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okun-smMichael Okun, M.D.

Co-Director, Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
Professor of Neurology
- Movement Disorders Neurology
- Deep Brain Stimulation
                       More about Dr. Okun

 

foote-smKelly Foote, M.D.

Co-Director, Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
Professor of Neurosurgery
- Movement Disorders Neurosurgery
- Deep Brain Stimulation
                       More about Dr. Foote

 

rodriguez-smRamon Rodriguez, M.D.

Director UF Movement Disorders Clinic
Associate Professor of Neurology
- Dystonia
- Huntington’s Disease
                       More about Dr. Rodriguez

malaty-smIrene Malaty, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Medical Director NPF Center of Excellence
- Parkinson Disease
- Tourette Syndrome
More about Dr. Malaty

 

AJ Yarbrough-smA.J. Yarbrough, MBA, CPC

Assistant Director
Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
- Health Administration
- Movement Disorders
More about A.J.

 

stacy7-smStacy Merritt, M.A.

Assistant Director of Clinical Trials Center for Neurological Disorders
- Clinical Trials
- Movement Disorders
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Faculty & Fellows

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Tetsuo Ashizawa, MD

Director, McKnight Brain Institute
Chairman of Neurology
- Ataxia
- Huntington’s Disease
More about Dr. Ashizawa

 

bauer-smRussell Bauer, PhD, ABPP

Professor
Department of Clinical & Health Psychology
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Neuropyschology

More about Dr. Bauer

 

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Frank Bova, Ph.D., F.A.C.R., F.A.A.P.M.

Professor & Staff Physicist
Neurosurgery, Nuclear Engineering
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Computer guided neurosurgery
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Bowers-smDawn Bowers, Ph.D.

Professor, Clinical & Health Psychology, Neurology
Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
- Emotional Disorders
- Neuropsychology
More about Dr. Bowers

 

Christou-smEvangelos Christou, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
- Neural Control of Movement
- Aging
More about Dr. Christou

 

Cottler1-smLinda Cottler, Ph.D., MPH

Chair, Department of Epidemiology
Dean’s Professor of Epidemiology
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
- Parkinson Disease
- Healthcare improvement
More about Dr. Cottler

 

PaulDavenport-smPaul Davenport, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor
Department of Physiological Sciences

- Respiration
- Neurological disease
More about Dr. Davenport

 

defranco-smMeredith DeFranco, DPT

Physical Therapist
Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
- Physical Therapy
- Movement Disorders
More about Dr. DeFranco

 

Fayad-Sarah-smSarah Fayad, MD

Psychiatrist
Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
- Movement Disorders
- Deep Brain Stimulation

More about Dr. Fayad

 

Craig Fox, DPT

Physical Therapist
Shands at Magnolia Parke
- Physical Therapy
- Neurologic Disorders

 

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Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, CTRND
Professor, Neuroscience
- Parkinson Disease
- Alzheimer disease
More about Dr. Golde

 

AYSEGUL GUNDUZ, PH.D.Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering

- Neurorehabilitation
- Electrocorticographic signals
More about Dr. Gunduz

 

hass_smChris Hass, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
- PD Disease Progression
- Locomotion and Balance
More about Dr. Hass

 

Heilman-smKenneth Heilman, M.D.

Distinguished Professor of Neurology & Health Psychology
- Memory
- Cognitive Disorders
More about Dr. Heilman

 

hess-smChristopher Hess, M.D.

Director, Veterans Administration Parkinson’s Disease Consortium Center
North Florida/South Georgia VA Medical Center
Assistant Professor in Neurology
- Movement Disorders
- Neuroimaging
More about Dr. Hess

 

Jack Judy PhDJack Judy, Ph.D.

Professor
Director of the Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technologies
- Nanoscale devices
- Biomedical applications
More about Dr. Judy

 

Shankar Kulkarni, Ph.D., MSPTShankar Kulkarni, Ph.D., MSPT

Physical Therapist
- Parkinson Disease
- Ataxia
More about Dr. Kulkarni

 

 Li-smYuqing Li, Ph.D. 

Professor
Tyler’s Hope Center for Dystonia Research
- Translational Neuroscience
- Dystonia
More about Dr. Li

 

McFarland_smNikolaus McFarland, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
- Atypical Parkinsonisms
- Pathological Mechanisms
More about Dr. McFarland

 

price_smCatherine Price, PhD

Assistant Professor
Clinical and Health Psychology

- Parkinsonisms
- Dementia
More about Dr. Price

 

Jose Principe PhdJose Principe, PhD

Distinguished Professor
BellSouth Professor
Director of Computational NeuroEngineering Laboratory

- Digital Signal Processing
- Brain Machine Interfaces
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ranum-smLaura Ranum, PhD

Professor
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
- Genetics
- Ataxia
More about Dr. Ranum

 

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Steven Robicsek, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Assistant Director, Medical Student Anesthesia Electives
- Neuroanesthesiology
- Medical Education
More about Dr. Robicsek

 

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John Rosenbek, Ph.D.

Professor
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

- Speech Disorders
- Swallowing Disorders
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sadleir_smRosalind Sadleir, PhD

Research Assistant Scientist
Department of Biomedical Engineering

- Deep Brain Stimulation
- Biomedical Engineering
More about Dr. Sadleir

 

Shields-Irene-smIrene Shields, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
- Swallowing
- Speech
More about Irene

 

simpson-smHeather Simpson, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Shands Rehab

- Tourette Syndrome
- Attaxia
More about Heather

 

steindler-smDennis Steindler, Ph.D.

Professor of Medical Research, Neuroscience & Neurosurgery
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Neuroscience
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S. H. Subramony, MD

Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Neuromuscular Division

- Ataxia
- Neuromuscular Disease
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troche-smMichelle Troche, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

- Swallowing
- Speech
More about Dr. Troche

 

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Daniel Tucker, M.D.

Chief, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- Tourette Syndrome
- Psychiatry
More about Dr. Tucker

 

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David Vaillancourt, PhD

Professor
Departments of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology, Neurology, Biomedical Engineering

- Imaging Techniques
- PD Progression
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shukla-smAparna Wagle Shukla, MBBS, DNB, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology

- Movement Disorders
- Electrophysiology
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ward-smHerbert Ward, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
- PD Depression
- Deep Brain Stimulation
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warren-smLisa Warren, MHS, OTR/L 

Occupational Therapist
Movement Disorders Center

- Movement Disorders
- Occupational Therapy
More about Lisa

 

Keith White PhDKeith White, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology, Opthamology, MBI
 - Brain Imaging
- Psychology
More about Dr. White