Department of Neurology
Dr Babi joined the University of Florida in 2017. Dr Babi is a fellowship trained neurointensivist. Dr Babi completed his fellowship training at Duke University Hospital, and his residency training at the University of Vermont, where he also served as chief resident. Dr Babi completed his undergraduate and medical training at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and New York.
Dr Babi is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Neurocritical care Society. Dr Babi has earned numerous awards, including a total $30,000 research award (Qatar National Research Award Fund 2007-2010), American Academy of Neurology Resident Scholarship Travel award (2015), and Alpha-Omega-Alpha Honor Medical Society (2015, Housestaff Awardee). His research interests include curriculum development, critical care simulation, systems of care in the ICU, intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. Dr Babi serves in several administrative and educational committees at the University of Florida. He is fluent in French, Serbo-Croatian and Arabic. Outside of work, Dr Babi enjoys free-diving and fishing and spending time with his two children.
Room L3-100, Mcknight Brain Institute
1149 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL, 32611
Traumatic brain injury
Quality, safety and systems of care
Simulation in critical care
Neurocritical care fellowship director
Associate clerkship director for the neurology clerkship
Education and training for medical students, residents, fellows and physician extenders (advanced practice providers).
Awards and Recognitions
American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) 2015 Annual Meeting Resident Scholarship Travel recipient award.
2015 Alpha-Omega-Alpha Honor Medical Society: Honorary Membership as 2015 A-O-A Housestaff Awardee, University of Vermont Medical Center.
Qatar Foundation (QF) National Research Fund Award totaling ($30,000) in the periods between 2006-2011.
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY – 2011
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT – 2012
University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT – 2015
Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC – 2017
Board certified in Neurology (ABPN)
Board certified in Neurocritical care (UCNS)
Professional Society Affiliations
American Academy of Neurology
Alpha-Omaga-Alpha Honorary Membership
Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni
Neurocritical care society
American Heart and Stroke Association
Babi MA, James ML. Peri-Hemorrhagic Edema and Secondary Hematoma Expansion after Intracerebral Hemorrhage: From Benchwork to Practical Aspects. Front Neurol. 2017, 19;8:4.
Babi MA, Robinson CP, Maciel CB.A spicy status: Synthetic cannabinoid (spice) use and new-onset refractory status epilepticus-A case report and review of the literature. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2017 5;5:2050313X17745206.
Babi MA, James ML. Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Should We Operate? Front Neurol. 2017 Dec 4;8:645
Babi MA, Kraft BD, Sengupta S, Peterson H et al. Related or not? Development of spontaneous Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in a patient with chronic, well-controlled HIV: A case report and review of the literature. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2016 13;4:2050313X16672153.
Babi MA, Applebee A, Shapiro R, Waheed W. Syndrome of transient headache and neurologic deficits with cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis presenting as acute neurological emergencies. Cephalalgia. 2016 Apr 1. pii: 0333102416642733. [Epub ahead of print]
Babi MA, Gorman MJ, Cipolla MJ, Allen G, Al Jerdi S, Clouser R, Commichau C.Ondansetron-related hemorrhagic posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) following gastric bypass. Springerplus. 2016 6;5:18