Kenneth M. Heilman, M.D., FAAN, FANA
Dr. Kenneth M. Heilman is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Virginia, followed by two years training in Internal Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center (Bellevue). During the Vietnam War he joined the Air Force as Chief of Medicine at NATO Hospital, Izmir, Turkey. After his 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.
Dr. Heilman is an active clinician, who is currently working the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at the Malcom Randall Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. His primary clinical and research interests are in attentional, emotional, motor programming 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 has an active research program.
He is the author/editor of 16 books, more than 100 chapters and has more than 600 journal publications. He is a past President and received a Distinguished Career Awards from the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the Society for Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. He is an Honorary Member of the American Neurological Association and a Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) where he received the Wartenberg Keynote Lecturer Award.