Heather Panic

Heather Panic, MD


Business Phone: (352) 273-5550

About Heather Panic

Heather Panic grew up in Louisiana and took the long route to become a neurologist. After graduating with a degree in computer science, she spent a decade in Europe developing software for the NATO military alliance. She then decided to switch careers and completed a neuroscience PhD on the topic of spatial orientation and navigation at Brandeis University, followed by her MD at the University of Miami. She is interested in pursuing a career in academic medicine, likely in vestibular neurology. She is delighted to be completing her residency at UF Neurology, with its supportive atmosphere and broad range of subspecialty training. Outside of medicine, she is a fan of anything related to airplanes and space, and she enjoys games, cooking, creating electronic music and art, and traveling the world.


Modeling, Simulation, and Training Fellowship
2015 · Link Foundation

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Areas of Interest
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Visual-Vestibular Integration


Gravitational and Somatosensory Influences on Control and Perception of Roll Balance.
Aerospace medicine and human performance. 88(11):993-999 [DOI] 10.3357/AMHP.4853.2017. [PMID] 29046174.
Direction of balance and perception of the upright are perceptually dissociable.
Journal of neurophysiology. 113(10):3600-9 [DOI] 10.1152/jn.00737.2014. [PMID] 25761954.


2020 · University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine
PhD, Neuroscience
2016 · Brandeis University
MS, Neuroscience
2012 · Brandeis University
BS, Psychology
2010 · The Open University – UK
BS, Computer Science
1997 · Louisiana Tech University

Contact Details

(352) 273-5550