committee, serves as Associate Editor for Critical Care Explorations, is the Editor-in-Chief for Neurocritical Care On Call, and is an Editorial Board Member for Neurocritical Care.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Busl loves Florida for its sun and the many beautiful days that allow to be outside. She is an avid runner and swimmer and also loves yoga and tennis. She and her husband have three children who are all attending or graduates of the Baby Gator program at UF.
Neurocritical CareUnited Counsil of Neurologic Subspecialties
NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Neurocritical Care
- Acute Ischemic Stroke
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Transient ischemic attack
- Traumatic Brain Injury
My research interests include characterization of systemic complications in neurocritical illness, neuroICU organization, and quality in the neuroICU and in neurology.
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