Michael Presti, MD

Michael Presti, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: michael.presti@medicine.ufl.edu

TEL: 352-273-8738

Bachelor of ScienceUniversity of FloridaBehavioral Neurobiology
MastersUniversity of FloridaBusiness Management
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)University of FloridaNeuroscience
Doctor of Allopathic Medicine (M.D.)University of FloridaAllopathic Medicine
Residency TrainingThe Mayo ClinicNeurology
Fellowship TrainingThe Mayo ClinicSleep Medicine


  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • Narcolepsy
  • Idiopathic Hypersomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • NREM Parasomnias
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
  • Sleep-Disordered Breathing
  • Sleep-Related Epilepsy
  • Movement Disorders

Board Certifications:

  • Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine

Professional Societies:

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Honors and Awards:

  • National Institutes of Health Individual National Research Service Award
  • University of Florida Center for Entrepreneurship Technology Innovation Scholarship
  • Warrington College of Business Administration Scholastic Achievement Award
  • B.W. Robinson Memorial Research Achievement Award


  • Presti MF. Mayo Clinic Neurology Board Review, Basic Sciences and Psychiatry for Initial Certification; Chapter 28- Sleep Pathophysiology; Oxford University Press, 2015. 
  • Castillo PR, Presti MF. Mayo Clinic Neurology Board Review, Clinical Neurology for Initial Certification and MOC; Chapter 83- Polysomnography and Other Sleep Testing; Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Presti MF, Schmeichel A, Benarroch EE. Degeneration of Brainstem Respiratory Nuclei in Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Multiple System Atrophy. Sleep. 2014 Feb; 37(2): 373-8. 
  • Presti MF, St. Louis EK. Encyclopedia of Sleep; Chapter 237- Sleepiness; Academic Press, 2013.
  • Gorny KR, Presti MF, Goerss SJ, Hwang SC, Jang DP, Kim I, Min HK, Shu Y, Favazza CP, Lee KH, Bernstein MA. Measurements of RF heating during 3.0-T MRI of a pig implanted with deep brain stimulator. Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Jun;31(5):783-8. 
  • Moseley BD, Smith JH, Diaz-Medina GE, Soldan MM, Wicklund M, Dhamija R, Reda H, Presti MF, Britton JW. Standardized sign-out improves completeness and perceived accuracy of inpatient neurology handoffs. Neurology. 2012 Sep 4;79(10):1060-4. 
  • Lewis MH, Presti MF, Lewis JB, Turner CA. Stereotypic Animal Behaviour: Fundamentals And Applications to Welfare; Chapter 6- The Neurobiology of Stereotypy I: Environmental Complexity; Oxford Univ Pr; 2007.
  • Presti MF and Lewis MH. Striatal opioid peptide content in an animal model of spontaneous stereotypic behavior; Behav Brain Res. 2005 Feb 28;157(2):363-8. 
  • Presti MF, Watson CJ, Kennedy RT, Yang M, Lewis MH. Behavior-related alterations of striatal neurochemistry in a mouse model of stereotyped movement disorder; Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2004 Mar;77(3):501-7. 
  • Presti MF, Gibney BC, Lewis MH. Effects of intrastriatal administration of selective dopaminergic ligands on spontaneous stereotypy in mice. Physiol Behav. 2004 Jan;80(4):433-9. 
  • Presti MF, Mikes HM, Lewis MH. Selective blockade of spontaneous motor stereotypy via intrastriatal pharmacological manipulation. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2003 Mar;74(4):833-9. 
  • Presti MF, Powell SB, Lewis MH. Dissociation between spontaneously emitted and apomorphine-induced stereotypy in Peromyscus maniculatus bairdii. Physiol Behav. 2002 Mar;75(3):347-53. 
  • Turner CA, Presti MF, Newman HA, Bugenhagen P, Crnic L, Lewis MH. Spontaneous stereotypy in an animal model of Down syndrome: Ts65Dn mice. Behav Genet. 2001 Jul;31(4):393-400.