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World-Class Stroke Care in Your Community

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Dr. Khanna, Vascular Neurologist, 	Department of Neurology

Wider Range of Treatment Options

At the UF Health Shands Comprehensive Stroke Center, we are able to offer a wider range of treatment options for any kind of stroke, including the most complex.

Stroke Team

Taking Better Care of You

At UF Health, we have a large team of specialists who can take better care of you because of their specialized training and experience in treating stroke.

Happy, healthy family

Always Aiming for the Best Results

We want to help our patients get back to a happy healthy life after stroke, and we have steps in place that lead us to the greatest results possible.

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Stroke in the News


It really does matter where you get your stroke care

Reuters Health – June 17, 2015 – Not all U.S. stroke patients eligible for a clot-busting treatment actually receive it – and the odds of getting this therapy may depend […]

Stroke self defense

Stroke survivors learn to defend themselves

The Gainesville Sun – June 3, 2015 – Stroke survivor Bobby Barnes jumped at the opportunity to gouge out Bob’s eyes. “Get your thumbs in there,” said Officer Brett Kikendall. […]

UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital

Severely impaired stroke survivors regain arm function after intensive physical therapy

UF Health – Gainesville, FL – June 11 – Time may heal all wounds, but in the case of stroke survivors, the key to better recovery is to spend more […]

Call 911

10 surprising stroke warning signs you need to know

Huffington Post – April 7, 2015 – On February 13, 2011, CBS-TV reporter Serene Branson shocked Grammy Award viewers when she appeared to experience a stroke (the interruption of blood […]

Remember F.A.S.T.

New stroke prevention efforts may be paying off

Medica Express – March 31, 2015 – (HealthDay)—Fewer people are being treated in U.S. emergency rooms for strokes caused by blood clots in the brain, which experts read as a […]

Our Patient Stories

Catherine's Remarkable Recovery

Remarkable results after stroke

Catherine awoke in the middle of the night and was unable to move her legs. Her husband’s face was distorted, and the words she tried to say just wouldn’t come […]

Robert Passmore, former patient

A Brain Attack

Robert Passmore felt a strange sensation as he was sitting on the couch one day. He tried to get up, but couldn’t. After a few minutes, he realized the entire […]

Lilly Rooks

Recognizing the Signs of Stroke

Lillian Rooks, 59 years old, awoke one spring morning, and felt like she did any other ordinary morning. However, when she stepped into the shower at 9:30 a.m., she slipped […]

Steve Schaff

It Matters Where You Get Your Care

Steve Schaff suffered a stroke, and fortunately, his wife recognized the warning signs and called 911 immediately. Upon arrival at UF Health Shands Hospital, Shaff entered the UF Health Shands […]

Barbie Diaz

When Stroke Strikes Young

Healthy and active Barbie Diaz suffered a stroke at age 18 while driving, which caused her to crash and hit another car. Diaz was immediately taken to UF Health Shands […]