University of Florida neurologist Michael S. Jaffee, M.D., an expert in brain injury and sleep medicine, has been named chair of the UF College of Medicine’s department of neurology.
He succeeds Michael Okun, M.D., who has served as the department’s chair since 2015 and will continue as a practicing neurologist, faculty member and executive director of the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health. Jaffee, the Bob Paul Family Professor of Neurology, has served as the department’s vice chair since coming to UF in 2016.
“I look forward to building on the wonderful foundation and momentum that Dr. Okun has established,” Jaffee said. “Our faculty members have an amazing combination of expertise, passion and a drive to collaborate, and when you put that all together, it creates a culture that allows us to provide the highest quality of care, research and education.”