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

250 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 4.7

72 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Salgado couldn't be more thorough in his evaluating my problem. He took all the time that was needed to try and diagnose the issue. He was with me for 45 minutes.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Gr?t super gr?t care provider

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Salgado is fabulous doctor, very knowledgeable about his work and his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

DrSalgado is a very good doctor and a very and I feel very comfortable with him and his team, they are the best at what he does.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Doctor met expectations and provided treatment plan to follow

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

The Doctor was a true standout. Best listener and adviser I have ever spoken to about MS

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

My 8 Neuro doc and the best ever!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

excellent doctor who took his time with my husband to understand what the best course of treatment would be for him which turned out to be successful after many years of suffering.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

excellent physician very caring and courteous but wait time is extremely too long

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

very knowledgeable. pleasant and thorough dr.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Dr. Efrain Salgado is the best. Very kind, he explain the problem, answer all questions. I can say that he really care about his patients. I'm really very happy to have him to be my doctor. Thanks to him I can walk again. With his knowledge, kindness and professionalism he is the Best.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Truly professional...caring...was surprised at how much time he spent...felt that he was one of the finest doctors that I have ever seen!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

My first visit to Cleveland Clinic...and I was very impressed...from reception to the doctor visit...exceptional!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

As always the care and attention I received from Dr. Salgado was superb. His knowledge is impressive, as is his patient interaction! I cannot think of being treated for my MS by any other neurologist!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Doctor was excellent spent a hour with him, I was very impressed with al his questions and testing after visit I knew why i had to wait 2 months to see him

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

I felt the doctor did not go over my prior medical records in enough detail to make a diagnosis. I am not convinced the diagnostic conclusion is entirely accurate. I would have liked for the doctor to show me where on my MRI scans was evidence of lacunar pure sensory stroke vs only clinical diagnosis

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr Salgado explains everything in detail. I do not feel rushed.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

the dr was so knowledgeable about my disease.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

great doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

Dr. Salgado is very patient and doesn't rush the appointment process. He carefully explained all of my options and answered my questions warmly and with genuine care.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

doctor seemed pressed for time

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

As always I had a great visit with an excellent physician

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr Salgado was wondering

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

dr Salgado rocks !

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Best Dr. Ever

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

I have never been so impressed with a physician without recommendation

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr Salgado is very busy and hard to get an appointment when you need it, not his fault. He is wonderful!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr Selgado called and explained to come in later than the schedule appt. (NICE and Thanks for the heads up)

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr. Selgado only

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

The doctor is the absolute best doctor I have ever had.

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 28, 2019

Dr. Salgado is my favorite Dr. because he really cares about people. He takes his time to see me and discussed any of my concerns in details. He provides with best recommendations and solutions not only to treat the problem but for the overall benefit of patient.

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.

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