On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Florida, it is my distinct pleasure to personally welcome you. Throughout our development and growth over the last 50 years, the Department of Neurosurgery continues the unwavering commitments to excellence in patient care, research and education. Our team of over forty clinical and research faculty take momentous strides in neurosurgical care by offering a full range of neurosurgical services and translational research. Through UF Health Shands Hospital, the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, UF Neurosurgery at Halifax Health, UF Pediatric Neurosurgery at UF Health Children’s Medical Services in Tallahassee, and UF Pediatric Neurosurgery at UF Health Pediatric Specialties Oakhurst (in Ocala), we are proud to offer comprehensive services in cerebrovascular surgery, radiosurgery, epilepsy treatment, spine and spinal cord surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, brain tumor surgery, treatment for movement disorders, treatment for neurotrauma, and the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.
At the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital, patients and their families enjoy streamlined access to highly specialized, comprehensive outpatient treatment options and inpatient services in one location for neurological conditions. They also benefit from outstanding UF physicians and clinical experts collaborating in an excellent facility, which has state-of-the-art neuromedicine operating room suites complete with intraoperative MRI capabilities, a 48-bed neuromedicine medical/surgical unit and a dedicated 48-bed neurointensive care unit. Our team is committed to providing technically superb, compassionate and timely medical care for our patients.
Our Centers of Excellence in Neuromedicine include the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy; the UF Health Comprehensive Stroke Center; the UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center; the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center; the Comprehensive Level 4 Epilepsy Program, designated by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers; and the Movement Disorders Program at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health.
I welcome your interest in our department, and I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our top-ranked clinical and research programs.
James & Brigitte Marino Family Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery