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 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
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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

Undergraduate - University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA


  • Neurology
  • 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 7/5/2019, 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

236 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr.Salgado sits and explains the patient's problem and makes sure that everyone present concurs on the problem at hand and then he explains the situation so that everyone understands the good, the bad and what to expect from the treatment. My wife and I discussed the results of the appointment and we both agreed that it is great to have an explanation and a medical roadmap to resolve the issue. Always a great experience when we see Dr. Salgado.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

I adore dr Salgado. patient, kind and understanding

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr Salgado is an expert in his field a good listener and realizes every patient is different.He has the compassion necessary to to differentiate the good doctors from the great doctors

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

because the extremely skilled doctor is very busy, I had to wait months to be able to see him. Having said that it was definitely worth waiting for

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

I can honestly say this gentleman was probably the best doctor I've seen. I felt empowered by his treatment of me.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

We recognize that Dr. Salgado takes time with his patients. Wait time is worth it.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

dr. seemed routine about my condition! later sent him a question and he told me he had already explained! this time I printed his response!

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Salgado conducted a thorough physical exam beyond what I expected. He is personable and makes you feel comfortably. He is a good listener.

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr Salgado is an excellent doctor and he really takes time with his patients but the wait can be very long

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Salgado listens, is concerned and takes the time to discuss your issues.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

9 year with Dr Salgado and more to go!!

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr Salgado is a great provider

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

He was attentive and courteous, but I thought he too readily agreed with the opinion of my previous doctors . Whereas I was glad to have their opinions verified, they had sent me to him to have them confirmed and i thought he just accepted their diagnosis without giving it much consideration.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

I would highly recommend this Dr. and staff.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr. Salgado is a kind, caring professional with an excellent bedside manner. He took his time evaluating my condition and addressed all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr. Salgado was very thorough and knowledgeable. He spent the time obtaining the details of my history and symptoms and explained root cause and path forward.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

I would definitely return to Dr. Salgado's practice and recommend his clinic to others.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

waited 2.5 hours without explanation. Dr. Salgado started with asking me why I was there without a referral, I.e. self referred. I wanted a second opinion from an expert as my doctors were not sure of the diagnosis. it was very hard to get Dr. Salgado to focus on the documentation that I brought, and I felt as if the discussion was perfunctory and very dismissive. I was quickly referred out to another specialist at Cleveland Clinic, and will see if this is helpful, but will not return to this provider.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

We been seeing Dr Salgado for a few years, He is very nice to my wife and cares about her

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Wait time is a little long some times but Dr Salgado make it worth he is very caring to my wife that has Az for nine years!!!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Salgado is awesome he had excellent bedside manners, friendly and easy to talk to. He was very detailed spent great amount of time to explain in details and he did a great job of reviewing my records. Such a pleasure to meet him.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr Salgado is an exceptional medical professional. his individual care for each patient is quite evident. His ability to accurately diagnose and prescribe a manageable treatment plan is truly appreciated.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

there was an unusually long delay from scheduled appointment time until actual time seen by Dr Selgado

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Doctor didn't seem to interested in what was going on I was explaining my Symptoms to him he didn't seem to care much as if I was only there for pain meds I had to schedule another appointment with another neurologist

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr. Salgado is very professional ,and treats me with care ,I think he is a excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Dr was very thoughtful and listened very carefully to me. He took as much time as needed and I didn't feel rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

i understand that the time Dr. Salgado takes with his patience is important. and he does not rush through my visit so i appreciate his time.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

learned so much and so patient with all my questions, great human beyond a great doctor

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

I had an appt at 11 in the morning and I was not with the doctor until 2p. I was taken into a room at like 1:30p and then waited 30 minutes for the doctor and I had to leave to do personal things by 2:30p, I was not informed of a delay and I was not told why I was waiting as long as I had been.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

Dr Salgado is caring, knowledgeable, and explained everything in full detail

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Dr. Salgado was amazing very kind and listened to everything I was saying. never interrupted me and asked questions to help him better understand what was going now. he was very through and easy to speak to.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

limited slotsfor botox treatments cause long waits and difficult appointment scheduling. Dr. Sal Gado is wonderful, a long with his assistant Michelle.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2018

The doctor was very clear and very easy going. It was very easy to follow his directions.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2018

The doctor has a very nice personality. It was very easy to follow his instructions .

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Dr. Salgado is a great doctor who takes time to listen to his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

We chose Dr. Salgado because we determined him to be an exceptional neurologist and, therefore, requested that my husband see Dr. Salgado specifically. We were told that Dr. Salgado spent a long time with nearly every patient. That was something we appreciated and thought to be as good thing. It definitely was a good thing as he spent a considerable amount of time with us, too. We did not mind the wait.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

I live about 30 miles away but I really like Dr. Selgado.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

I appreciate the time my Dr. takes with me when we do meet, so I will wait for him because I know he is taking the time with his other patients to get all their information and do right by them. Another patient was in the waiting room for him also and we both agree..We will wait for him. He is worth it. Always comes in with a big smile and we begin.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Dr. Salgado was an excellent professional who gave me the attention and time I needed. He was concise and very informative.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Very long wait before seeing the doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

I had a 1.30 pm appointment and was called in the morning to come at 2.00 because the doctor was running late. Arrived at 2.00 and still had to wait 20 minutes before being seen

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018

Usually the wait time at Cleveland Clinic is short, but on this visit it took longer than normal. Dr. Salgao did take his time with me, so I can understand the delay in wait time if he affords all his patients the same attention.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2018

Dr. Salgado was more interested to go away than give me more attention to my health issue.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

Dr. Salgado was terrific. After dealing with the initial reason for the visit, he took time to discuss and review two of my other health care concerns (migraines, high blood pressure). If needed, I would certainly schedule any follow-ups with Dr. Salgado.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

Dr Salgado is incredible knowable and thourough. We openly discussed my health easily and he was quite explanatory when it came to my medical questions, test results and my condition

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

I am very pleased with the decision I made with changing my doctor and picking Dr. Efrain.

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