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 […]

The Year in Review: Celebrating Our Achievements – McKnight Brain Institute!

Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Institute Director: Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D.   The Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida initiated a […]

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Neurology News

Epilepsy Day is March 27th

Mar 22nd, 2017

Here are some upcoming events to help you show your Support: Event Date/Time Location Epilepsy Walk March 25th at 9:00 am (registration at 8:00 am) Flavet Field, UF Purple Pints […]

ALS Support Group Meeting!

Mar 16th, 2017

Dr. James P. Wymer, MD, PhD, CPI FANN, a Professor of Neurology in the Neuromuscular Division, here at UF has created an  ALS Support Group.  Support groups bring together people […]

Effects of aging on action-intentional programming

Mar 15th, 2017

Congratulations to the authors,Ali R. Shoraka, Dana M. Otzel, Eduardo M. Zilli, Glen R. Finney, Leilani Doty, Adam D. Falchook & Kenneth M. Heilman, of “Effects of aging on action-intentional […]

Parkinson’s disease diffusion MRI is not affected by acute antiparkinsonian medication

Feb 27th, 2017

Congratulations Drs. Okun, Hess and Vaillancourt on the publication of “Parkinson’s disease diffusion MRI is not affected by acute antiparkinsonian medication,” in the February issue of NeuroImage: Clinical.   Read […]

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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. Augusto Miravalle joined the UF Neurology faculty as the associate chair of education and the chief of the multiple sclerosis division.  Dr. Miravalle received his medical degree at the University of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, completed his Neurology Residency at Loyola University, he subsequently completed a clinical neuro-immunology fellowship at Harvard University.

He likes to spend time with his family; his wife Kathy; his 2 sons Julian and Matias, and their dog Astor.  They love the outdoors.  Dr. Miravalle loves playing the piano.  He played classical music and in a Dixieland and Blue band for a while.

Dr. Miravalle is part of a group of investigators evaluating the safety and efficacy of Ibudilast in progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) – primary and secondary – in a phase-II randomized double-blind clinical trial (SPRINT-MS study NCT01982942). There is no approved treatment for the management of progressive MS, which affects around 1 million patients. Ibudilast is a small molecule phosphodiesterase inhibitor that works an anti-inflammatory molecule by inhibiting the macrophage migration inhibitory factor mainly. There is some evidence of possible neuroprotective properties in relapsing-remitting MS. Results expected soon.

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

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 Gainesville Sun click here!