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William Triggs, M.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Chief, Neurology Services Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center

Phone: (352) 265-8408
Fax: (352) 627-4175

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

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Dr. Triggs completed his Residency in Neurology under Dr. Frank Yatsu at the University of Texas Medical Center in Houston Texas in 1990. Following residency, Dr. Triggs completed fellowship training in Electromyography and Neurorehabilitation at Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in 1992. Dr. Triggs has been on the Faculty of the University of Florida Department of Neurology since 1992. Dr. Triggs directs the Human Motor Physiology Laboratory and he  co-directs the Department of Neurology’s Clinical Electromyography Laboratory.

Clinical Interests

Nerve and Muscle Disorders
General Neurology

Research Interests

Nerve and Neuromuscular Disorders
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Awards and recognition

America’s Top Physicians 2010, 2011, 2012
Leading Physicians of the World, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
American Health Council Nomination Best in Medicine Award, 2017

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Special Interest Group Moderator, 2002-Present
Peripheral Neuropathy Association, Medical Advisory Board, 2006

Medical Education

University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL – 1986


Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL – 1987


University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX  – 1990


Fellow in Clinical Electromyography and Neurorehabilitation, Massachusetts General and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospitals, Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA – 1992

Select Publications

Kluger BM, Palmer C, Shattuck JT, and Triggs WJ: Motor Evoked Potential Depression following Repetitive Central Motor Initiation. Experimental Brain Research 216:585-590,

Triggs WJ and Haijoff D: Editorial: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Tinnitus:  no better than sham treatment?  Neurology  78:1624-1625, 2012.

Nadeau SE, Bowers D, Jones T, Wu S, Triggs W, and Heilman K: Cognitive Effects of Treatment of Depression with Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.  Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology  27:77-87, 2014.

Rose D, Patten C, McGuirk T, Lu X, and Triggs WJ: Does Inhibitory Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Augment Functional Task Practice to Improve Arm Recovery in Chronic Stroke? Stroke Research and Treatment, volume 2014, article ID 305236, 10 pages, 2014.

Corti M, McGurik TE, Triggs WJ, and Patten C: Upper-extremity Rehabilitation Reduces Inter-hemispheric Competition Post-stroke. (Submitted), 2014.

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