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Jeffrey Gelblum, MD

Jeffrey Gelblum, MD, FAAN

Office Phone: (305) 936-9393

Jeffrey Gelblum, MDJeffrey Gelblum, MD, FAAN is an honors graduate of the University of Maryland. Dr. Gelblum completed his neurology residency and post-graduate fellowship training at the University of Miami. His clinical practice was established in 1992. He has successfully treated thousands of patients over a quarter-century, from South Florida, and around the world. He is considered a global thought leader in the neurologic treatment of dementia, seizure disorders, Parkinson’s, Diabetic and Peripheral Nerve Disorder, Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy, Covid Long-Hauler, trauma, and chronic pain, and has hosted educational symposia in the U.S. and overseas.

Dr. Gelblum maintains numerous research FDA-sponsored affiliations, providing patients immediate access to promising new treatment protocols. His practice maintains an academic affiliation with the medical residency programs of Nova Southeast and Florida International University. He trains future neurologists, so it is not unusual to encounter student doctors in the office.

Dr. Gelblum serves as an expert consultant to the State of Florida and the Federal Court system on matters of neurologic injury and disability. He is active in multiple community outreach programs to educate the public regarding the care and treatment of neurologic disorders. He has pioneered the use of TeleHealth and other e-medicine technology to provide patients with instant medical access. Complementary modalities and alternative care are part of his holistic approach to successful neurologic care.

Listening first, with a compassionate and thoughtful response thereafter, is the philosophy of his renowned clinical practice.

Read about Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (FAP).

Read about Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) or transthyretin (TTR) amyloid polyneuropathy.

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Download Dr. Jeffrey Gelblum's CV (Curriculum Vitae)


Alzheimer's Cannabis Medical Treatment, Dementia, Electromyography, Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Parkinson’s Disease, Diabetic and Peripheral Nerve Disorder, Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy, Seizures, Pain Management, COVID-19 Long-Hauler

Board Certifications
Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
Diplomate American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Expert Medical Advisor, Florida’s Division of Worker’s Compensation Claims
Florida Physicians Medical Cannabis/Florida Dept. of Health

Medical Interests 
Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Frontotemporal Dementia, Epilepsy, Autism, Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy, Neuropsychiatry, Spinal, and limb nerve pain. Forensic neurology with a disability, competency, and guardianship determinations. Expert witness to State and Federal courts.

University of Maryland — General Honors Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD — Medical Doctorate
Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach, FL — Medical Internship

University of Miami School of Medicine — Neurology
Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Miami Veterans Hospital — Chief Resident in Neurology

University of Miami — Clinical Neurophysiology
Fellow in Neuromuscular Diseases, EMG/NCS

Fellow American Academy of Neurology (FAAN)
American Medical Association
Dade County Medical Association
Florida Medical Association
American Academy of Neurology
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Society of Neurophysiology Monitoring
American Association for the Study of Headache
American Epilepsy Society

Awards & Accolades
Intern of the Year - Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL, 1986
Young Founder - Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL, 1990
Instructor of the Year - Nova Southeast College of Medicine Dept. Psychiatry (Aventura Hospital), 2020

Research & Clinical Trials
Neurontin Epilepsy STEPS - Parke-Davis - Top Recruiter
Alnatidine Migraine Study - Janssen
Topamax Epilepsy Study - Ortho-McNeil
Memantine Neuropathy Study - Neurobiology Technology
Inc/Mertz Lamictal HIV Neuropathy Study – Glaxo Smith Kline - Top Recruiter
Lamictal HIV Neuropathy Study - Glaxo - Top Recruiter
Lamictal Monotherapy Epilepsy Study - Glaxo
Neurontin Diabetic Neuropathy - Pfizer
Carisbamate Epilepsy Study - Johnson and Johnson
Sumatriptan/Naproxen Migraine Responders - GSK
Epilepsy Treatment in the Emergency Dept - UCB Pharma
Lyrica HIV Neuropathy - Pfizer
Axona Treatment for Alzheimer’s -- Accera Pharmaceuticals
HAPPIN hATTR Amyloid Neuropathy — Principal Investigator, Ambry Genetics
New IDEAS, American College of Radiology – Amyloid Tracers in Alzheimer's

Accepts New Patients

List of insurance plans accepted

English, French, Spanish

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Aventura Medical Tower
2801 NE 213 Street, Suite 1004
Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 936-9393

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hospital Affiliations
Aventura Medical Center


