Adam Polifka, MD

Special Interests:Adam Polifka, MD

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Endovascular Management



Adam J. Polifka, M.D, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.  He was awarded his bachelor’s arts with a concentration in molecular biology from Colgate University and his doctorate of medicine from the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine.  Dr. Polifka completed his internship and residency training in neurological surgery at the University of Maryland.  During his residency, Dr. Polifka completed his pediatric training at Johns Hopkins University and also completed a one-year enfolded endovascular fellowship with the Department of Radiology at the University of Maryland.

After residency, he completed a prestigious neurosurgical fellowship in endovascular surgery at the Thomas Jefferson University.  Dr. Polifka received extensive training in open and endovascular management of complex vascular disorders of the neurovascular system including cerebral aneurysms, avms, stroke and carotid artery stenosis.

Dr. Polifka joined the faculty at the University of Florida as a Clinical Assistant Professor in July 2015.

His research interests include subarachnoid hemorrhage and management of arteriovenous malformations, and his clinical interests include general neurosurgery and vascular neurosurgery.  Dr. Polifka performs craniotomies for brain tumors and vascular disorders, endovascular management of vascular disorders, carotid artery stenting, carotid endarterectomy and spinal instrumentation for traumatic and degenerative spinal disease.

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