Department of Neurology

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Vice Chair for Education Affairs

Chief of Neurology, Tampa General Hospital

Director, Neurology Clerkship

2 Tampa General Circle
7th Floor,
Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: (813) 259-8577
Fax: (813) 259-8551

Rossitza I. Chichkova, M.D., M.S.

General Neurology – Neuromuscular Medicine & Electromyography (EMG)
Associate Professor


Medical School: Medical University of VarNa, Bulgaria
Residency: Internal Medicine - University of South Florida
Neurology - University of South Florida


Clinical Interests:
• Neuropathy
• Radiculopathy
• Neuromuscular Junction Disorders (Myasthenia Gravis, LEMS)
• Motor Neuron Disease
• Muscle Disorders
• Electrodiagnosis - Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
• Electroencephalography (EEG)
• General Neurology

Research Interests:
• Peripheral Neuropathies
• Myasthenia Gravis
• Neurodegenerative disorders

Board Certification(s)
• American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
• American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neuromuscular Medicine)

• Neuromuscular Diseases
• General Neurology

Selected Publications

Chichkova RI, Katzin L. EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies in Clinical Practice. Parctical Neurology. Practical Neurology, 9 (1): 32-38. 2010, Jan-Feb

Prockop LD, Chichkova RI. Carbon monoxide intoxication: an updated review.J Neurol Sci. 2007 Nov 15;262(1-2):122-30. Epub 2007 Aug 27. Review.

Benbadis SR., Chichkova R. Psychogenic pseudosyncope: An underestimated and provable diagnosis. Epilepsy Behav. 2006 Aug;9(1):106-10. Epub 2006 May 11.

Hoffmann M. Chichkova R. Ziyad M. Malek A. Too much lumping in ischemic stroke - a new classification. Medical Science Monitor. 10(7):CR285-7, 2004 Jul.

Hoffmann M. Chichkova R. Malek A. Emotional stroke: clinicoradiologic profile. Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology. 17(4):238-41, 2004 Dec.