Consultant for Neurology:
Activis Pharmaceuticals, Dublin, Ireland – Pharmaceutical development
Affiliated Research Centers, Chicago, IL – Phase III FDA investigator
Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Aliso Viejo, CA – Pharmaceutical development
Astra Zeneca – Amyloid neuropathy
Eisai – Alzheimer's drug development
Florida Medical Quality Assurance, Inc., (PRO), Tampa, FL
Florida Division of Workers Compensation – Expert medical advisor
Gerson Lehrman Group, Austin Texas – Neurology Consultant
Guidepoint Consultants– Neurology Consultant
International Association Special Investigation Units – Fraudulent Electrodiagnosis
Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Tokyo – Pharmaceutical development
State Farm Mutual, Bloomington, IL – Fraud and abuse
Un Sourire Pour Espoir, Cerebral Palsy Clinic, Paris, France
UCB Pharma- Anticonvulsant development
Alnylam Pharma, California – Hereditary amyloid neuropathy
Ambry Genetics/Konika Minolta – Genetic testing for neuropathy
National State of Reform Health Policy Conference – May 2021 “TeleHealth Innovations”
Alzheimer’s Network for Treatment and Diagnostics – Vanguard Site designation
Bloomberg Media
Life Molecular Imaging- Amyloid Alzheimer’s PET Scan
First Coast Medicare Administrative Contractor (Florida MAC)

Medico-legal Neurologic Forensic Consultant:
US Department of Justice – Plaintiff and Defense Expert
State Civil Litigation -- Plaintiff and Defense Expert
State Criminal Litigation – Plaintiff and Defense Expert
Guardianship and Testamentary Capacity, Life-care Analysis
(Elkins list upon request)

Alzheimer's recognition, treatment, long-term care
Anticonvulsant Applications
Migraine/Pain Management

Gelblum, JB, Et al. Effects of nasal Insufflation of could oxygen on pulmonary artery Resistance in humans. International Hypoxia. Symposium. Banff, Canada, 1985.
Gelblum, JB Et al. Cerebrospinal fluid characteristics in AIDS. Archives of AIDS Research 2 (1),33-41, 1988.
Gelblum, JB, Et at. Choreoathetosis following surgery for congenital heart disease. American Neurologic Association, Movement Disorders Section. New Orleans, 1989.
Gelblum, JB., Difini, J., Ayyar, DR. Selective involvement of the dorsal cutaneous nerve of the hand. American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Chicago, 1990.
Gelblum, JB., Et al. The use of surface EMG in the diagnosis and treatment of nerve and muscle disorders. Muscle and Nerve. 19 (3), 392-395, 1995.
Gelblum, JB., Et al. Dynamic electromyography In gait and motion analysis. Muscle and Nerve. 19 (3),1996.
Gelblum, JB., Et al. How to detect excessive electrodiagnostic testing. Insurance Fraud Alert. Summit G. 9-11. 1996.
Gelblum, JB., Et at. Advances in the treatment of pain: Role of anticonvulsants. Southern Clinical Neuro Society, 57-67. 1999.
Gelblum, JB., Et al. Barriers to diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's: World Alzheimer's Association. 2000.
Gelblum, JB., Et al. Role of Glutamate Antagonism: Memantine. Experimental and Clinical Applications. Dekkar, Amsterdam. 2001.
Gelblum, JB., Et al. Controlling chronic non-malignant pain. Medical crossfire. 3:9, September 2001.
Emergency Department of Utilization of Anticonvulsants. Poster Presentation. AES December 2007.
Gelblum, JB, Et al. Long-Term Use of Caprylic Acid for Management of Alzheimer's Disease. Dove Press 2013.
Gelblum JB, Kuritsky, et. al. Diagnosing and treating neurogenic orthostatic.
Hypotension in primary care. Taylor & Francis Online, June 2015.
Gelblum Jeffrey MD, Fisher, K, et. al. Management targeted genetic evaluation of an idiopathic neuropathy cohort. American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management, May 13, 2021.

Journal Peer Review Work:
Headache: The Journal of head and face pain: Evaluating HIV patients with headaches; November 2000.

International Educational Lectures:
Beijing, PRC - Anticonvulsant Mechanisms, October 1994 -1995.
Ixtapa, Mexico - Pharmacotherapy of Pain Management - Anticonvulsant and Antidepressant Drug Program, January 1997.
Montreal, Canada - Stating-based lipid Reduction Therapy in Stroke Prevention, March 1998.
Curaçao, NA - Clinical Applications of Neuronal Stabilization, January 1999.
Taiwan, ROC - Neuropathic Pain Treatments - Role of Anticonvulsants, August 2000.
Hua lien, ROC - Epilepsy Management in Adults, August 2000.
Singapore - Pain Management In Neurologic Conditions, August 2000.
St. Lucla, WI - Emerging Anticonvulsants, November 2000.
Sebu, Philippines -Stroke Risk Control, January 2001.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Epilepsy and Alzheimer Pharmacology, March 2001.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Society of Neurophysiology - Current Treatments in Multiple Sclerosis, August 2003.
Aruba. N.A. - Neurology Society - Understanding and Expanding Dementia Treatment, March 2005.
Trinidad - Neurology Society - Dementia Pharmacotherapy, April 2005.
San Juan, Puerto Rico Keynote Speaker - IX Annual Congress of Neurophysiology Pharmacotherapy of Dementia, June 2005.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - CME Presentation -IX Annual Congress of Neurophysiology Understanding Neuropathic Pain, June 2003.
Miami, FL - Keynote Speaker for Annual Caribbean Pain Symposium, November 2005.
Barbados, WI - Advances in the Treatment of Neurologic Pain Syndrome, January 2006.

