Department of Neurology


Clifton L. Gooch
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 ongoing advances in research are making some of the most terrible of human diseases treatable for the very first time.  The USF Department of Neurology is comprised of some of the largest and most successful centers of excellence in the nation, all of which are playing a major part in this exciting new era by engaging in cutting-edge clinical and translational research every day, while also providing outstanding clinical care to the patients of Florida and beyond. 

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 and fellowship programs are 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, all of in the beautiful urban center and coastal resort community of Tampa, Florida.

Welcome to USF Neurology and, with your help, we look forward to an even brighter future for our patients.

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

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