UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
Department of Neurology
Dr. Leonardo (Leo) Almeida is originally from Brazil, where received his M.D. degree from the Universidade Federal da Bahia in 2008. He completed his Neurology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2014, followed by a two-year fellowship in Movement Disorders at University of Florida at Gainesville from 2014-2016.
During his fellowship he was awarded a grant from the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation to investigate novel deep brain stimulation parameters in dystonia patients.
Dr. Almeida started as an Assistant Professor at University of Florida as both a Neurohospitalist and an outpatient Movement Disorders specialist in June of 2016. His areas of interest include deep brain stimulation, dystonia, tremors, and Parkinson’s disease.