Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute is Expanding

Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute houses every neurological specialty under one roof – neurology, neurosurgery, spinal neurosurgery, physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain management, interventional neuroradiology, neuro-oncology, neuropsychiatry and more. Since 2020, Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute has welcomed over 17 new physicians and the team will continue to grow. The Institute’s neurology program is undergoing significant expansion as we hire specialists in epilepsy, headaches, memory & aging, movement disorders, neuroimmunology, electrophysiology, neuromuscular and more. Join a team of highly skilled medical professionals focused on providing the most advanced techniques and treatments in the field of neuroscience.

Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Insitute by the Numbers

23 Physicians
6 Locations
52,588 Patient Encounters
32 Research Studies Year to Date

Meet Our Physician Leaders

Doctor Mcdermott

Michael McDermott, M.D.

Chief Medical Executive & Irma and Kalman Bass Endowed Chair in Clinical Neuroscience
Doctor Diego Torres-Russotto

Diego Torres-Russotto, M.D.

Chair of Neurology
Doctor Tolchin

Ronald Tolchin, D.O.

Director of Spine Care


At Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute, we know that research can significantly improve patient care. That’s why we’ve built robust research programs covering epilepsy, stroke, neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and interventional neurology.

Life in South Florida

Sunny days, warm people, and multicultural community - these await you when you join us at Baptist Health South Florida.
U.S. News & World Report Ranking

U.S. News & World Report Ranking

We are honored to be part of South Florida’s most awarded healthcare system based on U.S. News & World Report rankings. We’re rated as high-performing in neurology, neurosurgery and stroke, putting us in the top 10 % in the country. Above all, we are proud to serve this community.

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.

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.

The largest and most preferred health system in South Florida

The largest and most preferred health system in South Florida

With internationally renowned centers of excellence, 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Baptist Health is an anchor institution of the South Florida communities we serve. Through our healthcare services, human capital and community investments we are committed to improving the health and economic well-being of our communities and their residents.

Join the Team

To apply, please send your CV, a letter of interest and 3 letters of reference addressed to Diego Torres-Russotto, MD, Chair of Neurology at Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute.