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 (Archived)

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 4/4/2020, 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

259 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

76 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr Salgado is very understanding and an awesome physician.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

experience with Dr. Salgado, as always is excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

dr Effrain Salgado is a caring, compassionate physician who is extremely knowledgeable, concerned and excellent physician.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr Salgado was wonderful . He heard all my concerns and he come up with a plan to improve my condition. I felt Dr Salgado surpassed all my expectations a true caring professional.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Dr Salgado is Great!!! excellent professional!! The only thing I don't like is that when you go to the appointment you have a very long waiting time, there is always a minimum delay of 1 hour ... that is the only thing I don't like about seeing him. Other than that, he is GREAT!!!

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

dr Salgado is excellent!

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Very thorough and knowledgeable. Answered all my questions Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

ver good Doctor I will recommender, thank God I find him

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr took a good amount of time and patients in listening to both Marie & myself

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

a caring doctor that treated me with respect and showing concern about my problems

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

This is one of the best doctors I know in this hospital.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr Salgado was very concerned and through he stayed with me and explained what would be causing this pain and immediately called my pharmacy with the medication needed to get me well ASAP. Dr Salgado is a very patinate Doctor and very patient with as always when I needed to see him concerning my health.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Salgado is an amazing physician, he takes the time to listen to you, to ask for tests, and to analyze the results. I wish the medical field would have more doctors like him.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Salgado is an excellent MS care provider. i can ask for no better care!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

As I previously said, I think Dr. Salgado is an excellent doctor and I value his help and will tolerate the long wait although I think Cleveland Clinic can alleviate this.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

The doctors are all informative and shows much concern for getting the best results from preventative care.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

My doctor and nurse is always always excellent also my receptionist and nurse Michell my doctor and nurse is always always on point also my receptionist and nurse Michell receptionist Michell and my doctor Efrain Salgato

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Salgado is n amazing doctor with tons of patience. He took his time with me. Super awesome.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

I consider Dr. Salgado to be one of my to providers. He's caring! Listens carefully and responses are clear. I've never felt rushed.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

In case if emergency I can always rely on being seen or consulting with Doctor or Nurse.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Spoke with Dr assistant Did not speak with Dr. long enough to voice my concerns about my mefical problem.Assistant took all the information down as she was speaking with me, then left the room to confer with the doctor. Is that a normal occurrence? I would have felt better had I spoken with the doctor from the beginning.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

always good experience with Dr Salgado

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

I never have a problem with Dr Salgoto and scheduling an appointment I can't say the same for everyone there.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Dr Salgado always listens and shows great interest in you as a person/patient

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr. Salgado is a fine neurologist! would always give him the highest marks!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Doctor was very thorough and took his time to diagnose what he believed was happening. He also explained well the why he believed that was the pre diagnosis and what his plan to follow was

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

dr Salgado is an excellent listener and spent time to explain information and answer questions.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

My appointment was stress free. My wait time before appt. time is always short. and the positive info. I receive is so reassuring I have total faith in Dr. Salgado, he keeps me on track.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

MD spent a lot of time with me. I felt like I was his only patient that day

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr Salgado weighs my questions and together we determine the best treatment for me. I always feel that my concerns and goals are taken into consideration when discussing with Dr Salgado. I feel he is one of the best medical professionals I have been treated by.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Cleveland Clinic is my first choice in medical providers.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Always an excellent experience. I find sometimes the wait is long but I am willing to wait to get my time with the Dr. He does not rush the appointment and I appreciate it.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

doctor was very easy to talk to ..Did not seem rushed at all

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

dr salgado was very professional but he did not solve any problem because he told me that was not his field and that I needed a specialist in parkisonism and he referred me to one of you otherwise everything was out of time well the support took almost an hour thank you

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Salgado is very thorough in his assessment, knowledgeable, kind, patient, and reassuring. The wait is long, but is worth it. Great doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

The appointment was excellent. All my questions were answered and the exam was thorough. I was very satisfied with all parts of my visit and highly impressed with my doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

I will highly recommend the doctor

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Very difficult and frustrating contacting office by phone. Web portal more efficient means of contacting doctor. Michele, NP always responds to web portal questions/request promptly.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Care provider provided excellent care.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Care providers provided excellent care. Very difficult and frustrating dealing with CC administrative staff. Better training and improved systems need to be provided to improve the quality of support services.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Salgado is aces. He listens and cares.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Wonderful caring physician. Couldn't ask for anyone better.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

dr was extremely knowledgeable and professional he examined me very well and was able to keep me calm while getting what he needed for a decision while explaining what was going on with me and made me comfortable with his findings I am very very satisfied with his professionalism

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Salgado's Nurse Michelle took time to help me with ordering prescriptions.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr. Salgado is the best.!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr. Salgado is amazing and his nurse too! you !

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr.Salgado was very polite and knowledgeable. The staff was very good and kind. Thank you for the best care! We will be back.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Have confidence in Dr.Salgado's expertise.knowledge and bedside manner. He will remain as my physician. I have confidence in him.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

great doctor

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

I love that Dr. Salgado explains and answers all your questions.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

Best doctor in the department!

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

he's been my doc since 2005, he's great.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Great Doctor

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr Salgado is great!!!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Dr Salgado is very patient and kind. he interacts with my husband so well.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Excellant Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Excellent use of doctor and patient time, even in times without COVID-19

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

this was the first time I did my appointment by phone with Dr.Salgado.It went well for a phone appointment

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

I was v happy with how quick and easy it was to schedule the appointment over the phone. I liked how Dr Salgado's nurse called me a few days before to let me know that she was going to call me prior to me speaking with Dr Salgado. Very well organized. Thank you.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Dr Salgado was v good about answering all my questions and gave me really good advice about my condition and the medications I am taking.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

The Dr. Salgado is the best. I'm really very satisfied. And also the nurse is very kind and very helpful. I'm very happy to have them.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Doctor Salgado met all expectations, very satisfied with the visit and results.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Salgado listened to me and answered my questions. I didn't feel he was rushing to get with the next patient.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

I would definitely recommend Dr. Salgado and the Cleveland Clinic to others.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr. Salgado is so kind and compassionate. He really listens and explains things well. he always has a huge smile when with me.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Like Dr Salgado ... extremely professional and always takes the time needed to discuss anything

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Dr Salgado is AMAZING and OUTSTANDING! He once called me at home on a Friday evening at about 7 pm!!! Really goes above and BEYOND to treat his patients and he's absolutely worth the wait to see him.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

dr Selgado is genuinely caring, he really listens and explains everything so clearly. hes excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Excellent exam. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Excellent, very nice physician but had to wait 1 hr and 20 minutes .

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

nothing but a positive experience with dr Salgado and his nurse Michele

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

I've seen dozens of doctors in my life and Salgado is a true standout.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr. Salgado is an excellent care giver and takes his time to examine patients as well as me thoroughly every time . He is fabulous and because of him I decided to stay with Sunshine Health .

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Doctor Delgado is awesome. He is very knowledgeable, caring and have great bedside manners. I felt so comfortable speaking to him about my illness. He is an awesome listener and he takes a lot of time to listen without making me feel rushed. I wish all doctors treated their patients the way he does. The long wait doesn't matter when patients have a doctor as caring and attentive as Doctor Delgado.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr Salgado is a very caring and compassionate doctor. I feel that I am in good hands under his care.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

he is a very attentive ,concerned and excelent doctor

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