Bruce R. Hoffen, MD

Bruce R. Hoffen Bruce R. Hoffen, M.D. is a neurologist who treats the broad spectrum of neurological disorders.  He has a special interest in migraine, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's dementia, nerve/muscle diseases and medical nutrition.  Frequently, he performs Botox therapy for headaches. spasticity, torticollis, neck and lumbar pain.

Bruce R. Hoffen, M.D. received his Doctorate of Medicine from The Chicago Medical School in 1988.  He performed an Internal Medicine internship at the University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago.  From 1989-1992, he was enrolled in a Neurology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL.  Afterwards, he remained at Loyola Medical Center and performed a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology.  This additional training included nerve conduction studies/electromyography, electroencephalography and neuromuscular disorders patient care.

With a desire to escape Chicago's winters, Dr. Hoffen began his medical professional career in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale.  In 1997, he relocated to greater Orlando and is in private practice in Longwood Florida.  The practice is fully electronic and utilizes an electronic health record.

Dr. Hoffen is triple board certified in Neurology and the subspecialties of Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  A nutrition specialist, he is certified by the American College of Nutrition.  He is an active member of numerous organizations including the American Academy of Neurology, American Medical Association, Seminole County Medical Society and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  Currently, he serves as a Voluntary Clinical Instructor in Neurology at the University of Central Florida Medical School.

Primary Specialty:


Other Specialties:

  • Neurophysiology
  • EMG, EEG
  • Sports Medicine
  • Nerve & Muscle Disorders

Undergraduate Education:

  • Bachelor of Sciences-Biology : 1983
    University of Illinois-Urbana IL

Medical Education:

  • Medical Doctor MD : 1988
    The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago IL


  1. Neurology : 1992
  2. Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL


  • Clinical Neurophysiology : 1993
    Fellowship Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG/EEG),
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL

Academic Appointments:

  • UCF Clinical Instructor : 2009-Present
    University of Central Florida Medical School/Department of Neurology

Board Certifications:

  • Neuromuscular Medicine : 2012
  • Clinical Neurophysiology : 1996
  • Neurology : 1993
  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  American Board of Medical Specialties.

In Practice Since:



  • Active Member : 2003
  • American College of Nutrition
  • Active Member : 1994
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Active Member
  • Florida Medical Association

Active Member

  • American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Honors and Awards:

  • Dean's Award : 1988
  • Medical School Service/ The Chicago Medical School Medical School
  • Alpha Lambda Delta & Phi Eta Sigma/ University of Illinois National Undergraduate Honorary Societies


  • Clinical Neurophysiology : 1997
    Fisher MA, Hoffen B. F-wave analysis of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. EMG Clin Neurophys 37:27-31, 1997.
  • Muscle & Nerve : 1994
    Fisher MA, Hoffen B, Hultman C. Normative F wave values and the number of recorded F waves. Muscle Nerve 17: 1185-1189, 1994.