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Chairman’s Welcome

Dr. William Friedman

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida and Shands/UF Hospital - Welcome!

Our department continues its long-standing legacy and unwavering pursuit of its three-part mission:

Dedication to providing technically superb, compassionate, and timely medical care to our patients. more...

PNET and Medulloblastoma Clinical Trial for Young Patients

Do you or a loved one suffer Recurrent Medulloblastoma or Recurrent Cerebral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors?  
If so, please consider enrolling in our
CLINICAL TRIAL AND RESEARCH STUDY 
for pediatric patients and young adults up to age 30.

Spinal Disorders Symposium – Announcement

uf-orlando-logo4An Update for Primary Care Physicians and Allied Health Care Professionals - details...

January 31, 2015 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Synergy Improves Patient Outcomes in Neuromedicine at UF Health, University of Florida

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A Patient’s Experience and Recovery after Complex Spine Surgery

UF and ORMC form Partnership in Excellence

UF Health Neurosurgery announces it has established  a complete neurological surgery service (elective and trauma) in conjunction with existing Orlando Regional Medical Center physicians.  FULL STORY

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Deep Brain Stimulation Leaders

UF Neurosurgeon Kelly Foote with Neurologist Michael OkunLeaders in their respective fields, UF Neurosurgeon Kelly Foote with Neurologist Michael Okun talk in this video about breakthroughs in treatment of movement disorders using deep brain stimulation .   Interviewed by the Gainesville sun, Dr. Foote explains that "maybe" there's something in the works that will help Alzheimer's sufferers.
...Ask yourself:  Am I a candidate for Deep Brain Stimulation?...and here's a video of UF researchers conducting deep brain stimulation for an Alzheimer's patient

Recent News

“The highest level of stroke care available anywhere in the world”

...with UFHealth Coprehensive Stroke Care recognized in a newly awarded National Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification.

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta Visits and Reports

Dr Sanjay Gupta says “The Brain is probably the most important organ in our body.”  We agree as he looks to a UF neurosurgeon and neurologist to inform his story […]

A New Resource About Parkinson’s

From the New York Times July 28, 2014 –  Because more than a million Americans, most over 60, have Parkinson’s disease, and because a recent Harris Poll survey indicates that […]

Hyundai Grant for UF Researcher in Children’s Oncology

Since 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has been awarding innovative research projects at Children’s Oncology Group institutions across the country. Grant winning doctors and researchers are at the frontline of […]

Three Huge Endeavors in 2014

University of Florida Health and the UF department of Neurosurgery are continually seeking ways to improve patient quality and safety as well as access to advanced health care, while maintaining […]

Neurosurgery Physicist, Dr. Frank Bova, Named University of Florida’s Inventor of the Year

Inventors, Entrepreneurs Honored at 2014 Tech Showcase GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The 2014 Technology Showcase, A Celebration of Innovation, held on Thursday, March 13, 2014, recognized some of the best and […]

$500,000 Award for Brain Tumor Research

University of Florida neurosurgery researcher Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., has received more than $500,000 toward his research in pediatric brain tumor immunotherapy from the Florida Brain Tumor Association and Accelerate […]

Best Oral Presentation:

UF Graduate student Jason Pukala won the “Best Oral Presentation” award at the Pruitt Research Day, Gainesville, FL (2013).  He presented, as principal author, his research: “Uncertainties in Adaptive Radiation Therapy”. […]

UF Surgeons Get Practice Using Brains Made on 3D Printers

How much practice would you want your brain surgeon to have? Probably a lot — and the more specific that practice is to your particular brain, the better. Now, by […]

UF study shows medical management prevents strokes in high-risk patients

A nationwide stroke prevention study shows that medication and lifestyle changes remain safer and more effective at preventing strokes than stenting in patients with narrowed brain arteries. The study analyzed […]

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