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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 click below to read about and enroll in our
for pediatric patients and young adults up to age 30.

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


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

2014 Progress Report: Synergy Improves Patient Outcomes

2014 Progress Report: Synergy Improves Patient Outcomes

North Central Florida’s Only Comprehensive Stroke Care Leads to Better Outcomes

North Central Florida’s Only Comprehensive Stroke Care Leads to Better Outcomes

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Recent News

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 […]