The Baptist Health Difference

To create Miami Neuroscience Institute, we assembled a team of highly skilled medical professionals, invested in cutting-edge technology and focused on providing the most advanced techniques and treatments. Our affiliation with Baptist Health, the region's largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization, gives our patients access to a complete range of technology and hospital services.

Our Team

Our Team

The team at Miami Neuroscience Institute includes experts in a wide range of specialties, including neurosurgeons, physiatrists, neuroradiologists, interventional neuroradiologists, neuro oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurologists, neuro intensivists and rehabilitation specialists. Our team includes Board-certified neurosurgeons who specialize in back, neck and spine surgery and are fellowship trained in complex spine surgery. We also work closely with advanced practice providers and nurses who help patients through every step of the surgery process.

Meet our Chief Medical Executive

Michael McDermott, M.D., an internationally renowned pioneer in meningioma surgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery, has joined Baptist Health as chief medical executive of Miami Neuroscience Institute. He brings extensive surgical experience in the most rare and complex cases, advancing neurosurgical techniques and conducting cutting-edge research that has generated more than 400 peer-reviewed publications.

Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, Target: Stroke Advanced Therapy Honor Roll

Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, Target: Stroke Advanced Therapy Honor Roll

Miami Neuroscience Institute is accredited by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center—the highest level of specialized stroke care. The Institute, in conjunction with Baptist Hospital, also received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus, Target: Stroke Advanced Therapy Honor Roll. South Miami and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals received similar awards. The awards recognize the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines grounded in the latest scientific evidence.

Stroke Treatment Performance

Miami Neuroscience Institute was ranked in the top 10 percent in the country for IV tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) door-to-needle time, door-to-puncture, and door-to-reperfusion time.

  • 23 minutes

    Door-to-needle time
  • 62 minutes

    Door-to-catheter time
  • 80 minutes

*FY21 median times for Miami Neuroscience Institute's Stroke Program at Baptist Hospital.
Epilepsy Program Accreditation

Epilepsy Program Accreditation

Miami Neuroscience Institute’s Epilepsy Program ranks as a level 4 epilepsy center - the highest level possible - accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

Best Hospital Rankings: U.S. News & World Report ranked Miami Neuroscience Institute No. 1 in South Florida and in the top 10 percent of America’s best hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Laboratory Accreditation

Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Laboratory Accreditation

Miami Neuroscience Institute’s Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM) Department received accreditation from the Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Laboratory Accreditation Board (LAB-NIOM) of ABRET. The accreditation recognizes the high standards and excellent results of Miami Neuroscience Institute’s IOM team which provides support and feedback to surgeons aimed at preserving nerve function during complex and prolonged surgeries. The IOM Department is the first program in Florida, one of 27 in the U.S., and one of 30 in the world to receive this accreditation.

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