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Department Neurology
Primary Location Florida, Braathen Center, Weston
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Primary Location

Florida, Braathen Center, Weston

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Electromyography
  • General Neurology
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Stroke
  • Alzheimer's
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Concussion
  • Dementia
  • Dizziness
  • Epilepsy
  • Extracranial Carotid Artery Aneurysms
  • Fistulas
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Hemangiomas
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Lesions
  • Spinal Dural Fistula
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Stroke
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thoracic Nerve Palsy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Venous Malformations
  • Vertebral Artery Disease
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
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About Efrain Salgado, MD

Efrain D Salgado, MD, is Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program at Cleveland Clinic Florida and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Florida Stroke Center and Neurosonology Laboratory. He is board-certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
Bayamon, Puerto Rico


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Vascular Neurology

Specialty Interests

Cerebrovascular diseases (Stroke), Multiple Sclerosis, headache, neuromuscular disease

Awards & Honors

  • Guide to America's Top Physicians, Consumers' Research Council of America, 2003, 2009-2011 
  • Physician of the Quarter for Service, Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital, 2003
  • Doctor’s Day Ambassador Award for Quality, Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital, 2004
  • Teacher of the Year, Neurology Residency Program, Cleveland Clinic Florida, 2005-2006
  • Top Doctors in Neurology, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2010- 
  • Top Neurologist, International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP), 2011-  
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/25/2023, Dr. Salgado has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

309 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

66 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Very good doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

I was very pleased and impressed with Dr. Salgado's time, attention, and thoroughness during my office visit. Dr. Salgado was worth the wait!!!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

The care provider was knowledgeable, professional and patient.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr Salgado is a Very Good neurologist, I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

The doctor provided insight and guidance and it was clear and appreciated.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

I have been treated by Dr Salgado by over 5 years with respect and dedication

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Salgado concerns about my medical issue. Every time he cares about patient's issue and health condition. He is the best!!!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Excellent doctor who takes his time to listen and answer questions and give recommendations. However he runs behind and wait times are long. Should schedule appointments appropriately so you're not waiting so long. My last visit I was there for 3 hours.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Salgado was very professional

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Love Dr. Selgado and Michelle

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2023

I would recommend him to others for sure.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. Selgado is an excellent Neurologist, very knowledgeable and remembers the history of me as a patient.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Not only Dr Salgado provides excellent attention, service etc but also the assistant staff are awesome.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Salgado and his Nurse, Michele are a wonderful and caring team. I always feel heard and important when I call or visit. The here has never been a time when I requested assistance and wasn't helped right away. They are the best of the best.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

He's very courteous and concern. Excellent doctor..explains to patient in layman's terms

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

The doctor and his assistant are great and very responsive to my crazy needs

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

Dr. Salgado was kind and a good listener and put me at ease. I would definitely recommend him!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Salgado was very kind and gentle. He was too patient to listen my concerns and giving thorough answers.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Salgado was wonderful. He answered my questions, asked me many himself, made me feel comfortable, analyzed my situation to my great satisfaction and relief. And he was very pleasant and amiable.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. Salgado and his assistant were fantastic.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Wonderful Dr and nurse

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr Salgado is an excellent neurologist and human being. He always takes the time to listen to our medical problems and takes the right approach to solve them

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

Dr. Salgado explains everything and listens well. He does not make your appointment seemed rush though he is busy.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

Appreciate the time and care the doctor put into the care and concern of his patients. Great job

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Yo siempre he tenido muy buena experiencia con el dr muy profesional siempre

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr Salgado is the best.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr Salgado is the best!

Reviewed on May 5, 2023

Excellent Dr. Thorough.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr Salgado is a terrific dr. Very caring and knowledgeable

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Salgado is an excellent physician, he is always focused in his patients wellbeing.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Salgado is always ready to listen, evaluate his patients question and provide the best possible care. He has excellent communication skills and competence in medical knowledge

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Salgado is the BEST! He listens and provides excellent patient care. Always professional and completely with each patient that he sees. I am very happy to be his patient.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Salgado took a lot of time to address every concern and thoroughly explain everything. He's great and, I guess, worth the long wait. At least next time I will know to pack a lunch.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

I can't say enough good things about dr salgado . With his suggested treatment he keeps my disease relatively stable. He alleviates fears. I am v grateful that God led me to him.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Salgado's Nurse Michele is professional and courteous and always makes sure to make appointments and return calls.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr. Efrain Salgado MD is professional, knowledgeable and caring. I appreciate him and his care services.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr Salgado is the best, like a doctor and like person. I really like him

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr. Salgado is very thorough & knowledgeable. My favorite doctor @ CC.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

Dr Salgado and his nurse Michele are excellent in everything they do.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

Dr Salgado takes the time to listen. He is the very best neuroscientist.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

The doctor and Michele are wonderful and caring. But CC does not care about my privacy and safety.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

My Dr. Saldago, profesional and kindness!! I am a questionDr explained the question!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

The doctor was very informative and listened patiently to my concerns about treatment. I was impressed with the way he interacted with my husband and I.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr. Salgado was a caring, thoughtful, and thorough practitioner. He answered questions about my condition and put us at ease with his concern about my situation and made recommendations that were thoughtful.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

My family would recommend Dr. Salgado to anyone who needs neurologist.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Although my doctor is beyond excellent I am researching options

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr Salgado was excellent, he took a lot of time to assess my health and listened to my concerns. Very professional

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Dr. Salgado was nothing short of AMAZING! I've been singing his praises. Best neurologist I've ever seen. He was incredibly patient, understanding, listened, and was thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Dr. Salgado and his assistant Michele are both wonderful and great assets to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr Salgado was really thorough! Wow. Very precise in explaining my concern I really felt comfortable and left with confidence

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Oh yes I tell everyone about the Cleveland Clinic. Super Doctors excellent staff.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Salgado is an excellent doctor. He genuinely cares and listens to his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

The best doctor ever!!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

The best dr I have seen by far

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

If there were an "excellent" category I would use it. Dr. Salgado is an extraordinary care provider. I

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Excellent doctor and nurse Michele.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

The doctor was excellent. Unlike so many doctors, he took time with patient,listened well to me, and made me feel valued. Best doctor, truly.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

I am always pleased when seeing Dr. Salgado. He is extremely thorough during the exam and diagnostic phase and always takes time to answer my questions and explain my symptoms and what they are related too.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Salgado's nurse Michele makes my appointments for me and she is always polite and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr Salgado, MD, is always polite and professional. He listens, answers, discusses and explains any topics and/or concerns. He also gets to know you personally which allows for patient doctor trust.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

Dr. Salgado was extremely thorough , understanding and kind. He Explained everything and ordered the tests needed to check my heart.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

It was my first appointment and everything was so clean and all the staff was very friendly and professional. The doctor explained everything and when I walked out of the clinic, I felt so good about my treatment plan. I look forward to my follow-up with the doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Dr.Salgado was very attentive to my concerns as a new patient. His manner was very much appreciated, with his basic examination & assessment quite thorough. Thank you.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dr Salgado was attentive to my concerns and made me feel at ease. He was thorough in his assessment and left feeling confident with his diagnosis.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Dr. Salgado is most caring, compassionate, and brilliant Nuerologist. Cleveland Clinic is very fortunate to have him as part of their team.

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