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Neuromedicine 2016 Progress Report

Published: January 31st, 2017

Category: News

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.

The independent, patient-centric UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital is opening in December 2017. The hospital will have 96 dedicated neuromedicine patient rooms, including a 48-bed neurointensive care unit, one of the largest in the country. The facility also will feature seven neuromedicine operating rooms, including two intraoperative MRI rooms and two biplane hybrid rooms. We will be offering new interdisciplinary programs in traumatic brain injury, ALS and multiple sclerosis. Most importantly, the full spectrum of neuromedicine services, from outpatient visits and diagnostic tests to inpatient stays, will be available in one building.

2016 Neuromedicine Progress Report CoverTransitional teams of clinicians and scientists in the UF departments of neurosurgery and neurology have developed many first-in-human treatment protocols for brain tumors and movement disorders. We have transformed the approach to care for many neuromedical diseases.

Our UF departments continue to provide the most highly acclaimed training programs in clinical neuromedicine. Our graduates are among the most productive leaders throughout the United States and abroad.

The neurosurgery and neurology programs at UF rank among the top 10 in the country in NIH funding. Federal funding, in addition to private foundation funding and state contract funding, allows us to provide state-of-the-art care and new, leading-edge therapies for our most important focus, our patients.

Thank you for taking the time to review the 2016 UF Health Neuromedicine Progress Report.

Sincerely,

William A. Friedman, MD
Co-director
UF Health Neuromedicine
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
UF College of Medicine

Michael S. Okun, MD
Co-director
UF Health Neuromedicine
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology
UF College of Medicine