Department of Neurology, University of Florida, USA
Michael F. Waters, M.D., Ph.D. is Director of the Stroke Program in the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida & Shands Hospital. Under his direction, the acute stroke team ensures that Shands remains at the forefront of acute stroke care and serves as site principal investigator for clinical trials designed to improve clinical outcomes in stroke.
Dr. Waters received a masters degree in genetics from Penn State University. He attended medical school at the University of Florida, where he also earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology. He received formal neurological training at David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and completed a fellowship in neurogenetics with Dr. Stefan Pulst. Prior to coming to the University of Florida, Dr. Waters served as the director of the Stroke Program at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Waters research interests include genetic mechanisms of stroke, including cerebral cavernous malformations, CADASIL, and sickle cell anemia. In addition, he has active research in gene discovery and the pathophysiology of dominant cerebellar ataxias. Dr. Waters is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Society of Human Genetics.