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Department of Neurology

Welcome from the Chair

Clifton L. Gooch, MD

Welcome to the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Department of Neurology at the University of South Florida, where ongoing advances in research are ushering in a therapeutic revolution, making some of the most debilitating human diseases treatable for the first time. We are home to some of nation's largest and most successful centers of excellence, all actively contributing to this exciting new era through cutting-edge clinical and translational research, while also providing outstanding clinical care to patients and their families in Florida and beyond.

We offer optimal training and education to our medical students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians, and the community. Our residency and fellowship programs are expansive and robust, offering excellent clinical training and comprehensive patient resources across the full spectrum of neurology. They also include a rich and detailed three-year didactic curriculum, as well as a guaranteed first year of general internship for entering residents, all set in the beautiful urban center and coastal resort community of Tampa, Florida.

We invite you to explore our commitment to advancing neurology through education, research, and exceptional patient care, as we work together towards a brighter future.

Clifton L. Gooch, MD

Professor & Chair of USF Health Neurology
TGH Endowed Chair in Neurology
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine 

Associate Dean of Clinical Research
University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine 

Vice President, Clinical & Translational Research
Tampa General Hospital