Neurosciences

We are home to the region’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center and only Neuro Intensive Care Unit (Neuro-ICU). Our Neuroscience Center and specialty clinics and centers provide individualized treatment options for everything from advanced stroke care, aneurysms and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to epilepsy/seizures, headaches, memory disorders, Parkinson’s disease and more.
Stroke
The Stroke Center holds advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center. Read More >
Traumatic Brain Injury
Diagnosis, classification, treatment and ongoing care for patients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury.  Read More >
NeuroSurgery
Neurosurgery is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the entire nervous system. Read More >
Memory Disorders
Our team at the Memory Disorder clinic conducts comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for persons concerned about memory problems. Read More >
Parkinson's Disease
We provide high-quality medical care and education to Parkinson’s patients and their families. Read More >
Multiple Sclerosis
The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of suspected, early-onset and established MS. Read More >
Concussion
Our team at the Concussion Clinic is trained in the evaluation and treatment of concussions and post-concussion syndrome. Read More >
Sleep
Our Sleep Center specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions that keep people awake at night. Read More >
Pain
The Center for Pain Management is a state-of-the-art surgical facility offering a comprehensive pain management program. Read More >

Our Services

Conditions We Treat

Complex Treatment Options

We are the only facility in the region offering complex treatment options including:

  • Cerebral Aneurysm Surgery
  • Endovascular Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms
    • Aneurysm Coiling
    • Stent & Balloon Assisted Coiling
    • Flow Diversion Devices
  • Acute Stroke Intervention 
  • Treatment for Brain AV Malformations
  • Surgery for Brain Tumors 
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Complex Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Fusion

Our Services

We provide a broad range of adult, neonatal and pediatric medical services:

  • Assessment and management of neurological conditions
  • Diagnostic imaging for tumors, aneurysms, strokes, spinal issues, and degenerative brain conditions
  • Endovascular and surgical procedures
  • Neuromuscular assessment
  • Neuropsychological assessment and treatments
  • Specialty clinics for treating balance disorders and headaches
  • Spine Surgery

We also offer a diverse array of support and lifestyle services:

  • Lifestyle adjustment
  • Rehabilitative services including speech therapy
  • Patient education
  • Support groups
  • Family counseling

Patient Navigators

Navigating the world of health care can be intimidating. That is why we provide our patients with a patient navigator to guide them through their treatment process from diagnosis to rehabilitation. Our patient navigators ensure all patients have a resource to quickly answer questions and address concerns.

Our Team

Our Team

Our team of highly trained and board-certified physicians treat patients in a wide range of specialties:

  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurovascular surgery
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Spine Surgery

We also offer neurology-certified case managers and nurses.

Bryan Robinson Endowment

Bryan Robinson Endowment

The Bryan Robinson Endowment awards research grants to FSU and UF graduate students/Ph.D. candidates for research in the neurosciences or fields that are related to Neurology or Neurosurgery.

Learn more about the Bryan Robinson Endowment

Research

Neuroscience Research

Collaborations between TMH physicians/facilities and Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine.

African-American Alzheimer's Caregiver Training & Support 2 (ACTS 2) Project
Siddharth Sehgal, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare & Robert Glueckauf, PhD, FSU College of Medicine
The ACTS 2 Project evaluates the effects of a 12-session, cognitive-behavioral intervention on changes in depression and health status of distressed African-American dementia caregivers.

Driveable
Charles G. Maitland, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Utilizing computer software and a touch screen, research subjects will be tested via simulations for memory, concentration and distractibility.

Falls Risk in Parkinson's Patients
Charles G. Maitland, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Study of the affect of cognitive-linguistic loading and pharmacological interventions on gait and balance.

Florida Department of Health Optimization of "Powerful Tools" for Caregivers of Dementia Patients
Siddharth Sehgal, MD & Tracey Aittama, MSW, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Robert Glückauf, PhD & Antonia Terracciano, PhD, FSU College of Medicine
The two-year grant will be used to evaluate and enhance the clinical transition of a caregiver through the psychoeducational intervention, Powerful Tools for Caregivers.

Melatonin & Cognitive Issues
Charles G. Maitland, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Working with Parkinson's patients, researchers will study the affects of melatonin on cognitive function, including working memory and driving performance. This double blind study will utilize the Driveable technology. Currently enrolling.

