Michael Jaffee

Michael Jaffee, M.D., FAAN, FANA

Professor And Vice Chair

Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-GENERAL SERVICES
Business Phone: (352) 294-5000
Business Email: michael.jaffee@ufl.edu

About Michael Jaffee

Michael S. Jaffee, MD, is an associate professor in the department of neurology at the University of Florida, where he joined the faculty in 2016. Prior to his current position, he was an associate professor of neurology, psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences at the University of Virginia, where he served as the inaugural medical director of the Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Institute and director of the neurology sleep service. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1992 and completed a combined residency in neurology and psychiatry at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio in 1998. He later went on to complete a sleep medicine fellowship there in 2011. 

Dr. Jaffee is board certified in neurology, psychiatry, sleep medicine and brain injury medicine. He has additional certifications in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry, as well as neural repair and rehabilitation.

His 21-year Air Force career included wartime service as the chief of the medical staff for the largest U.S. military hospital in Iraq and service as the U.S. Air Force surgeon general neurology consultant. He served as the U.S. Department of Defense liaison to two White House-appointed panels of the Defense Health Board, and as the national director of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, where he managed a network of 18 sites leading to the publication of over 100 peer-reviewed articles and paving the way for deployed medical research. Dr. Jaffee helped develop seminal clinical practice guidelines and tools for the management of traumatic brain injury. He has represented the Department of Defense with congressional testimony. He was the first medical officer invited to have his military promotion ceremony in the House of Representatives. He has served as a consultant to the Institute of Medicine, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the National Institutes of Health and the National Football League. 

Dr. Jaffee retired from the Air Force in 2013 at the rank of colonel, when he was appointed to his faculty position at UVA. Now at UF, he continues to serve as a national and federal subject matter expert and serves as chair of the Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program as part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. He also is the senior neurologist serving on the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation national brain injury medicine examination committee.

Dr. Jaffee has dedicated a significant part of his career to developing innovative educational and research collaborations between the Department of Defense, federal agencies, academic institutions and other stakeholders, including the National Football League and the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Board Certifications

  • Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry
    United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties
  • Brain Injury Medicine
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neural Repair and Rehabilitation
    United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties
  • Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Neurology
Areas of Interest
  • Concussion
  • Sleep disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Publications

