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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
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Stroke
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Aneurysm, Cerebral
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Brain Aneurysms and Hemorrhage
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Body Tumor
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Concussion
  • Concussions
  • 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 AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Lesions
  • Spinal Cord Vascular Malformations
  • Spinal Dural Fistula
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Vascular Malformation
  • Stroke
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thoracic Nerve Palsy
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Venous Malformations
  • Vertebral Artery Disease
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
View all 61 Specialties +


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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 11/2/2022, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

256 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

69 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2022

As much as I didn't like the answers the Dr gave me, they were reality. The Dr gave more more information about my headaches than any Dr and I've talked to several. He was great!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Dr. Salgado is nothing short of amazing.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Excellent hands-on physician; made me feel really good.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dr Salgado is an exceptional neurologist. I definitely recommend him to anyone in need of his services!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr. E, Salgado amazing. He intakes time with every patient. He is brilliant and explains thoroughly what patient is diagnosed with and future tests he recommends. He makes patients feel comfortable and shows his concern and caring. He is an asset to Cleveland Clinic. His appointments, however are not spaced out properly for the complex work that he does.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr. Effrain Salgado is brilliant, caring, personable, explains everything clearly to his patient, listens carefully, is patient and kind and extremely knowledgeable. He is the best.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr. Salgado really listen to me and understood my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Dr. Selgado is simply an amazing physician. He listened he was supportive caring and clearly is at the top of his field

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Dr Salgado is the BEST

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

Doctor very professional and informative

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

Dr. E. Salgado, MD is professional, knowledgeable and caring. I find him to be compassionate and empathetic and genuinely concerned with my health and he discusses and tries treatments until we found the right combination to help me deal with my condition much better than it was before. I appreciate Dr. E. Salgado, MD and I have recv one def him and will continue to recommend him to others. Thank you Dr. E. Salgado, MD

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Very helpful person who scheduled my first appointment with Dr. Efrain Salgado.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr. Efrain Salgado was very concerned about me and my condition. He is so knowledgeable. My overall feeling about Dr. Salgado is that he is a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Dr. Salgado & his nurse Michelle are simply amazing, kind & really caring

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

I am very satisfied w my Dr s here Dr Salgado and Dr Todd

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dr. Salgado is my "WOW" (Walk on Water) doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

I am very fortunate to have a doctor like Dr Salgado. He has been great at guiding me through my care. He is never in a hurry and explains things thoroughly.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr Selgado is the best doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Very please with Dr Salgado's treatments always looking out for my best interest. I will always continue to visit with him. Extremely professional. Also his assistant is also as professional. Excellent team.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Excellent. Dr Salgado devotes the time and attention necessary to address all concerns. Answering questions without being rushed and ensuring that I understand his explanation. I highly recommend him to anyone experiencing neurological difficulties.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

As a physician myself, I appreciated t the doctors empathy ,concern ,knowledge patience and thorough examinationIt was a very enlightening experience and he was very reassuring, especially when you're ruling out ,various diagnoses that might involve cognitive impairment and MS

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr. Salgado was very impressive. He knew the facts related to my unusual case and put forth a substantial effort to come up with a recomended procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

I always felt that Dr. Salgado was spending a tremendous effort on my situation.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Dr. Salgado listens and answers all questions.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Very difficult to get an appointment with Dr. Salgado, however hi is wonderful Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr. Salgado is an amazing physician and person

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Every appointment with Dr. Selgado is great, even if I am not feeling welll. He is an amazing Doctor who is knowledgeable, wise, funny and reassuring. His staff has always been wonderful.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Just great my doctor a real bless

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

I'm in dr. Salgado's fan club. Always a pleasure to experience professionalism of Cleveland Clinic throughout processing.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr. Salgado is an excellent doctor. Always polite and extremely knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr. Salgado is an exceptional neurologist who genuinely cares about his patients and takes his time to listen and explain the diagnosis and plan of care. Excellent bedside manners!

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

I am thankful Dr. Salgado is my dr. He listens. He assessed me. I trust him. He is so thorough. His treatment has changed my life to the better.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Excellent bed si manners from Dr. Salgado. Very detailed an thorough visit

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

I was very impressed and pleased with the doctor

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Dr Salgado is excellent. It's getting to him is the problem

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Dr. Salgado is the best! Just like I told him he has to be the best because I just sat there fuming mad, waiting three hours for him yet when I was in the room with him, I was talking, laughing like it never happened. He made all the frustration and anger I had for the waiting go away with his wonderful bedside manner and his caring ways. He is so knowledgeable, answers all my questions and you really feel that he cares and wants to get to the root of your problem. I just adore this doctor He is so caring and kind. He is a gem.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Very good experience, excellent doctor

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

Dr Salgado is great doctor

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Dr Salgado and his office are the Best. Excellent Dr as well as his team

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Dr Salgado is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr. Salgado and his team are the best. Dr. Salgado was very patient and understanding.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Dr. Salgado took the time to listen to me and answer all my questions. I'm very grateful.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

Dr. Salgado is worth the wait time.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

The best doctor's visit I've ever had.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

I am pleased with Dr. Salgado

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr Salgado performed very thorough exam, listened closely, and took good notes. Am glad I waited for him.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr Salgado was very thorough with his exam and clearly explained his diagnosis and his treatment plan for me.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Thank you Dr. Salgado for the consistent phenomenal care that you and the nurse provide with a SMILE!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr Yordy Brito excelent

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Excellent doctor and excellent customer service

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