University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Internship in Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston
Residency in Neurology
University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston
University of Florida College of Medicine
Surgical and Medical Management of Movement Disorders
English and Spanish
Years of Experience
+20 Years of experience
Dr. Ramon L. Rodriguez received his medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus in San Juan, PR. He then completed his Internal Medicine and Neurology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. After finishing his residency, he extended his education with a fellowship in the Medical and Surgical management of Movement Disorders under the mentorship of Dr. Okun, MD, H. Fernandez, MD, and Dr. K Foote, MD.
He was then honored with an invitation to join as a faculty member in the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida, College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida as the Director of Clinical Services for the UF Center for Movement Disorders and Director of the Clinical Research Center for Neurological Disorders, where he supervised over 50 clinical research studies encompassing areas such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Dystonia, Alzheimer’s disease, Deep Brain Stimulation, Advanced therapies for Parkinson’s disease, Telemedicine for Movement Disorders.
After 11 years in Gainesville Fl, he was offered to be the Chief of the Neurology Section at the Orlando VA Medical Center where he established the Parkinson’s Disease Consortia Site, a Center of Excellence for PD for veterans in Central Florida. For more than a decade, Dr. Rodriguez has followed his passion of caring for patients with complex movement disorders and cognitive disorders. Besides PD, Dr. Rodriguez also cares for patients with “Parkinson’s plus syndromes”, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
He has performed over 10,000 botulinum toxin procedures and spent many years performing clinical research looking to delay or arrest the progression of neurodegenerative disorders.
He has been invited to lecture in several national and international forums, been honored with the opportunity to teach physicians all over the world about the proper assessment of patients with neurological disorders, how to conduct research in human subjects and how to treat patients in all stages of PD, HD and Dystonia, amongst others. His expertise as a physician and his extensive experience in research has awarded him multiple accolades during the years.
When Dr. Rodriguez was eight years old, his father suffered a massive and fatal stroke. His father was only 40 years old. It was a very challenging time for him and his family. This event inspired Dr. Rodriguez to become a neurologist. Every time he treats a person, he tries to relate to their situation. Dr. Rodriguez was blessed with the support of his mom to pursue a medical career, and the mentorship of great doctors that challenged him to find ways to help others. Along the journey, he met his wife Jennifer, who shares the same passion for helping others and has a healthcare background, and they have two children, Sophia and David. They enjoy going to parks, reading, traveling, and exploring new cuisines. When he’s free he enjoy playing golf, tennis and watching college football.
Professor of Neurology of UCF College of Medicine
Associate Professor of Neurology, UF College of Medicine
Board Certified Neurologist since 2005
NIH Award for Research in Neurology, University of Florida Neurology
Member of the Huntington’s Study Group
Florida Society of Neurology Board Member
Founder of the Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence Consortia Site of Orlando VA Medical Center
Director of Clinical Research of the UF Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration
UF Health Physician Recognition Award for Excellence in Patient Care
As first time patient I received excellent care. Dr. Rodriguez took time to evaluate and discuss my concerns, answering all my questions. Dr. Santos, intern spoke to me prior to Dr. Rodriguez and was at consultation throughout my appointment. Highly recommend this practice. Extremely professional and dedicated!
Dr Rodriguez and his staff were excellent! Dr Rodriguez took all the time we needed to understand my situation my challenges and my problems. It took quite a long time to get an appointment to see him but the wait was well worth it. You will find Dr Rodriguez to be very friendly knowledgeable and professional!
I was treated with the utmost respect by Dr. Rodriguez and his staff.Dr. Rodriguez brought up questions and suggestions I had not thought about after he listened to my concerns. He is a very knowledgeable doctor who shows empathy and kindness to his patients.
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