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

Recognizing Atypical Parkinsonisms: “Red Flags” and Therapeutic Approaches

May 23rd, 2017

Congratulations Drs. Nikolaus McFarland and Christopher Hess on the publication of “Recognizing Atypical Parkinsonisms: “Red Flags” and Therapeutic Approaches” in Seminars in Neurology.   Abstract The overlap of signs and symptoms between […]

Long Term Follow up of Weight Changes in STN and GPi Deep Brain Stimulation

May 18th, 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Shah, Almeida, Okun, and Wagle-Shukla on the publication of “Long Term Follow up of Weight Changes in STN and GPi Deep Brain Stimulation,” in the April 23rd […]

Mixed Transcortical Aphasia in Association with Neurodegenerative Disease

May 17th, 2017

Congratulations Drs. Doty and Heilman on the publication of “Mixed Transcortical Aphasia in Association with Neurodegenerative Disease,”  which was published in the April 28th edition of Neurology. ABSTRACT Objective: To […]

Welcome Esther Olasoji!

May 15th, 2017

Esther is our new Clinical Research Coordinator.  She joined us on May 1st and can be reached via email at

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Residency Candidates

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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 […]

Advocacy in dysphagia management: A Neurologist’s perspective (Guest: Dr. Michael Okun)

Listen to Down the Hatch – a Podcast on SoundCloud! Physicians play a critical role in dysphagia management, even though swallowing may not have been included in their medical training. […]

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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 […]

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Gainesville in Top 3 College Cities

Gainesville is the third-best college town in the country, according to a new ranking published by

Taking into consideration hundreds of campuses and their surrounding cities, the website deemed Gainesville’s nature, nightlife and arts scene deserving of a top-tier status, said Sara Moore, the marketing director of College Rank.

The only cities ranked ahead are Cambridge, Massachusetts, and San Luis Obispo, California, home to Harvard University and California Polytechnic State University, respectively.

To see the article in the Independent Alligator click here!