2021
Impact of a Sleep Enhancement Protocol on Nighttime Room Entries in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility.
Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. 46(4):232-243 [DOI] 10.1097/RNJ.0000000000000291. [PMID] 32976220.
2021
Making a Difference: Affective Distress Explains Discrepancy Between Objective and Subjective Cognitive Functioning After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation. 36(3):186-195 [DOI] 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000618. [PMID] 32898033.
2021
Quality Improvement in Neurology: Concussion Quality Measurement Set.
Neurology. 97(11):537-542 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0000000000012537. [PMID] 34321361.
2020
Acute Effects of Sport-Related Concussion on Serum Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein, Ubiquitin C-Terminal Hydrolase L1, Total Tau, and Neurofilament Light Measured by a Multiplex Assay.
Journal of neurotrauma. 37(13):1537-1545 [DOI] 10.1089/neu.2019.6831. [PMID] 32024456.
2020
Estimating minimal clinically important differences for two scales in patients with chronic traumatic brain injury.
Current medical research and opinion. 36(12):1999-2007 [DOI] 10.1080/03007995.2020.1841616. [PMID] 33095678.
2020
King-Devick Test Time Varies by Testing Modality.
Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine. 30(5):e139-e142 [DOI] 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000691. [PMID] 30358616.
2020
Should Neurologists Be Concerned With REM Sleep Quantity?
JAMA neurology. 77(10):1209-1210 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.2122. [PMID] 32663238.
2019
Drill-Specific Head Impacts in Collegiate Football Practice: Implications for Reducing “Friendly Fire” Exposure.
Annals of biomedical engineering. 47(10):2094-2108 [DOI] 10.1007/s10439-018-2088-5. [PMID] 29987539.
2019
Exploratory study of sport-related concussion effects on peripheral micro-RNA expression.
Brain injury. 33(4):1-7 [DOI] 10.1080/02699052.2019.1573379. [PMID] 30704304.
2019
Patient-perceived value of a specialty-specific welcome letter: What you say and how you say it.
Neurology. Clinical practice. 9(3):228-232 [DOI] 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000000633. [PMID] 31341710.
2019
Predicting long-term cognitive and neuropathological consequences of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury: Review and theoretical framework.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. 41(8):775-785 [DOI] 10.1080/13803395.2019.1620695. [PMID] 31156042.
2018
Concussion BASICS II: Baseline serum biomarkers, head impact exposure, and clinical measures.
Neurology. 91(23):e2123-e2132 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006616. [PMID] 30404782.
2018
Concussion Biomarkers Assessed in Collegiate Student-Athletes (BASICS) I: Normative study.
Neurology. 91(23):e2109-e2122 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006613. [PMID] 30404785.
2018
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) findings in adult civilian, military, and sport-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI): a systematic critical review.
Brain imaging and behavior. 12(2):585-612 [DOI] 10.1007/s11682-017-9708-9. [PMID] 28337734.
2018
Glymphatic system disruption as a mediator of brain trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews. 84:316-324 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.08.016. [PMID] 28859995.
2018
Long-term Mortality in NFL Professional Football Players: No Significant Increase, but Questions Remain.
JAMA. 319(8):773-775 [DOI] 10.1001/jama.2017.20885. [PMID] 29392297.
2018
Military-related risk factors for dementia.
Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 14(12):1651-1662 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jalz.2018.08.011. [PMID] 30415806.
2018
Tau in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy-Reply.
JAMA neurology. 75(3):381-382 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.4893. [PMID] 29404562.
2017
Research Gaps and Controversies in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Review.
JAMA neurology. 74(10):1255-1262 [DOI] 10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.2396. [PMID] 28975240.
2016
Factors Influencing Clinical Correlates of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE): a Review.
Neuropsychology review. 26(4):340-363 [PMID] 27561662.
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2016
Parkinson’s disease psychosis: therapy tips and the importance of communication between neurologists and psychiatrists.
Neurodegenerative disease management. 6(4):319-30 [DOI] 10.2217/nmt-2016-0009. [PMID] 27408981.
2016
The Danger of Not Treating Parkinson Disease Psychosis.
JAMA neurology. 73(9) [DOI] 10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.2280. [PMID] 27400122.
2015
Sleep disturbances in athletic concussion.
Brain injury. 29(2):221-7 [DOI] 10.3109/02699052.2014.983978. [PMID] 25587746.
2014
Day of injury cognitive performance on the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation (MACE) by U.S. military service members in OEF/OIF.
Military medicine. 179(9):990-7 [DOI] 10.7205/MILMED-D-13-00349. [PMID] 25181717.
2013
Military risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 9(4):445-51 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jalz.2013.03.005. [PMID] 23809365.
2010
Combat-related traumatic brain injury and its implications to military healthcare.
The Psychiatric clinics of North America. 33(4):783-96 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psc.2010.08.007. [PMID] 21093678.
2010
Military traumatic brain injury and blast.
NeuroRehabilitation. 26(3):179-81 [DOI] 10.3233/NRE-2010-0553. [PMID] 20448307.
2010
The history and evolution of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation in military service members and veterans.
American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation. 89(8):688-94 [DOI] 10.1097/PHM.0b013e3181e722ad. [PMID] 20647782.
2010
Traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, and postconcussive symptom reporting among troops returning from iraq.
The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation. 25(5):307-12 [DOI] 10.1097/HTR.0b013e3181cada03. [PMID] 20042982.
2009
A brief overview of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within the Department of Defense.
The Clinical neuropsychologist. 23(8):1291-8 [DOI] 10.1080/13854040903307250. [PMID] 19882472.
2007
Posttraumatic stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder-like symptoms and mild traumatic brain injury.
Journal of rehabilitation research and development. 44(7):895-920 [PMID] 18075948.
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2007
Team approach to diagnosis and management of traumatic brain injury and its comorbidities.
Journal of rehabilitation research and development. 44(7):vii-xi [PMID] 18075945.
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Grants

Aug 2021 ACTIVE
Preclinical Markers of Parkinsonism
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS
Aug 2020 ACTIVE
Using Electronic Health Records from a Large Clinical Data Research Network to Understand Cancer Burden and Cancer Risks Among Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Individuals
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Aug 2020 ACTIVE
Optimizing the Population Representativeness of Older Adults in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Clinical Trials
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Jun 2020 ACTIVE
Transcutaneous Vagal Nerve Stimulation Improvement of Sleep Quality in Veterans with PTSD with or without History of TBI
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Jan 2020 ACTIVE
The benefits and harms of lung cancer screening in Florida
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Jan 2020 – Jun 2021
Mangurian RAPID EYE MOVEMENT BEHAVIOR DISORDER AS A PRECLINICAL MODEL OF DEMENTIA AND PARKINSONISM
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Memory Disorder Clinic
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF ELDER AFFAIRS
Jan 2019 ACTIVE
Systematic Analysis of Clinical Study Generalizability Assessment Methods with Informatics
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: FL STATE UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Jul 2017 – Jun 2019
MEMORY DISORDER CLINIC
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF ELDER AFFAIRS
Jul 2016 – Jun 2017
ALZHEIMERS DISEASE INITIATIVE MEMORY DISORDER CLINIC 2016-2017
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FL DEPT OF ELDER AFFAIRS
Jul 2006 ACTIVE
BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD INJURY RESEARCH
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH

Education

Fellowship – Sleep Medicine
2010-2011 · San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Residency – Neurology
1998 · San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Residency – Psychiatry
1998 · San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Medical Degree
1992 · University of Virginia

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2021
PAS5020 Intro to Medicine 2
2021
MDC7800 Neurology Clerkship

Contact Details

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Business:
(352) 294-5000
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