Residency in Neurology:
University of Texas Medical Branch
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Surgical and Medical Management of Movement Disorders, University of Florida College of Medicine
Faculty Member, University of Florida College of Medicine
Faculty Member, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Dr. Ramon L. Rodriguez received his medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus in San Juan, PR, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Rodriguez completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. After this, he completed his residency in Neurology at the same institution under the mentorship of Dr. John Calverley.
After finishing his residency, Dr. Rodriguez completed a fellowship in the Medical and Surgical management of Movement Disorders under the mentorship of Michael S. Okun, MD, Hubert H. Fernandez, MD, and Dr. Kelly Foote, MD. Following his fellowship, he was 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.
During his tenure at UF, Dr. Rodriguez held the position of Director of Clinical Services for the University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration 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 and the quality of care initiative for best care for patients with movement disorders.
Afterwards, Dr. Rodriguez had the role of Chief of the Neurology Service at the Orlando VA Medical Center. During his tenure, he established the Parkinson’s Disease Consortia Site, a Center of Excellence for PD, providing outstanding care to the veteran population with PD in a multidisciplinary approach.
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. His expertise as a physician and his extensive experience in research awarded him multiple accolades, including one of the Top Doctors in Orlando, 40 under 40 and he was awarded the status of Fellow, American Academy of Neurology, acknowledging his exemplary work and achievements in the neurosciences, the clinical practice of neurology, academic and administrative neurology, in the AAN, and in the community.
Dr. Rodriguez has extensive experience as a teaching clinical faculty at the UF College of Medicine and the UCF College of Medicine, teaching residents and medical students. Because of his excellent teaching qualities, He has been invited to lecture in several national and international forums, been honored with the opportunity to teach doctors 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, among others. He is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology, Movement Disorders Society, IAPRD, Huntington's Study Group and Parkinson Study Group, among others.
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 is a fitness and nutrition trainer that shares the same passion for helping others, and they have two children, Sophia and David. They enjoy going to the parks, reading, traveling, and exploring new cuisines. When he's free he enjoy playing golf, tennis and watching college football.
Dr. Rodriguez is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.
My Pledge To You: It is my life calling to help improve the lives of others. I will do everything I possibly can to find best and latest treatments to better the health and well-being of my patients. To cure when possible, to improve the quality of life when not. I am here for you to provide the best environment that enhances your life.
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