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 Neuromedicine Research Day

In accordance with the University of Florida Department of Neurology’s commitment to research the first annual Neuromedicine Research Day was held on Saturday, January 21, 2017. All the divisions in […]

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

Welcome Teresa Lyles

Apr 25th, 2017

Teresa will be joining the department as a Clinical Research Coordinator beginning May 24.  She can be reached via email at Teresa.lyles@neurology.ufl.edu

Welcome Oliver Nguyen

Apr 18th, 2017

Oliver is a Clinical Service Rep in the Movement Division clinic.  He can be reached via email at olivercn4@at.ufl.edu  

Voluntary up-regulation of reflex cough is possible in healthy older adults and Parkinson’s disease

Apr 14th, 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Karen Hegland, Michael Okun and Paul Davenport on the publication of “Voluntary up-regulation of reflex cough is possible in healthy older adults and Parkinson’s disease,” which was […]

Thalamic DBS with a constant-current device in essential tremor: A controlled clinical trial

Apr 13th, 2017

Congratulations to Drs. Okun, and Foote on the publication of “Thalamic DBS with a constant-current device in essential tremor: A controlled clinical trial.”  This article was published in the March […]

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Residency Candidates

Visit the Residency Program section to find everything you need to know about the Department of Neurology.

Faculty Spotlight


Dr. Busl is thrilled to join the University of Florida Neurology and Neurocritical Care programs and expand the services provided. She finished her residency and fellowship in Neurocritical care at Harvard Partners in Boston, MA. She is interested in clinical care processes in acute and critical care neurology. She likes everything active: running, swimming, barre classes and dancing. She met her husband when they were both principal dancers in a professional salsa dance company.

Monthly Podcast

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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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 CollegeRank.net.

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!