Nikolaus McFarland, MD

Nikolaus McFarland, MD, PhD

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Biography

Nikolaus McFarland, MD, PhD, joined the UF Department of Neurology and the UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration in 2010. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1992 with honors in biology and election into the Sigma Xi research society. He completed medical and graduate training in the MD-PhD program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, where he received a merit award for outstanding graduate research in basal ganglia-thalamic anatomy. Afterwards, he went to the University of Virginia for internship and residency training in neurology, and then pursued fellowship training in movement disorders at the Massachusetts General Hospital. While a fellow and junior faculty member at MGH/Harvard he pursued research in Parkinson disease and related disorders. As a Udall Fellow, he became the first recipient of the Robert Koch Parkinson Disease research fellowship. He has since received research grant support from the American Parkinson Disease Association, Michael J. Fox Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.

Education

Movement Disorders Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital
2008

Neurology Residency
University of Virginia Health System
2006

M.D.
University of Rochester School of Medicine
2002

Ph.D. in Neurobiology & Anatomy
University of Rochester School of Medicine
2001

B.A. in Biology
University of Chicago
1992

Board Certification

  • Neurology - ABPN

Honors and Awards

Fellow Member of the American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Neurology
2017

UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors
University of Florida College of Medicine
2014

Wright/Falls/Simmons Professorship in PSP/Atypical Parkinson’s disease
University of Florida College of Medicine
2013

Didactic Teacher of the Year Award
University of Florida - Neurology Residents
2013

Robert N. Koch Jr. Fellowship in Parkinson’s Disease Research
Massachusetts General Hospital
2008

Neurology Resident Teaching Award
University of Virginia Health System - Neurology Department
2006

Udall Fellowship in Movement Disorders
Massachusetts General Hospital
2006