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Center for Movement Disorders building with team in front

Clinic Building with clinical team in front

The Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health are host to a TAA Center of Excellence.   The Center is founded on the philosophy that integrated, interdisciplinary care is the most effective approach for patients with movement disorders and disorders involving a group of circuits in the brain called the basal ganglia. The Center delivers motor, cognitive and behavioral diagnoses as well as various treatments all in one centralized location. Care is coordinated and provided by leading specialists from many advanced medical and surgical services. The center lives on a single floor (4th floor of the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute on 34th street across the street from the UF Hilton) and has over 10,000 square feet of dedicated interdisciplinary space. All specialists live together in an avant-garde side by side arrangement. The space and architecture plan are unique, and everything about the center is patient-centric all the way down to the art on the walls–all contributed by actual UF patients. Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) is provided on site by a TSA-BTI trained Occupational Therapist.






Michael S. Okun, MD

Dr. Irene Malaty

Irene A. Malaty, MD

Wissam Deeb, MD

Wissam Deeb, MD



Psychiatry and Ancillary Services

Carol Mathews, MD

Carol Mathews, MD










Herbert E. Ward, MD

Herbert E. Ward, MD










Heather Simpson, MOT, OTR/L

Heather Simpson, OTR/L




To obtain an appointment, referrals and appointment made via phone at (352) 294-5400 or online.


Please visit for more information: Fixel Center for Neurological Disease at UF Health