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Ian Tafel

Dr. Ian Tafel, MD

Neurological SurgeryOrthopedic Spine Surgery



Ian Tafel, MD, is a University of Florida neurosurgeon at UF Health Neurosurgery - Halifax.Dr. Tafel received his undergraduate degree in psychology, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh. Before deciding to go to medical school, Dr. Tafel was a third-generation industrial machinery mechanic. He received his medical degree from Geisinger Commonwealth School in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at the Brigham and Women's Boston Children's Hospital Harvard Program where he worked on nerve regeneration and the fabrication of advanced materials for medical applications at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Afterward, Dr. Tafel completed his fellowship in complex spine for surgery at the University of Miami. He has published dozens of research papers in the field of neurosurgery in addition to his clinical work.Dr. Tafel's clinical interests include degenerative disorders of the spine, spinal cord tumors, spinal deformities and minimally invasive spine surgery.During his free time, Dr. Tafel enjoys spending time at the beach with his family and working on cars. He is also a private airplane pilot and completed his first solo flight at 16 years old.
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311 N. Clyde Morris Blvd. Suite #550, Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
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311 N. Clyde Morris Blvd. Suite #550
Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
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"I saw Dr. Tafel on the advice of my PCP after an Orlando neurosurgeon referred me back to my pain specialist after what he termed a failed spinal fusion. I am only sorry I listened to that neurosurgeon for so long, although much of that time was waiting for appointments for he or his PA’s. Dr. Tafel showed me specifically what his areas of concern were and while he could not promise he could help, he ordered a number of tests and procedures that would let him know just where I stand, no puns intended! I will see him in February to determine what, if anything he can do to help me. He was personable, caring, and took all the time I needed to understand what was going on with my back."
  • January 17, 2024


311 N. Clyde Morris Blvd. Suite #550
Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
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Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Graduated 2022
The Brigham and Women's Boston Children's Hospital Harvard Program
Graduated 2021
Medical School
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Graduated 2014


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