About Michael Hoffmann MD, PhD, FCP
Dr Hoffmann completed his medical degree, MBBch at the University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa and subsequent neurology specialization and boards, FCP(SA) Neurol) administered by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of South Africa. He completed a stroke fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Neurological Institute of New York, with Dr J.P, Mohr and Dr R. Sacco as mentors. Subsequent senior doctorate degrees in both clinical medicine (MD) and behavioral medicine (PhD) were obtained through the University of KwaZulu Natal.
Dr Hoffmann was promoted to full Professor in 2004 and has held academic appointments in South Africa (UKZN), Canada (Memorial University), United States (University of Kentucky, University of South Florida), courtesy appointments (University of Florida, NOVA South Eastern University) and currently with the University of Central Florida. He was the founding director of the Primary Stroke Center (2002) and Comprehensive Stroke Center, Tampa General Hospital/University of South Florida (2004), as well as the founding director of the Primary Stroke Center at the James A Haley VA Hospital, Tampa, Florida (2013). Academic positions held at the University of South Florida included, Associate Dean of Academic Assessment, Interim Chair of Neurology and Vice Chair of Neurology. Grant activity has included physician initiated grants awarded by the Medical Research Council of South Africa, the K.M. Browse Award by the College of Medicine of South Africa, NIH-K award through the University of Kentucky BIRCWH program and two University of South Florida internal neuroscience grants.
Most recent appointments have included director of the cognitive neurology and stroke programs at the James A Haley VA Hospital in Tampa Florida and currently with the Orlando VA Medical Center. Scholarly activity includes a plenitude of peer reviewed manuscript publications and abstracts, as well as three single author books. Areas of research and clinical activity have been cognitive and behavioral neurology, cerebrovascular neurology and neuroarcheology. Professional societal membership status include Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, Fellow of the American Heart Association and the College Medicine of South Africa. Dr Hoffmann also conducts seminars on topics in anthropogeny and evolutionary neurology at the Roskamp Neuroscience Institute in Sarasota, Florida where he is also consultant cognitive neurologist and promotes brain fitness programs.
In partnership with the VA, UCF College of Medicine has identified individuals that provide a significant contribution to the college and medical students. Dr.Hoffmann joined the college in June of 2016 as part of this partnership. VA faculty members are invited to participate in teaching assignments, curriculum and admissions committees, student affairs and research mentorship. Their contributions make a significant impact for both the college and students.