PROFESSOR KENNETH HEILMAN M.D.
Professor of Neurology & Health Psychology. Director, University of Florida Memory Disorders Clinics. Director, University of Florida Center for Neuropsychological Studies. Director, University of Florida Behavioral Neurology-Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Program.
Dr. Kenneth M. Heilman received his M.D. degree from the University of Virginia in 1963 and subsequently spent two years training in Internal Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center (Bellevue). During the Vietnam War he joined the Air Force and was Chief of Medicine at NATO Hospital, Izmir, Turkey. When he was discharged from the service, he took a Neurology residency and fellowship at the Harvard Neurological Unit (Boston City) with Dr. Derek Denny-Brown and then with Dr. Norman Geschwind. After completing his residency and fellowship, he joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 1970, as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1973 and Professor in 1975. He received an endowed chair in 1990 making him the first James E Rooks, Jr. Professor of Neurology. In 1998, he was in the first group of the faculty to be awarded the title of Distinguished Professor. He is also a professor of Clinical and Health Psychology.
Dr. Heilman is an active clinician who is Director of the Memory and Cognitive Disorder Clinics. His primary clinical interests are in attentional, emotional and cognitive disorders. His expertise as a clinician has been recognized by being listed in every edition of the Best Doctors in America as well as other publications. Dr. Heilman is also an educator. In addition to teaching medical and psychology students, he is active in resident education and has been director of a post doctoral program that has trained more than 70 post doctoral fellows. The majority of these fellows now hold academic positions in this and other universities. Several of Dr. Heilman’s former fellows are now leaders in academic Neurology and Neuropsychology. Dr. Heilman also has an active research program. He is the author of several texts, and has more than 600 books, chapters and articles in peer reviewed journals.