Jonathan R. Jagid, M.D., BS ME

Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery, Departments of Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine

Chief and Fellowship Director, Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgery
Chief and Fellowship Director, Neuro-Trauma Division


Jonathan R. Jagid, M.D., BS ME

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
1095 NW 14th Terrace (R-48)
Miami, FL 33136


Research Interests

Areas Of Research



Board-certified neurosurgeon with specialized training in Functional and Epilepsy, Deep Brain Stimulation, head injury, and radiosurgery.

Additionally, active principal investigator for industry sponsored trials as well as investigator initiated studies at the University of Miami.

Currently chief of Functional and Epilepsy Neurosurgery as well as the Neuro-trauma division.  Also serves as fellowship director for both Functional Neurosurgery as well as Neuro-trauma.  As such, has acted as a mentor to a number of trainees.  This includes training in the above-mentioned subspecialties of Neurological Surgery as well as training and oversight of trainees as it pertains to research.  Former trainees have participated in multicenter studies as well as industry sponsored studies.  They have learned how to design and initiate studies, as well as maintain data. They have also had the chance to work directly with the FDA as it relates to IDEs.


Deep Brain Stimulation and Hypothermia

Research interests and experience include multi center studies in deep brain stimulation, hypothermia for both spinal cord injury and head injury, and laser ablation for refractory epilepsy.

Current position as faculty at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and has played a significant role in translational research, as exemplified by his work in deep brain stimulation of novel targets for both intractable neuropathic pain in spinal cord injury and gait in neurodegenerative disorders.  Additionally,  Brain Machine Interface (BMI) studies to help restore limb function in spinal cord injury.