Department of Neurology

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  • Welcome to the USF Department of Neurology

  • ALS

    The USF ALS Center has rapidly become one of the largest ALS programs in the Southeast, providing state of the art clinical care and an array of clinical trials for our patients with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, while also translating basic science discoveries made here at USF and elsewhere into potential new therapies.

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  • Alzheimer’s Disease

    The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute is one of the few research and clinical centers in the world which fully integrates, in one master planned facility, an elite core of top basic science laboratory researchers, a major animal research center, human therapeutic trials and comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical care for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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  • Ataxia

    The USF Ataxia Center is among the top clinical research centers for balance disorders and neurodegenerative disease of the cerebellum in the United States, and is focused on pioneering effective treatments for both genetic and acquired diseases such as Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) and the Spinocerebellar Ataxias (SCA).

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  • Epilepsy

    The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at USF provides the most advanced care available for patients with seizures and seizure disorders, with a special focus on the diagnosis and treatment of complex and difficult cases using the latest technology. The Center performs more epilepsy surgeries annually than any other center in Florida, and is one of only four centers in the state qualifying for the highest designation of epilepsy care from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.

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  • Parkinson’s Disease

    The USF Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders is one of the world’s busiest Parkinson’s Disease research centers, internationally renowned for its long history of leading edge development of new and better treatments for this incapacitating disease.

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  • Multiple Sclerosis

    The USF Multiple Sclerosis Center is the major provider of MS care to the west coast of Florida and beyond. It is a major national clinical research center, providing both state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment, as well as a wide array of cutting edge therapeutic trials for patients with this challenging disease.

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  • Huntington's Disease

    The USF Huntington's Disease (HD) Center of Excellence is one of a handful of comprehensive centers designated by the HD Society of America for the diagnosis and treatment of this devastating disease. The Center offers a full spectrum of services ranging from genetic counseling and testing, disease management, experimental therapeutics, social services and supportive care such as physical and speech therapy

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  • Stroke

    The USF Stroke and Vascular Neurology team provide round the clock, expert state-of-the-art care for any vascular disorder of the nervous system, from routine stroke to the rarest and most challenging of vascular diseases. The USF Stroke Center at Tampa General Hospital is one of the few certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the state, and the only academic vascular neurology program in the Tampa Bay region.

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Clifton L. Gooch,
MD, FAAN
Professor & Chairman

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Neurology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Neurology is in the midst of a therapeutic revolution in which some of the most frightening diseases are at last becoming treatable through scientific and clinical advances. USF Neurology has entered the forefront of this exciting era by strategically aligning a wealth of resources in the basic and clinical neurosciences throughout the University, in partnership with the novel USF Neuroscience Collaborative. Our Centers of Excellence include:

USF Neurology also offers optimal training and education to our medical students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians and the community. Our residency program is large and robust, with excellent clinical training and patient resources across the full spectrum of Neurology, as well as a rich and detailed didactic curriculum over the three years of training, including a guaranteed first year of general internship for entering residents. We offer all of this in the beautiful urban center and coastal resort community of Tampa, Florida.

We look forward to a brighter future for our patients with your help as we work together to conquer, one by one, the most terrible of neurological diseases.

Clifton L. Gooch, MD, F.A.A.N.
Professor & Chairman
Department of Neurology