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3rd Annual Stroke Conference!

Save the Date! MAY 8-9, 2015 3rd Annual Stroke Conference: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment Challenges in Complex Stroke Patients Friday, May 8th Ben Hill Griffin Stadium F-Club Cocktail reception and […]


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.

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Stroke in the News

Operating for stroke

‘Huge’ benefit of endovascular therapy for stroke

Medscape Medical News – February 11, 2015 – Nashville, Tennessee — Endovascular therapy with the Solitaire stent retriever improved reperfusion, early neurologic recovery, and functional outcome in patients with ischemic […]

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 […]

Stress at work

Stressful jobs may increase stroke risk

Reuters Health – January 16, 2015 People who have demanding jobs and job strain are more likely to suffer one type of stroke, a review of previous studies suggests. Job […]


Transferring to an NICU is cost-effective move

Cardiovascular Business – December 8, 2014 – When it comes to long-term cost in transferring patients to specialized neurological intensive care units (ICUs) following an intracerebral hemorrhage, patient outcomes play […]

Our Patient Stories

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 […]