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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
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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
  • 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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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

322 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

89 Patient Comments

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..

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr. Salgado is the best

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

I find Dr salgado to be an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

I am always asking Dr.. Salgado if he has a magic pill for my Atacia. He smiles and says he wishes he had one and then we go on with my exam. He listens and is so empathetic to my condition. I feel fortunate to have him as my doctor

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

All of my Doctors At The Clinic Are The Best!!! I am So Blessed To Have The Best Team To Take Care Of Me !

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

good doctor

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

dr Salgado was thorough and extremely helpful

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr. E. Salgado, MD, is professional and courteous. He takes his time to listen and talk with you about your concerns, treatments, and condition. I adore him, his pleasant personality and genuine concern for my health and well being. He is aware that I am a first responder and that my health condition is highly affected by the high level of stress and long hours. He makes it a point to discuss these issues and work with me with treatments and even paperwork required by my agency. He attempts and includes me in assisting and treating me to get the best quality of my life living with this condition. I truly appreciate Dr. E. Salgado, MD.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Since Dr. Salgado have been treating me I found some peace, I can trust him to make proper decisions for tests/treatments/medications concerning my conditions. He is a very responsible and caring doctor with much knowledge of his field. I would not change him for any other doctor, his stuck with this patient. :-)

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

Dr Salgodonis the best doctor I've ever had. I wish he could be my doctor for all of my issues. No one else listens like he does nor do they remember the details of your disease. He's absolutely the best.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

I've had Dr. Salgado as my neurologist for over 17 yrs and he's always been the best doctor. by

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr Salgado has amazing bedside manners which is hard to find these days

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Salgado was exactly the type of Dr. I needed to see for my consultation. Kind, understanding and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

excellent Dr An asset to the reputation of Cleblveland Clinic

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

the doctor was the best I have ever seen

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr. Salgado is always wonderful. I experience severe headaches and he is excellent, he is the only one that has ever helped me,out of my doctors

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

dr and nurse were very compassionate and caring

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Excellent doctor. One of the best I've ever seen. Will HIGHLY recommend!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr Salgado is great. First time seeing him. Probably won't ever need to see him again but he was thorough and explained everything and was very nice. Funny, human, great to talk to. Some doctors don't have that skill.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

I always recommend Dr. Salgado. He is an amazing doctor

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Dr Salgado has seen my wife Kathy for 8 or 9 years he is kind and very caring

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Had to wait 1 .5 hrs. to see the Doctor. No apology, no explanation why.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Had to wait 2 hours before I could see the doctor

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2021

I was and am very satisfied with Dr. Salgado. He's friendly and cares. He listened to me and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2021

I would recommend Dr. Salgado and Cleveland Clinic to everyone.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Best experience I have had with a Doctor from Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Salgado is very professional and he shows knowledge and empathy.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

Dr. Salgado explained everything and answered all questions. He was very caring.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

Dr. Salgado is an outstanding doctor. he made me feel as though he truly cared about my concerns. he thoroughly explained everything to me. he even called me at home after reviewing my file and labs.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

This was my first meeting with Dr. Salgado. The entire experience exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

dr Salgado has always been concerned about my migraines and vertigo. he cares about his patients that's why he runs behind and why we wait for him!

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

the hospital and all staff especially Michelle Dr. Salgado's Nurse was professional.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

gives you the assurance and information that you want to know. Thorough. Professional, friendly . There are papers needed sometimes for assistance and on top of everything the dr and nurse in these times go above and beyond to fill an fax.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

very cooperative staff. Nurse Michelle is excellent in facilitating access to Dr. Salgado.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

Dr Salgado is very patient and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020


Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Salgado is a great, well-rounded physician. He is patient, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable. He is really focused on finding a solution to one's problem while addressing it in an open and calming way. He really listens and takes the necessary time to understand and address concerns. I have improved greatly under his care and highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

My provider is very good.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Salgado truly cares for his patients. He's very knowledgeable and easily explains situations. He's personable and never stuffy.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

I was very pleased with my appointment. Dr Salgado and his staff took time with us from the beginning of the application to the end. Dr Salgado took time to explain things and made sure everything was understood. I truly feel I'm in the best care with Dr. Salgado.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

this was the best doctor appointment. I couldn't be happier.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr Salgado is one of the best doctors I have ever seen for my health. Dr Salgado is extremely caring, he went beyond explaining everything to me, he is very caring and pleasant, I felt very safe with him.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

it has always bien a very good experience, due to the high experience and very well qualify of Dr Salgado.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Dr Salgado practices Neurology at the highest level not only professional but human. I'm very confident having Dr Salgado and his team at Weston Cleveland Clinic dealing with the chronic disorder ( M. S.) that I'm suffering for many years. GOD bless all of them.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

Dr Salgado and his nurse is the best. I can recommend them to everyone. thank goodness for the doctor like Dr Salgado.

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