THE PATIENT IS THE SUN

Michael S. Okun, M.D., shares his passion for the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program

By: Caroline Lee
“My singular philosophy is that the patient is the sun, and the health care team should orbit around the patient’s needs.”
Michael Okun, M.D., executive director of the
Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health and a professor and chair of Neurology
Dr. Michael Okun Michael Okun, M.D., began his interaction with AIM as a UF medical student volunteer. He wrote Lessons from the Bedside, which was given to all UF College of Medicine students by Lynn Romrell, Ph.D., the former associate dean of the UF Office of Educational Affairs from 1995 until 2008.