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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


  • 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

See publications for Efrain Salgado, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/4/2021, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

300 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

83 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

One of the finest most through doctors I've ever met, a consumate professional, caring, detailed, focused, honest & genuimly compassionate. Exceeded all expectation. He treated me with humanity. Thank you Dr. Salgado!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

I felt completely cared for and about by dr salgado. He was so thorough and respectful. Appreciated his time and the education he gave me on my condition, next steps, and treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr Salgado is friendly and cares. He listened to me and answered all my questions. Dr Salgado is the best. Thank you!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr Salgado takes time to explain everything.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

I did not require a return phone call.Dr Salgado is a great listener, empathetic, takes time asking questions and explaining. He makes you feel valued.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr Salgado helped bring a debilitating condition I suffered with for years and lately, repeatedly sent me to ER with little relief. The improvement was so profound that my ENT said he will refer his patients to Dr Salgado and requested his contact information.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

I greatly value Dr Salgado's input and experience; I drive over 300 miles roundtrip for his appointments.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

I was very satisfied with the attention given to me by Dr. Salgado. He listened to my concerns and was very thorough in making an assessment.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr Salgado is the best. Thank you

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr. Salgado takes his time & is very thorough. He is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Doc took more time with me than I expected. He truly listened to me and took the time to discuss options, explain things so I could understand, and overall I felt like he truly cared about my well-being. You don't get docs like him everyday and I felt so much better after the appt because I knew I was in good hands

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr.Salgado is a sensitive, caring doctor who also "knows his stuff."

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Dr. Salgado's office is the best. So is Michelle, the nurse

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr. Salgado is the best.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

Dr Salgado is an excellent physician, I have recommended him highly and will continue to do so

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr Salgado is the BEST doctor, period!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

I am very happy with the staff nurse administration and Doctor Salgado for the excellent attention on my appointment day .

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr. Salgado was professional and thorough. Clear explanations of procedures and medications. Knowledge of advances in technology with its pros and cons. The doctor took time to clearly explain my condition. Excellent doctor, very pleased.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

This was my first experience with Dr. Salgado and it was very pleasant and stress free. He was very tentative to my medical needs. I also love his staff.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Dr is the best

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

A bit slow waited 2 but the Dr was worth the wait .

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr Salgado is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr. Efrain Salgado and all the teams at the Cleveland Clinic Weston have been exceptional.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Excelent doctor

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Good doctor

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

I was so impressed with Dr. Salgado; he took an incredible amount of time taking a complete history and conducting a full examination. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

The doctor spent a good deal of time with me going over my history, and asking a lot of important questions. He was very thorough, and I was very pleased with my visit.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

He is a wonderful doctor, listens, explains, and puts in incredible effort to make me feel comfortable with him and his treatment plan(s)

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Dr Salgado is an outstanding doctor. Excellent and caring person.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Dr. Salgado is great, wouldn't change a thing

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

DR Salgado and his nurse Michelle go above and beyond, not only with the care provided but the genuine concern and care of us, I feel very fortunate and privileged to have them as part of my team of doctors, their bedside manners are, without an exaggeration, like back In the good old days when doctors and nurses cared and took their time to listen to their patients

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Dr Salgado is by far the most caring neurologist I have ever met

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

This doctor is amazing.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Probably the best Dr that I have seen in years. Listened to all my concerns and clarified all questions.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr. Salgado is amazing as usual. I feel 100% certain that he cares about my health and my concerns and would advise me as he would a member of his own family.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Awesome Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Excellent Dr and great staff. Dr Salgado took the time (on my initial visit as a new patient to his practice) to get to know my health issues and concerns. I never felt rushed and I felt he took ample time to help me with my medical issues

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Very insightful doctor

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Love Dr Selgado and his nurse Michelle RN

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

I come from Tampa to still continue my care with Dr Selgado and CCF.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr. Salgado is by far the best doctor (including comparison among all the disciplines). He takes the time to explain and take care of you. I wish all my doctors were like him.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dr Salgado is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Salgodo is the best!!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Excellent doctor and team!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

I do quite like Dr. Salgado but I presented him with a new symptom and he didnt seem too concerned and attributed to my existing condition. I just found it strange that without any testing you could determine this. I know he has the years of experience but it didnt really sit well with me and I will be seeking other advice. He may be right but I feel I need to double check.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Salgado is an excellent doctor. I could not be happier with his services.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr Salgado is sn excellant doctor and Michelle his nurse is first rate

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Dr.Dalgado and his nurse were top drawer caregivers and listeners. My husband and I aporecuated that.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

I came down from New Jersey and will be coming down again in September. That's a long way to come for a doctor's appointment but it was well worth the trip and obviously I would/will do it again.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr Salgado is EXCELLENT, that is why I go to see him, but the waiting is always about an hour and a half, they let you know when you arrived and that is is too much time.This last time I was lucky because I didn't wait at all since several people ahead of me left or reschedule, but all other times it has been an hour and a half waiting.... I honestly think twice before I get an appointment...something should be done about reducing the waiting time for patients. Now, having said that, I must poit out that once you pass the waiting time, the experience is FANTASTIC...the assistants are great, the nurses are great and Dr Salgado is Great as well.Unlike other doctors, he takes the time to listen to you and what your concerns are, he is a really great doctor

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Excellent service. Very thorough meeting with the Dr. I still feel that I have a diagnosis,, but in the short run my mind was put at ease

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Doctor Salgado seems very knowledgeable and detected immediately that I had been treated for the wrong condition during the last months.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

dr Salgado and his nurse Michelle go above and beyond my expectations, always kind and highest quality of care

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr Salgado possess the best bed side manners, he is kind and always attentive

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Salgado and his nurse Michelle are awesome!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

I was VERY HAPPY with the Dr. Salgado's experience and bed side manner. He answered questions to get a thorough analysis of my medical condition. He spent a a good amount of time with me for my initial visit and was extremely helpful in regard to dispensing medication, options, etc...Would definitely return

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Dr Salgado is very caring and supportive to my well being.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Salgado is wonderful! samara always has a lot of questions and he has a lot of patience with her. He treats her very respectfully.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

My Doctor is great

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr. Salgado's nurse, Michelle, was very thorough and professional. She returned my call in a very prompt manner which was great!

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Dr. Salgado was very polite and professional. He treated me with respect and made an effort to understand my symptoms and concerns.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Very good doctor. Takes the time to explain things.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

I received the best attention and overall the best human experience I've had in any other Clinic Everyone was very polite and friendly Dr. Salgado is so kind and so Professional my respects for him thank you so much for the best medical Experience

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Always get a response to any question I ask. Michele E part of Dr. Salgado's health team provides timely clear and concise responses. Find all staff friendly and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

Dr. Salgado does not rush through your appointment. He talks with you and is interested in what you say.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

An in-person visit allows the doctor to physically see how you carry yourself and respond to tasks.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

not sure recommend because of waiting to see doctor

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr Salgado is an excellent and professional physician.. understanding and caring.. I would definitely recommend him..

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