Parkinson's Support & Screenings
Charles G. Maitland, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Working with students at the FSU College of Medicine, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare will support screenings for African Americans in the Tallahassee area for Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's & Vibration Plate Exercise
Charles G. Maitland, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Studying the affect of vibrating plate exercises - including Tai Chi - on patients with Parkinson's disease. Monitoring improvements in motor performance and quality of life.

REM Behavior Disorder & Contrast Sensitivity
Charles G. Maitland, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
Subjects with and without Parkinson's who have REM Disorder will be studied for contrast sensitivity and visual acuity deficits.

Uric Acid Study
Antonia Terricciato, PhD, FSU College of Medicine
This study is designed to study the behaviors of those with varying degrees of cognitive impairments. The study requires that both a person with cognitive impairment and someone close to them, such as a spouse or caregiver, be present to complete the study tasks. This study is currently enrolling. 

Victory AF (Atrial Fibrillation)
Siddharth Sehgal, MD & Farhat Khairrallah, MD, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of a medical device system for treating persistent or long-standing AF in patients for whom medication has not been effective, while collecting additional effectiveness data for the therapy.

Neurosurgery Research

Collaborations between TMH and physicians from Tallahassee Neurological Clinic.

Clinical Trials

BARREL Vascular Reconstructive Device
Matthew Lawson, MD, Principal Investigator (PI)
Prospective, multi-center, single arm study of the reverse medical Barrel Vascular Reconstruction Device (VRD) for adjunctive treatment to embolic coils for wide neck, intracranial, bifurcrating/branching of middle cerebral and basilar arteries: The BARREL study. Intended for use with embolic coils for the treatment of wide-neck bifurcating or branching intracranial MCA and basilar aneurysms arising from a parent vessel with a diameter between 2 mm and 4 mm.

Stroke

SISTERS Trials: Spasticity in Stroke
Matthew Lawson, MD, Principal Investigator (PI)
A randomized, controlled open-label, parallel-group, multi-center study to compare the effect of Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy (ITB Therapy) versus Best Medical Treatment (BMT) on severe spasticity in post-stroke patients after 6 months of active treatment. This study is sponsored by Medtronic. The study is ongoing.

Back Pain

Relief Trial
Albert Lee, MD, Principal Investigator (PI)
A global registry to evaluate long-term effectiveness of neurostimulation therapy for pain; this study is sponsored by Boston Scientific. The study is ongoing.

WHISPER
Albert Lee, MD, Principal Investigator (PI)
A randomized controlled study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Precision Spinal Cord Stimulator System. This study is sponsored by Boston Scientific and is ongoing.

Brain Tumors

Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research
Matthew Lawson, MD, Primary Investigator (PI)
This study is a brain tumor collection and tissue bank from patients with all varieties of brain tumors and from control patients who are undergoing neurological surgery for other reasons.

Humanitarian Use Devices (HUD)

Codman Enterprise Vascular Reconstruction Device and Delivery System and Codman Enterprise Vascular Reconstruction Device and Delivery System 2
Matthew Lawson, MD & Adam Oliver, MD
Used in the treatment of wide-neck intracranial (brain) saccular/fusiform (like a balloon) aneurysms that are either ruptured or unruptured.

Neuroform  and Neuroforn EZ Micro Delivery Stent System
Matthew Lawson, MD & Adam Oliver, MD
Used with embolic coils for the treatment of wide-neck intracranial, saccular aneurysms arising from a parent vessel with a diameter between 2 mm and 4.5 mm that is not amenable to treatment with surgical clipping.

Wingspan Stent System with Gateway PTA Balloon Catheter
Matthew Lawson, MD & Adam Oliver, MD
A HUD indicated for balloon dilation of the stenotic portion of intracranial arteries prior to stenting for the purpose of improving intracranial perfusion.

Microvention Low Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support (LVIS) or LVIS Jr.
Matthew Lawson, MD & Adam Oliver, MD
A HUD intended for the use with bare platinum embolic coils for the treatment of unruptured, wide-neck, intracranial, saccular aneurysms arising from a parent vessel between 2.5 mm and 4.5 mm. 


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