Katharina Busl

Katharina Busl, MD, MS

Chief Neurocritical Care And Clinical Associate Professor

Business Phone: (352) 294-5000

About Katharina Busl

Katharina M. Busl, MD, is the division chief of neurocritical care at University of Florida Health and co-director of the UF Health Shands Hospital Neuro Intensive Care Unit. She is a neurointensivist with faculty appointments in the departments of neurology and neurosurgery.

Dr. Busl received her medical degree with high honors from the Technical University of Munich in Germany. She moved to Boston to complete her neurology residency in the Harvard Neurology Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she also served as chief resident. She subsequently completed a fellowship in neurological critical care at the Harvard Partners program (MGH and BWH). Before coming to UF, Dr. Busl was an assistant professor of neurology and attending neurointensivist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition to her formal medical education, Dr. Busl holds a master’s degree in science from Rush University.

Dr. Busl is board certified in neurology as a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and neurocritical care-certified by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. She is a 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. Dr. Busl has been invited to numerous regional, national and international meetings and conferences to present and participate.

In addition to conducting her own research, Dr. Busl also serves as a reviewer for several journals, including JAMA Neurology, Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care, the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease and the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. She also has contributed to several book chapters.

As the recipient of numerous awards, including the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award from Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Busl is a sought out speaker and experienced teacher. Dr. Busl is fluent in German and English.


Presidential Citation
2018 · Neurocritical Care Society
Department Service Award
2017 · Department of Neurology, University of Florida, College of Medicine
Emerging Leaders Forum
2016 · American Academy of Neurology
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
2013 · Rush University Medical Center, Department of Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurocritical Care
    United Counsil of Neurologic Subspecialties
  • Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

  • Neurology
  • Critical Care Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Transient ischemic attack
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Research Profile

My research interests include characterization of systemic complications in neurocritical illness, neuroICU organization, and quality in the neuroICU and in neurology.


2018 Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
2018 Movement Disorders Clinical Practice
2014 Current Treatment Options in Neurology
2013 Current Infectious Disease Reports
2012 Neurotherapeutics
2007 Journal of Neuro-Oncology


Master of Science
2013 · Rush University
Fellowship – Neurology
2011 · Harvard Partners Neurocritical Care
Residency – Neurology
2009 · Harvard Partners Neurology Residency Program
Internship – Internal Medicine
2006 · Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center
Clinical and Laboratory Immunology
2004-2005 · Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet
Medical Degree
2004 · Technische Universitaet Munchen

Contact Details

(352) 294-5000