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It’s Official!

We are honored to announce that the inpatient and outpatient services at our two new hospitals — the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital […]

Causes, Complications and Outcomes of hospitalization in patients with Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)

Dr. Christopher Chauncey Spears – one of the movement disorders senior fellows – presented the poster “Causes, Complications and Outcomes of hospitalization in patients with Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)” […]

Management of Parkinson Disease in 2017 Personalized Approaches for Patient-Specific Needs

The approach and treatment of Parkinson disease is perpetually changing for a better management of a multitude of associated motor (tremors, stiffness, slowness, gait) and non-motor (sleep disturbances, mood disorders, […]

Congratulations Dr. Ho!

Congratulations to Dr. Kwo Wei David Ho MD PhD, UF Neurology Resident. Dr. Ho is now a member of the editorial team of the Neurology journal Resident and Fellow section. […]

99% of the brains of deceased NFL football players studied had evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

New research shows that 99 percent of the brains of deceased NFL football players that researchers studied had evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a neurodegenerative brain disease found […]

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Neurology News

Grand Rounds – December 12, 2017

Dec 11th, 2017

The University of Florida Continuing Medical Education and Department of Neurology Present “An Update on Medical Management of Seizures:  New-Generation Anticonvulsants”   Maria Hella, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology PO […]

Neurotherapeutics Symposium 2018

Dec 1st, 2017

Orlando, FL February 7-9, 2018 The University of Rochester Center for Experiential Learning is hosting a neurotherapeutics symposium in Orlando. This symposium focuses on the process of testing new drugs […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson, 76, reveals he has Parkinson’s disease

Nov 21st, 2017

Although Parkinson’s is considered to be the most complex disease in medicine, it is also very treatable, Dr. Michael Okun, the national medical director for the Parkinson’s Foundation and chair […]

Welcome Slande Alliance

Nov 13th, 2017

Slande Alliance will be joining us as a Research Coordinator.  Please welcome her to the department!  

Ventral Intermediate Nucleus Versus Zona Incerta Region Deep Brain Stimulation In Essential Tremor

Nov 9th, 2017

Congratulation to Robert Eisinger et al. (Dr. Michael Okun’s lab) on the publication of “Ventral Intermediate Nucleus Versus Zona Incerta Region Deep Brain Stimulation In Essential Tremor,” in the November issue […]

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Residency Information The goal of the Neurology Residency Training Program is to prepare residents for a career in academic neurology, with well-rounded strengths in clinical care, professionalism, research, and education. We are confident that every resident who we accept into our program will be able, with suitable application, to become a first-rate neurologist.

See " Education" section above for more information on how to apply.


Stem Cells and Parkinson’s

Click here to listen! Stem cells – those cells that can give rise to so many cell types in the body – have been touted as the cure-all for a […]

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 international […]

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. […]

Patient Information Videos

Patient Education Videos

Stem Cell Treatment in Parkinsons Disease Below is a video presented as an interview between Dr. Aparna Wagle-Shukla and Dr. Wissam Deeb which discussed the use and prospects of Stem […]

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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

Tirisham Gyang Dr. Tirisham Gyang recently joined the UF neurology department and more specifically the multiple sclerosis division.

She attended St Georges University Medical School, and completed her residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She finished her neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis, and experimental therapeutic fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2017.  Dr. Gyang studied the use of cannabis for the symptomatic treatment of multiple sclerosis symptoms most notably pain and spasticity.

Dr. Gyang likes to travel.  Most of her trips have been in the Northern Hemisphere. She wouldlike to explore the Southern Hemisphere most notably Australia.  She is not partial to any specific airline, except
maybe British Airways.


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