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Department of Neurology

William Scott Burgin, MD

William Scott Burgin, MD

Professor & Division Director, Vascular Neurology

Vascular Division Chief, Department of Neurology

Vascular Neurology

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa FL 33606

Academic Email:

Academic Phone:(813) 259-8577


  • MD, Neurology, University of North Carolina, 1995

Research Interests

  • Acute Stroke Intervention
  • Clinical and Translational Research in Cerebrovascular Disease


  • member (American Heart Association, 1999 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Mokin M, Gupta R, Guerrero WR, Rose DZ, Burgin WS, Sivakanthan S. ASPECTS decay during inter-facility transfer in patients with large vessel occlusion strokes. Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 9(5) : 442-444, 2017.
  • Sacco RL, Gardener H, Wang K, Dong C, Ciliberti-Vargas MA, Gutierrez CM, Asdaghi N, Burgin WS, Carrasquillo O, Garcia-Rivera EJ, Nobo U, Oluwole S, Rose DZ, Waters MF, Zevallos JC, Robichaux M, Waddy SP, Romano JG, Rundek T. Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Acute Stroke Care in the Florida-Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities Study. Journal of the American Heart Association. 6(2) , 2017.
  • Martin RC, Burgin WS, Schabath MB, Kirby B, Chae SH, Fradley MG, Rose DZ, Labovitz AJ. Gender-Specific Differences for Risk of Disability and Death in Atrial Fibrillation-Related Stroke. The American journal of cardiology. 119(2) : 256-261, 2017.
  • Burnside RD, Harris A, Speyer D, Burgin WS, Rose DZ, Sanchez-Valle A. Constitutional Chromoanagenesis of Distal 13q in a Young Adult with Recurrent Strokes. Cytogenetic and genome research. 150(1) : 46-51, 2016.
  • Asdaghi N, Romano JG, Wang K, Ciliberti-Vargas MA, Koch S, Gardener H, Dong C, Rose DZ, Waddy SP, Robichaux M, Garcia EJ, Gonzalez-Sanchez JA, Burgin WS, Sacco RL, Rundek T. Sex Disparities in Ischemic Stroke Care: FL-PR CReSD Study (Florida-Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities). Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation. , 2016.
  • Rose DZ, Guerrero WR, Mokin MV, Gooch CL, Bozeman AC, Pearson JM, Burgin WS. Hemorrhagic stroke following use of the synthetic marijuana "spice". Neurology. 85(13) : 1177-9, 2015.
  • Gooch CL, Freeman MJ, Rose DZ, Burgin WS. Author response. Neurology. 83(8) : 773, 2014.
  • Freeman WD, Louh IK, Gooch CL, Freeman MJ, Rose DZ, Burgin WS. Ischemic stroke after use of the synthetic marijuana "spice". Neurology. 83(8) : 772-3, 2014.
  • Freeman MJ, Rose DZ, Myers MA, Gooch CL, Bozeman AC, Burgin WS. Ischemic stroke after use of the synthetic marijuana "spice". Neurology. 81(24) : 2090-3, 2013.
  • Hammer MD, Schwamm L, Starkman S, Schellinger PD, Jovin T, Nogueira R, Burgin WS, Sen S, Diener HC, Watson T, Michel P, Shuaib A, Dillon W, Liebesk. Safety and feasibility of NeuroFlo use in eight- to 24-hour ischemic stroke patients. Int J Stroke. 7(8) : 655-61, 2012.
  • Leker RR, Molina C, Cockroft K, Liebeskind DS, Concha M, Shuaib A, De Deyn PP, Burgin WS, Gupta R, Dillon W, Diener HC. Effects of age on outcome in the SENTIS trial: better outcomes in elderly patients. Cerebrovasc Dis. 34(4) : 263-71, 2012.
  • Meschia JF, Nalls M, Matarin M, Brott TG, Brown RD, Hardy J, Kissela B, Rich SS, Singleton A, Hernandez D, Ferrucci L, Pearce K, Keller M, Worrall BB. Siblings with ischemic stroke study: results of a genome-wide scan for stroke loci. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation. 42(10) : 2726-32, 2011.
  • Shuaib A, Bornstein NM, Diener HC, Dillon W, Fisher M, Hammer MD, Molina CA, Rutledge JN, Saver JL, Schellinger PD, Shownkeen H. Partial aortic occlusion for cerebral perfusion augmentation: safety and efficacy of NeuroFlo in Acute Ischemic Stroke trial. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation. 42(6) : 1680-90, 2011.
  • Athilingam P King KB Burgin WS Ackerman M Cushman LA Chen L. Montreal Cognitive Assessment and Mini-Mental Status Examination compared as cognitive screening tools in heart failure. Heart Lung.. 40(6) : 521-9, 2011.
  • Young KC, Holloway RG, Burgin WS, Benesch CG. A cost-effectiveness analysis of carotid artery stenting compared with endarterectomy. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. 19(5) : 404-9, 2010.