Leslie J. Gonzalez Rothi, Ph.D

LGRLeslie J. Gonzalez Rothi, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus

Phone: (352) 273-5550
Fax: (352) 273-5575

Mailing Address:

Department of Neurology
University of Florida College of Medicine
HSC Box 100236
Gainesville, FL 32610-0236

FEDEX Address:

Department of Neurology
University of Florida
1149 Newell Drive, L3-100
Gainesville, FL 32611



Dr. Gonzalez Rothi’s research has focused on understanding the brain organization of spoken language, reading, spelling, memory, attention/intention, gesture and tool use and more recently her focus has grown to include clinical trials (exploratory and Phase 1) of the treatment of disorders of these systems using experiential and physiologic treatment combinations.

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Professional Background:


1971 BS, Speech Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
1974 MS, Speech Pathology California State University Long Beach, CA
1978 PhD, Speech Pathology University of Florida Gainesville, FL
1979-1981 Postdoctoral Training – Behavioral Neurology Fellow University of Florida Gainesville, FL

Current Licensure/Board Certification:

  • Speech-Language Pathologist License SA 881, State of Florida, Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance
  • Specialty Certification in Neurological Communication Disorders-Adult, Academy of Neurologic Disorders and Sciences, Washington, DC


Honors and Awards

  • Appointed Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurology 2014
  • Honors of the Association; Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences 2000
  • Fellow; Division 40 (Neuropsychology), American Psychological Association, 1999-present
  • Fellow; American Speech‑Language-Hearing Association, 1990-present
  • Honors of the Association; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2013
  •  Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Practice; Association of VA Speech-Language Pathologists, 2013
  • Paul B. Magnuson Award; Department of Veterans Affairs, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, 2006-2009
  •  Clinical Career Award; Florida Speech, Language, Hearing Association, 2009
  • Distinguished Career Award; International Neuropsychological Society, 2012
  • Lifetime Achievement Award; University of Florida College of Medicine, 2013
  • Alumna of the Year; University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, 2011
  • Research Professorship Award; University of Florida Foundation, 2001-2004