Department of Neurology

Welcome to the USF ALS Clinic

The USF Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic in Tampa offers multidisciplinary treatment, supportive care, and information to help manage the effects of ALS on patients, their families, and caregivers. The ALS Clinic staff includes Neurologists, Care coordinators, Occupational & physical therapists, Speech pathologists, Dieticians, Respiratory therapists, Social workers, and Research coordinators. Pulmonologists, Gastroenterologists and Psychiatrists are also available for consultation. These devoted providers are all experienced in the care and treatment of ALS.

Patients, their families, and caregivers seen at the ALS Clinic have the opportunity to meet with all members of the ALS care team. The Department of Neurology's ALS Clinic is held on the USF Campus at the Carol & Frank Morsani Center located at 13330 USF Laurel Dr. Tampa, Fl 33612.

Tuan H. Vu, MD

Tuan H. Vu, MD
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Neuromuscular Division, ALS Clinic & EMG Laboratory

USF ALS Center USF ALS Center


Patient Resources

The ALS Association 

NORD

Les Turner ALS Foundation 

Team Gleason

HealthWell Foundation

Muscular Dystrophy Association

ALS Guardian Angels

Oley Foundation Tube

Voice for Joanie Assistive Communication Device

Equipment Assistance

Contact Us

Neurology Scheduling Line: 
(813) 396-9478

Kayla Martinez
ALS Clinic Coordinator
Office: (813) 974-5921

Natalie Tucker
EMG/NCV Technician
Office: (813) 974-9273
Fax: (813) 905-9820 

Mission Statement

We strive to instill hope and improve the daily lives of our patients, families and caregivers while maintaining dignity, offering support, and providing the highest level of care for these courageous individuals.

About Us

The USF ALS Clinic is directed by Tuan Vu, MD with assistance from Associate Director, Jerrica Farias, APRN, and the Chair of Neurology, Clifton L. Gooch, MD. Other supporting physicians include Niraja Suresh, MD, Hera Stephens, MD, and Milind Kothari, DO. Kayla Martinez serves as the ALS Clinic Coordinator with assistance from Samuel Dang. We collaborate with several clinical sites within the Tampa Bay region, as well as, other universities around the country to conduct clinical trials for the study of ALS. Our focus is on:

  • Improved quality of life 
  • Pharmacologic therapies 
  • Palliative care 
We closely partner with the ALS Association, Florida Chapter which provides support for our clinical activities and patients.

Your Support

The USF ALS Clinic has been funded by a generous donation from the Blume family who has played a pivotal part in generating momentum for the opening of our ALS Clinic in October of 2010. The ALS Clinic still needs ongoing financial support to fund the clinic staff and provide the highest quality of care and assistance we can offer our patients and their families. For information about how you can help support Neuromuscular research, please visit the USF Foundation website.

For more information on making a donation to the USF ALS Center please contact Jennifer Kuenning at (813)396-2523


Latest News

USF Morsani CenterThe USF ALS clinic is now working diligently to become involved with various clinical trials researching treatments for ALS. We work closely with patients as possible trial candidates and strive to provide opportunities for interested patients to participate in research. (View Map and Driving Directions)