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Michael Jaffee - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Michael Jaffee

Professor/Chair | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Dr. Michael Jaffee is board-certified in neurology, psychiatry, sleep medicine, and brain injury medicine.


Dr. Michael Jaffee is the chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida and the Bob Paul Family Professor of Neurology where he is the founding director of the Trauma, Concussion, & Sports Neuromedicine Program (TRACS) and has developed an innovative multidisciplinary clinic and a state of the art concussion research and educational program. Before coming to UF, Dr. Jaffee spent 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, where he managed a network of 18 sites. Dr. Jaffee has been committed to developing innovative educational and research collaborations between the Department of Defense, federal and state agencies, academic institutions, and other stakeholders.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Alzheimer Disease

Sleep Disorders



Traumatic Brain Injury

Media Appearances (3)

UF Health Neurology and Neurosurgery Ranked 30th in the Country by U.S. News and World Report

UF Health  online


University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, a leader in health care in Florida, was again recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals survey for excellence in adult patient care, with five medical specialties ranked. Combined with the four pediatric specialties ranked in the nation’s top 50 by U.S. News & World Report in June, UF Health Shands has nine specialties recognized.

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Michael S. Jaffee, M.D., named chair of UF Department of Neurology

UF Health  online


University of Florida neurologist Michael S. Jaffee, M.D., an expert in brain injury and sleep medicine, has been named chair of the UF College of Medicine’s department of neurology.

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Mike Jaffee Featured on Brain&Life Podcast

UF Brain Injury, Rehabilitation, and Neuroresilience Center  radio


Dr. Mike Jaffee, center director, was recently featured on the Brain&Life Podcast. In the episode, Dr. Jaffee discusses the different types of concussions and traumatic brain injuries along with the typical progression of symptoms and various treatment protocols. Listen to the episode below or through the Brain&Life podcast website.

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Articles (3)

Preliminary evidence of transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation effects on sleep in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

Journal of Sleep Research

Sarah A. Bottari, et. al


Sleep problems are common among veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and closely associated with hyperarousal symptoms. Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) may have potential to improve sleep quality in veterans with PTSD through effects on brain systems relevant to hyperarousal and sleep-wake regulation. The current pilot study examines the effect of 1 h of tVNS administered at "lights out" on sleep architecture, microstructure, and autonomic activity.

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Effects of sleep disturbance on trauma-focused psychotherapy outcomes in posttraumatic stress disorder: A systematic review

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Sarah A. Bottari, et. al


This study aimed to synthesize existing research on the effects of sleep disturbances on trauma-focused psychotherapy outcomes in adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A systematic review using PubMed, PsycINFO, Embase, Web of Science, and PTSDpubs was performed up to April 2021. Two independent reviewers screened articles for inclusion, performed data extraction, and assessed risk of bias and certainty of the evidence.

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Distinct cortical and subcortical predictors of Purdue Pegboard decline in Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonism

NPJ Parkinson's Disease

Bradley J. Wilkes, et. al


Objective measures of disease progression are critically needed in research on Parkinson's disease (PD) and atypical Parkinsonism but may be hindered by both practicality and cost.

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