William Triggs, M.D.

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Dr. Triggs completed Junior Honors Medical Program at the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1986. Dr. Triggs trained in Neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center under Dr. Frank Yatsu, serving as Chief Resident in 1990. Dr. Triggs completed Fellowship training in Electromyography and Neurological Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital) in 1992.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Triggs has Co-Directed the Clinical Electromyography Laboratory in the University of Florida Department of Neurology since 1992. He has subspecialty interests in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of Neuromuscular disorders, including demyelinating peripheral neuropathies, myasthenia gravis and muscle disease.

Research Interests

Dr, Triggs is interested in clinical Neurophysiology, including the assessment of peripheral nerve disorders and investigation of human cortical physiology using transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Awards and Recognitions

Junior Honors Medical Program
University of Florida College of Medicine, 1982
Texas Medical Association and Neurological Society
Research Paper Award, 1990
Best Doctors, Inc. 2001, 2003, 2009-2016

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Special Interest Group Moderator, 2002-Present

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


Neurological Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospitals, Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA – 1992

Electromyography, Massachusetts General, Harvard Medical School. Boston, MA – 1991

Select Publications

Triggs WJ and Willmore LJ: In Vivo Lipid Peroxidation in Rat Brain Following Intracortical Fe++ Injection. Journal of Neurochemistry 42:976-980, 1984

Triggs WJ, Cros D,Gominak S, Zuniga G, Beric A, Shahani BT, Ropper AH and Roongta SM: Motor Nerve Inexcitability in Guillain-Barré Syndrome: The Spectrum of Distal Conduction Block and Axonal Degeneration. Brain 115:1291-1302, 1992

Triggs WJ and Edgar MA: A 61-Year-Old Man with Increasing Weakness and Atrophy of All Extremities. Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. New England Journal of Medicine 333:1406-1412, 1995

Triggs WJ, Calvanio R, and Levine M: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Reveals a Hemispheric Asymmetry Correlate of Intermanual Differences in Motor Performance. Neuropsychologia 35:1355-1363, 1997

Triggs WJ, McCoy KJM, Greer R, Rossi F, Bowers D, Kortenkamp S, Nadeau SE, Heilman KM, and Goodman WK: Effects of Left Frontal Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Depressed Mood, Cognition and Corticomotor Threshold. Biological Psychiatry 45:1440-1446, 1999

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

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