Adam Polifka, M.D.

Adam Polifka, M.D.

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My name is Adam Polifka, MD, and I am a neurosurgeon specializing in vascular and spinal diseases and chief of the cerebrovascular surgery division in UF’s Department of Neurosurgery. Among the procedures I perform are craniotomies to treat aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, or AVM, carotid artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy. I offer endovascular management of vascular disorders, and I specialize in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, using the latest techniques to treat the entire breadth of spinal disease as well as complex spinal revision surgery.

I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Colgate University and a medical degree from the University of Vermont. I completed my internship and residency in neurosurgery at the University of Maryland, where I also completed a one-year, enfolded endovascular fellowship. During my residency, I received pediatric training at Johns Hopkins University. I went on to complete a neurosurgical fellowship in endovascular surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.

In addition to taking care of patients, I conduct research into subarachnoid hemorrhage and management of arteriovenous malformations. I have a strong interest in resident and fellow education, and I serve as fellowship director for neuroendovascular surgery and the associate residency program director for the UF Department of Neurosurgery.

In my free time, I enjoy playing golf and am an avid outdoorsman. I enjoy fly fishing and hunting and have a passion for cooking BBQ.


Fellowship - Neurosurgery
Thomas Jefferson University

Residency - Neurosurgery
University of Maryland

Medical Degree
University of Vermont

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery