Chairman’s Welcome

Closeup of Dr. Friedman at Work

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.
  • Commitment to the education of resident physicians, and to the continuing medical education for practicing physicians in the art and science of neurosurgery.
  • Exploring and developing through clinical and basic research at the UF McKnight Brain Institute new and better treatments for neurosurgical disorders.

If you are a prospective patient, we invite you to explore the Patient Care and Clinical Specialties sections that give details of our physician staff, specialties, and steps to make an appointment.

If you are a referring physician, we invite you to explore our Faculty, Research, or Clinical Specialties sections where steps for ease of referring a patient to one of our physicians are noted.

If you are a medical student or prospective resident, we invite you to explore our Residency page that gives details regarding medical student externships, a residency overview, and other specifics concerning our educational programs.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve your patient care, referral, or educational needs.


William A. Friedman, MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery