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Department of Neurology

Tuan Vu, MD

Tuan Vu, MD

Professor, Department of Neurology

Division Director, Neuromuscular Medicine & Emg

Neuromuscular Medicine & Emg

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd MDC55
Tampa FL 33612

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  • MD, Medicine, the Pennsylvania State University, 1989

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Neuroscience

Research Interests

  • Dr. Vu's current research focus is on treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS; Lou Gehrig's disease), myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathy, and myositis.

Recent Publications

  • Plowman EK Watts SA Tabor L Robison R Gaziano J Domer AS Richter J Vu T Gooch C. Impact of expiratory strength training in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Muscle Nerve. 54(1) : 48-53, 2016.
  • Plowman EK, Watts SA, Robison R, Tabor L, Dion C, Gaziano J, Vu T, Gooch C. Voluntary Cough Airflow Differentiates Safe Versus Unsafe Swallowing in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Dysphagia. 31(3) : 383-90, 2016.
  • Plowman EK Tabor LC Robison R Gaziano J Dion C Watts SA Vu T Gooch C. Discriminant ability of the Eating Assessment Tool-10 to detect aspiration in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neurogastroenterol Motil.. 28(1) : 85-90, 2016.
  • Ehrhart J Smith AJ Kuzmin-Nichols N Zesiewicz TA Jahan I Shytle RD Kim SH Sanberg CD Vu TH Gooch CL Sanberg PR Garbuzova-Davis . Humoral factors in ALS patients during disease progression. J Neuroinflammation. 12: 127, 2015.
  • Benbadis SR Sanchez-Ramos J Bozorg A Giarratano M Kalidas K Katzin L Robertson D Vu T Smith A Zesiewicz T. Medical marijuana in neurology. Expert Rev Neurother. 14(12) : 1453-65, 2014.
  • Zesiewicz T, Vu T, Carranza MA, Appelbaum R, Snyder M, Staffetti JS, Allison KG, Shimberg WR, Louis ED. Unusual wrist tremor: unilateral isometric tremor? Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 8: 4, 2014.
  • Karadimas CL, Vu TH, Holve SA, Chronopoulou P, Quinzii C, Johnsen SD, Kurth J, Eggers E, Palenzuela L, Tanji K, Bonilla E, De Vivo DC, DiMauro S, Hirano M. Navajo neurohepatopathy is caused by a mutation in the MPV17 gene. American journal of human genetics. 79(3) : 544-8, 2006.
  • Vu TH, Hirano M, DiMauro S. Mitochondrial diseases. Neurologic clinics. 20(3) : 809-39, vii-viii, 2002.
  • Vu TH, Tanji K, Holve SA, Bonilla E, Sokol RJ, Snyder RD, Fiore S, Deutsch GH, Dimauro S, De Vivo D. Navajo neurohepatopathy: a mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome? Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). 34(1) : 116-20, 2001.
  • Vu TH, Hays AP, Tanji K, Younger D, Gundersen GG, Eastwood A, Braun CW, DiMauro S, Bonilla E. Myopathy with tubulin-reactive crystalline inclusions. Neurology. 57(1) : 149-52, 2001.
  • Church JA, Mitchell WG, Gonzalez-Gomez I, Christensen J, Vu TH, Dimauro S, Boles RG. Mitochondrial DNA depletion, near-fatal metabolic acidosis, and liver failure in an HIV-infected child treated with combination antiretroviral therapy. The Journal of pediatrics. 138(5) : 748-51, 2001.