Neuromedicine & Neurosurgery

UF Health Neuromedicine includes one of the largest complements of neurologists and neurosurgeons in the country who have pioneered leading-edge treatments in neuromedicine. At the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital, patients 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 Health physicians and clinical experts collaborating in an excellent facility, which boasts seven neuromedicine operating room suites complete with intraoperative MRI capabilities, a 48-bed neuromedicine medical/surgical unit and a dedicated 48-bed dedicated neurointensive care unit.

Our team is dedicated to providing technically superb, compassionate and timely medical care for our patients. Centers of excellence include the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy; the UF Health Comprehensive Stroke Center; the UF Health Comprehensive Spine Center, a Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue Distinction® Center for Spine Surgery; the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center; a 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.

1990 The Southeast’s first pediatric neuro-oncology center opened at UF Health Shands.

1998 The nation’s first center for linac radiosurgery to treat brain tumors opened at UF Health Shands.

2015 A UF Health neurosurgeon and a UF Health neurologist turn on first deep brain “stimulus on demand” anywhere in the world for a patient with Tourette syndrome.

2015 A UF Health neurosurgeon implanted his 1,000th deep brain stimulation lead, more than anyone else in the world, in the brain of a child with dystonia.

2017 UF Health opened the new UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital — one of only a few in the nation to house neurology and neurosurgery outpatient practices and inpatient care all under one roof.

The best part of my day is listening to my patients’ stories. I really enjoy walking into one of their rooms and hearing the laughter and feeling the love that surrounds the patients. I most enjoy being a part of their recovery. Watching their transformation while I build a relationship with them leaves me with a feeling of pride and accomplishment. 

STEPHANIE SHORT, R.N. 
REGISTERED NURSE, UF HEALTH NEUROMEDICINE HOSPITAL, MEDICAL/SURGICAL UNIT 56