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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...

John’s Story – Unparalleled Quality Care from UF Neurosurgery

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


Bachman-Strauss Grant for Dystonia Research

When The Bachmann-Strauss Foundation was selecting top centers in the country, it chose places with national and communitymdc-thumb partners that could provide strong, additional support.
"A perfect synergy" is created with the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, Tyler's Hope for Dystonia Cure (local non-profit) and The Bachmann-Strauss Foundation which "...clearly affirms the position of UF as one of the world’s powerhouses in dystonia care and research.“  Read Article by Kelly Flowers.

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

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 […]

When Stroke Strikes Young

Healthy and active Barbie Diaz suffered a stroke at age 18 while driving on Gainesville’s Archer Road, causing her to hit a car. Diaz was immediately in the care of […]

World Leader in Dystonia Care and Treatment

WHEN A PERSON or a loved one is afflicted with a debilitating disease that is not common, the greatest challenge is often finding a doctor with appropriate expertise and gaining access to a […]

UF Doctor Involved With Stent-Assisted Approach for Difficult-to-Treat Brain Aneurysms and Other Advances

BMP Linked to Increased Risk of Benign Tumors Dr. Nandan Lad of Duke University Medical Center and colleagues analyzed the risk of cancers and benign tumors in nearly 4,700 patients […]

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