Neuromuscular Division

Division of Neuromuscular Disorders

The Division of Neuromuscular Disorders has board certified physicians, advanced practioners, and technical staff that focus on diagnosing and treating diseases associated with peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscles such as the following:

  • Motor Neuron Disease- ALS, PLS, PMA, SMA
  • Nerve Root Injury- Radiculopathy
  • Nerve Plexus Injury/Disease- Plexopathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy- Diabetic Neuropathy, CIDP, MMN, etc
  • Entrapment Neuropathies- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar neuropathies
  • Neuromuscular junction disease- Myasthenia Gravis, LEMS
  • Muscle Disease- Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, IBM, and Muscular Dystrophies

Neuromuscular clinics are available in both South Tampa, at the USF Center for Advanced Healthcare South, located directly across from Tampa General Hospital on Davis Island, and in North Tampa on the main USF campus at the Frank and Carol Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare, located off Bruce B. Downs and Fletcher Avenue.

We offer special expertise in electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG and NCS), a diagnostic technique to evaluate nerves and muscles. All USF EMG laboratories are directed and staffed by fully qualified neuromuscular physicians.

In addition to clinical evaluation and management services, we also participate in teaching advanced skills in neuromuscular medicine to medical students and training physicians.

We remain committed to advancing scientific knowledge by participating in innovative medical research studies. We participate in a robust number clinical trials and therapies while making the health and safety of our participants a top priority.

Program Providers

Tuan H. Vu, MD
Professor & Director, Neuromuscular Division, USF EMG Laboratories, & USF ALS Center of Excellence

Clifton Gooch, MD
Professor & Chair

Rossitza I. Chichkova, MD, MS

Hera Stephens, MD
Assistant Professor

Rebecca Hurst, MD
Assistant Professor

Niraja Suresh, MD
Assistant Professor

Milind Kothari, DO

Anthony Bradshaw, MD
Assistant Professor

Mark Armanious, MD
Assistant Professor

Kathleen Murray, MD

Assistant Professor

Jerrica Farias, APRN
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Appointments and Call Center: (813) 396-9478

Please call the USF Neurology Call Center to obtain an appointment, request refills or to leave a message for our clinic staff. 


Donation Information

To make a donation to the Division of Neuromuscular Disease, please contact:

Jessica Shaw at 813-974-9413


Clinical Trials Information

For information about how to participate in a clinical trial please contact Jessica Shaw at 813-974-9413