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Michael Okun

Brain injury program gets creative support

Cindy LaRoe, M.D., had to give up her medical practice and her other passion — cycling — after an accident while racing left her with a traumatic brain injury.

Advocacy in dysphagia management: A neurologist’s perspective

Physicians play a critical role in dysphagia management, even though swallowing may not have been included in their medical training. This installment of the podcast Down the Hatch, hosted by UF speech pathologists Ianessa Humbert, Ph.D.,CCC-SLP, and Alicia Vose, M.A.,CCC-SLP, features a conversation with Dr. Michael Okun, chair of the UF Department of…

What is the link between Parkinson’s and Ali’s death?

While Muhammad Ali knocked out a slew of boxing greats inside the ring, his toughest battle was that against Parkinson’s disease. Michael Okun, M.D., chair of the UF Department of Neurology in the McKnight Brain Institute, explains the disease and shares how he worked with Muhammad Ali during his battle. Watch the…

Chronic Neurological Diseases

Chronic neurological diseases — Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Huntington’s disease, neuromuscular disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, to mention only a few — afflict millions of Americans worldwide and account for tremendous morbidity and mortality. Furthermore, age is the largest risk factor for many…