Adam Polifka, MD

Special InterestsAdam Polifka, MD


Associate Professor
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida College of Medicine

Adam J. Polifka, M.D, is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Polifka is the Division Chief of Cerebrovasular surgery and is also the fellowship director for endovascular surgical neuroradiology. He was awarded his bachelor of 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 an Assistant Professor in July 2015.

While treating patients at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Maryland, Dr. Polifka gained extensive experience in the treatment of spinal trauma as well as complex spine surgery. He treats the entire breadth of spinal disorders with a special interest in complex spine reconstruction and revision spine surgery. He utilizes both minimally invasive and open surgical techniques to provide compressive spine care to his patients. His research interests include subarachnoid hemorrhage and management of arteriovenous malformations. Dr. Polifka performs craniotomies for brain tumors and vascular disorders, endovascular management of vascular disorders, carotid artery stenting, carotid endarterectomy and complex spinal instrumentation for the entire spectrum of spinal disorders.


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