Continuing Medical Education -- Syllabus Development & Presentations: (Greater than 200 Presentations Nationwide):
Program Director - CME courses on "Emerging Applications of Anticonvulsants" Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Program Director - CME courses on "Contemporary Migraine Treatment".
Anticonvulsants in Pain Management - Dosing to Effect.
Anticonvulsants for Mood Disorders of the Neurologically Impaired. Epileptic seizures - Pharmacologic Protocols.
Dementia Treatment Algorithms - Medication Interventions.
Alzheimer's Recognition in Primary Care and Psychiatry.
Migraine Diagnosis and Treatment Cox -II Inhibition in Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Pain Disorders.
Anti-platelet Therapy in Stroke.
Lipid Reduction Drugs in Cerebrovascular Prevention.
Electrodiagnostic Assessment of Peripheral Nerve Injury.
Depression in Neurodegenerative Disorders - Modern Pharmacology. Seizure Management In Primary Care - Georgia Academy Family Practice.
Behavioral Disturbances of Dementia - Pharmedica Symposium, 2002.
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA - Vascular Dementia Update, March 2005.
Faculty Harvard University, Joslin Diabetes Institute. Neuropathic Pain Treatment, August 2005.
Nova Southeast College of Medicine: "Update of Neurological Pain", Jan 2006.
St. Joseph Hospital/Baltimore, MD: "Neuropathic Pain". February 2006.
Bethesda Naval Hospital: Geriatric Seizure Management, February 2006.
Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. Neurologic Basis of Pain, February 2006.
Neuropathic Pain Video CMA. New York, NY. October 2006.
Neuroscience Update. Mississippi Gulf Coast Medical Association. March 2007.
Barry University Podiatric Pain Symposium. October 2007.
Palm Beach Neuroscience CME Program. October 2007.
American College Emergency Physicians. Seattle, WA. Epilepsy Emergencies at Sea, Oct. 2007.
Neurologic Disorders In the Elderly, 3rd Annual Conference. Palm Beach, FL Oct 2007.
Fibromyalgia Treatment in the Neurology Clinic. PrimeMed. Ft. Lauderdale. Feb 2008.
Pri-Med National CME Developer, 2012, 2014: Alzheimer's Disease Treatment.
Coordinating Care Between Neurology and Psychiatry in Parkinson's Psychosis: 2016.

Community Outreach Programs:
Stroke Prevention through Cholesterol Management Alzheimer's Early Detection and Treatment.
HIV and Neurological Complications of Pain and Stroke.
Toxic Drug Interactions In the Elderly Board of Directors: Epilepsy Foundation of Florida.
Trustee: Dade County Art in Public Places.

National Media Presentations:
NBC Network - Diabetic Neuropathy special,1998.
Alzheimer's Satellite Media Tour with Ms. Olympia Dukakis, March 1999.
World Alzheimer's Conference Satellite Media Tour, July 2000.
Fox Network Alzheimer Special: Caring for the Caregiver - February 2000.
Univision (En Espanol) - Neurological Functions of Human Sexuality, Nov 2000.
Co-Host with Leeza Gibbons Show - LA, California -New Advances in Alzheimer’s Treatment, April 2001.
Satellite Media Tour -Philadelphia, PA - American Academy of Neurology Dementia Recognition, May 2000.
Psych -Link Neurologic panelist - Dementia treatments, May 2002.
Neurologic consultant to NBC-6 - " Dangers of switching to generic anticonvulsants medications", May 2007.

Radio Talk Shows:
Drug Management of Pain Nationwide "Wakeup" Interview -Medication Options in Alzheimer's Treatment National Healthtalk -Chicago, IL -November 2000.
Alzheimer's Treatment and Diagnosis American Health Radio Chicago, Il March 2001.
Alzheimer's Recognition National Radio Media Tour, April 2001.
Strategies to avoid nursing home placement, Voice of America, April 2001.
Alzheimer's Treatment National Radio Media Tour Stockholm, July 2002.
South Florida Regional spokesman: "Prescription Drug interactions in the Elderly”. Quigley Corporation, January 2006.

Internet and Social Media:
Facebook Live Presenter: monthly updates on neurologic disorders: Neurological disorders, Covid long-haul, dementia, neuropathy, Alzheimer’s, headache.

Internet Initiatives:
Founder of Neuronline, Inc.: Consulting platform for forensic neurologic evaluation.
Founder of World’s largest online chat platform for patients and caregivers regarding neurologic disorders.
Founder of Neuroblog: Periodical geared toward the lay public providing timely updates
on contemporary neurologic issues and other matters of public interest.



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