Marisa Marie Modjeski

Digna Cabral

Anara Feal Rodriguez

PAN – P2 Carotid Ultrasound Training

Neurology and Neurosurgery Nationally Ranked #35 by US News and World Report in the 2021-2022 Best Hospitals Rankings

New this year, Neurology/Neurosurgery programs rose to No. 35 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital Rankings. Our ranking has continued to increase because of the dedication of our faculty and staff who continue to offer the highest level of compassionate care to our patients.

These advances in the rankings are also evident in that the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics tied for the No. 2 spot—up one position from last year in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, and is regionally recognized in South Florida.


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Providing the Right Diagnosis for Lewy Body Dementia Patients

Marti Flothmann

Marti Flothmann is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Miami majoring in Exercise Physiology and minoring in sports medicine. She completed a senior internship in the Department of Neurology under the guidance of Dr. Tiozzo, where she decided to continue working in research. Marti has been working with The Bugher study, an AHA funded phase IIa clinical trial investigating the effect of exercise on cognition in post-stroke patients. She has been with the study since 2014, and taken over coordinating the study in April of 2017. She directed the exercise training sessions for research participants, trained new RAs, managed the study’s database, carried out all biospecimen collections and administered the neuropsychological batteries for the study. She has now joined the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute and is managing data and study visits for the McKnight Brain Aging Registry (MBAR) study. Her current research interests include the effects of physical activity on cognitive aging and brain health. 

Anita Saporta

Anita S. D. Saporta, MD

Anita Saporta, MD is currently a research fellow at the University of Miami Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute. She has experience in clinical and translational neuroscience research. Her previous research work includes brain neuroimaging from the neonatal period to adulthood and utilizing multiple imaging modalities to analyze brain function and structure (PET, MRI, DTI, MRS). She also has experience with large database management and development of clinical tools. Since her clinical training in child neurology in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she developed an increased interest in the normal and pathological development of the brain, behavior and cognition. She pursued research training in neuroimaging in reference centers including the PET Center at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) and the Neonatal Brain Disorders Lab at UCSF (San Francisco, CA). Her current research interests include the neuroimaging markers of epilepsy severity and of normal and pathological aging.

Yamila Carmona, MA

Yamila Carmona graduated in 2005 from American University in Washington, DC with a Master of Arts in Psychology. For the past 17 years, she has worked in the field of psychiatry at research institutions including the University of Miami, George Washington University and the National Institute of Mental Health at the NIH. As a clinical research coordinator, she has conducted multiple clinical trials including federally regulated studies from initiation to completion. Yamila’s background also includes extensive training and experience with the administration of various clinician-administered rating scales and neuropsychological tests. As the Senior Clinical Research Coordinator for the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, she works with research projects focused on normal and pathological changes involving memory and cognition.

Susan Fox-Rosellini, MBA

Susan Fox-Rosellini M.B.A. is the Executive Director of Marketing and Administration for the McKnight Brain Institute and Department of Neurology. She has 35+ years of experience and a proven track record in developing new business and clients, new markets and new products and improving the revenues of for-profit and not-for-profit businesses. She joined the Department of Neurology in 2007 and has successfully tripled the department’s endowment and raised more than $5M annually since 2007. Prior to University of Miami Susan worked as a development leader with the Family Resource Center, the Coconut Grove Playhouse and the Miami City Ballet. She is involved in the arts community and is an expert about silent movies and many of the early film technologies. She wrote a book about the start of Hollywood.