Congratulations to our Comprehensive Stroke Team!

The UF Health Comprehensive Stroke team was officially recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association with the highest designation that can be achieved – Stroke Gold Plus […]

Michael Okun , MD - Photo Congratulations to Dr. Michael Okun!

The Provost has announced a new program, the University Term Professorship, which recognizes and rewards outstanding faculty academic achievement.  An advisory committee was appointed to review the nominations and Dr. […]

Clerkship Director of the Year for the College of Medicine

Daniel Martinez-Ramirez MD of the Department of Neurology last night was awarded the Clerkship Director of the Year for the College of Medicine.  Daniel has inspired the next generation of […]

UF Health Neuromedicine 2016 Progress Report

This is the most prolific era in the history of neuromedicine at University of Florida Health, and we are eager to share some of the exciting initiatives currently taking place. […]

UF Health Shands Hospital among nation’s best

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital is now tied for top adult hospital in Florida, according to the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report adult specialty rankings of the nation’s […]

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Neurology News

Congratulations Dr. Karen McFarland!

Jun 23rd, 2017

Dr. McFarland was named the Berman Fellow in Alzheimer’s Disease for July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

Functional activity of the sensorimotor cortex and cerebellum relates to cervical dystonia symptoms

Jun 22nd, 2017

Congratulations to Christopher W. Hess, Nikolaus R. McFarland, Aparna Wagle Shukla, Michael S. Okun, and David E. Vaillancourt on the publication of “Functional activity of the sensorimotor cortex and cerebellum relates […]

Fighting Dementia

Jun 21st, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. WCJB-TV 20– Dementia is a tough and debilitating mental disorder, but researchers are learning more about it. Dr. Glenn Smith is a dementia researcher from UF’s Department of […]

Parkinson Disease and Autoimmune Disorders—What Can We Learn From Genome-wide Pleiotropy?

Jun 20th, 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Nikolaus McFarland, Karen McFarland and Todd Golde on the publication of “Parkinson Disease and Autoimmune Disorders—What Can We Learn From Genome-wide Pleiotropy?”  This article was published in […]

Grand Rounds – June 13, 2017

Jun 19th, 2017

The University of Florida, Department of Neurology Presents “Chronic Daily Headache”   Aven Ford, MD Major, United States Air Force, Medical Corps Staff Neurologist Chief, Neurology Element Wright-Patterson Medical Center […]

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How to Manage Parkinson’s “Off” Time

Parkinson’s can be unpredictable – symptoms can come and go or get better and worse throughout the day. These so-called “on-off” fluctuations (also called motor fluctuations) and dyskinesias can be […]

Solving the Puzzle of Living with Parkinson’s

Harvesting Happiness with guest Dr. Michael Okun   Host Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA is an Applied Positive Psychology and lifestyle management consultant specializing in the fields of addiction and trauma recovery, life-crises triage, integrated wellbeing and mindful living. Her mission-driven […]

Michael Okun , MD - Photo Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s

In this debut episode of Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s, brought to you by the National Parkinson Foundation, Dr. Michael Okun talks about early warning signs of Parkinson’s […]

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Patient Information Video Psychosis in Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Below is a video presented as an interview between Dr. Melissa Armstrong and Dr. Wissam Deeb about the differences in different types of Dementia, specifically Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson’s […]

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Monthly Blog

6 Steps to better sleep

BY MELISSA ARMSTRONG, MD, MSC, FAAN Many neurologic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis disrupt sleep. Sleep problems also can impact the brain: multiple research studies suggest, for […]

The Neurologist is in…

Monthly insights and advice from a stroke specialist, a movement disorder expert, and a neuromuscular physician. by Melissa Armstrong, MD, MSC featured in Neurology Now, Your Trusted Resource for Brain […]

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Faculty Spotlight Dr. Teddy Youn is a fellowship-trained neurointensivist who recently joined the UF Neurology department as an assistant professor in Neurocritical care and vascular neurology. Dr. Youn’s interest in clinical research peaked during his Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship for medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. His interests include targeted temperature management (TTM) in post-cardiac arrest patients, neuroinflammation in acute ischemic stroke and the health disparities among various ethnic/racial and geographic populations.

He enjoys outdoor activities and traveling.