About us : Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair

Dear Friends and Colleagues

2017 was a good year. The hard work of our more than 75 clinical and research faculty have allowed us, together with Neurosurgery, to be recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top departments in the country and our department is ranked #16 in NIH funding, with 265 active grants. Additionally, focus on innovation and physician education ranks our resident program in the top 10 Neurology training programs and the 3rd largest in the country with 42 residents and 20 fellows.

While the Neurology Department continues to grow a major focus in 2017 was expanding the practice by bringing our world class Neurology specialists to your community. We now have clinics in Boca Raton, Plantation, South Miami, Deerfield and Kendall. University of Miami Tower, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, our Sleep Lab at Bascom and Palmer and our main clinic in the Professional Arts Building in the Miami Hospital District. We have also expanded our neurological services at the new patient-centric Lennar Foundation Medical Center in Coral Gables . All are aimed at providing convenient world-class neurological care.

Through interdisciplinary collaborations with neurosurgeons, radiologists, geneticists and other disciplines, we continue to seek better treatments and the prevention mechanism through cutting edge research. We continue to be a NINDS regional coordinating center for Neurological trials (Neuro-NEXT) and Stroke trials (NINDS-RCC).

Whether you are a patient, a referring physician, a researcher, or a future resident or fellow, I would like to welcome you and thank you for your continued support and I am honored to be part of a team of faculty and staff with a rich tradition of academic and research excellence and to continue in 2018 our mission to provide the highest quality of innovative patient care; to be at the forefront of research in neurological disorders; and to be among the best training programs for future clinical and academic neurologists.


Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., FAHA, FAAN