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World-Class Stroke Care in Your Community

Our national certifications prove our dedication to bring the highest level of stroke care to the people in our community.  

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.

Stroke is an emergency

Stroke is an Emergency

You and your loved ones should know the signs and symptoms of stroke in order to get emergency care immediately.

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Stroke in the News

Robot Glove

Robotic glove puts rehabilitation into the hands of stroke patients

CNET Magazine – March 5, 2015 – Researchers have developed a prototype robotic glove aimed at rehabilitating stroke patients through facilitating movement and exercise. Rehabilitation after a stroke can be […]

Recognize Stroke Symptoms

Wife’s quick thinking saved stroke victim’s life

Express & Star – February 25, 2015 – Owain Wyn-Jones’s girlfriend Laraine asked him to raise his arms, but he couldn’t manage it. “I could not only not do this, […]

Brian Hoh, MD

Surgery becoming best option for certain stroke patients

Three recent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine and a fourth study presented at the 2015 International Stroke Conference showed that people who had endovascular surgery to […]

Clot Removal

Research breakthrough to revolutionize stroke treatment

Heart and Stroke Foundation – February 11, 2015 – Dramatic results from a new clinical trial are set to change the way many strokes are treated in Canada and around […]


Brain stents show big promise for certain stroke patients

Associated Press – February 11, 2015 - Stroke experts are reporting a major advance: Stents similar to the ones used to open clogged heart arteries also can be used to […]

Our Patient Stories

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 […]