Kenneth M. Heilman received his M.D. from the University of Virginia in 1963, was a Medicine PGY 1&2 at Cornell-Bellevue Hospital (1963-65), and an Air Force Captain and Chief of Medicine at NATO Hospital, Izmir, Turkey (1965-1967). He took a Neurology residency and fellowship at the Harvard Neurological Unit of Boston City (1967-1970), mentored by Drs. Denny-Brown and Geschwind. He joined the faculty at the University of Florida (1970) as an Assistant Professor, promoted to Associate Professor in 1973 and Professor in 1975. He is now the James E Rooks, Jr Distinguished Professor. He was Chief of the Neurology Service at the Gainesville VA (1996-2009). He is listed in multiple editions of the Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors and Who’s Who. As Director of the Behavioral Neurology Program he has help to trained more than 70 post-doctoral fellows, many of whom are now leaders.
Dr. Heilman’s research has been supported by the VAMC and/or NIH for more than 40 years. He is the co-author or co-editor of 14 books and more than 500 peer reviewed publications describing new diseases/disorders (e.g., orthostatic tremor), and helping to understand neurobehavioral disorders.
Dr. Heilman has received many honors: membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, Sigma Xi and the Dana Foundation, Clinical Research and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the University of Florida, past President and Distinguished Career Awards from the International Neuropsychology Society and the Society for Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Honorary Member of the American Neurological Association, Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology.