Multiple Sclerosis and General Neurology Faculty

Division Chief

Tirisham Gyang

Tirisham Gyang MD

Assistant Professor, Department Of Neurology, William T. And Janice M. Neely Professor Of Research In Multiple Sclerosis, And Chief Multiple Sclerosis/General Neurology Division
Department: MD-NEURO-MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Faculty

Bruce Solomon

Bruce Solomon

CLIN AST PROF
Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-GENERAL SERVICES
Phone: (352) 294-5000
Hans H Shuhaiber

Hans H Shuhaiber M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor ( CENTER FOR NEUROFIBROMATOSIS)
Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-GENERAL SERVICES
Phone: (352) 294-5000

Dr Shuhaiber is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Society of Human Genetics. Dr. Shuhaiber has earned N. Paul Rosman, M.D. Excellence in Teaching award from Boston University ( 2013) , American Academy of Neurology Resident Scholarship Travel award (2013). His research interests include Neurocutaneous syndromes, pediatric to adult transition care. He is fluent in French and Spanish. Dr. Shuhaiber is currently developing the CENTER FOR NEUROFIBROMATOSIS Program at UF Health. Please visit https://neurology.ufl.edu/divisions/neurofibromatosis-center/. The NF clinic at University of Florida has achieved recent designation as member of the Childhood Tumor Foundation NF clinical network Affiliate status. https://www.ctf.org/understanding-nf/clinic/uf-health-neuromedicine-hospital

Accomplishments:
  • Membership
    2020 · SNO- SOCIETY OF NEURO-ONCOLOGY
  • Director of Neurofibromatosis clinic
    2020 · Childhood Tumor Foundation NFCN Clinical Network Membership
  • Resident Scholarship Travel award
    2013 · American Academy of Neurology
  • N. Paul Rosman Excellence in Teaching award
    2013 · Boston University School of Medicine
Certifications:
  • Neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN)
Specialties:
  • Neurology
Clinical Interests:
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Brain tumor – primary – adults
  • Chromosome
  • Down syndrome
  • Genetics
  • Hypokalemic periodic paralysis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Multiple system atrophy – cerebellar subtype
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neurofibromatosis 2
  • Neurofibromatosis-1
  • Tuberous sclerosis
Research Interests:
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetics of Neurological diseases
  • Neuro-cutaneous Syndromes
  • Population Health
Grants:
  • Mar 2020 ACTIVE
    UF HEALTH NEUROMEDICINE HOSPITAL
    CHILDRENS TUMOR FOU · Principal Investigator
Education:
  • 2013-2015
    ADULT NEUROLOGY RESIDENCY
    New York University Langone School of Medicine
  • 2010-2013
    CHILD NEUROLOGY FELLOWSHIP
    Boston University School of Medicine/ Boston Medical Center
  • 2008-2010
    MEDICAL CLINICAL GENETICS FELLOWSHIP
    Columbia University Medical Center/ New York- Presbyterian Hospital
  • 2005-2008
    FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY
    West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • 1998-2004
    M.D.
    St. George's University School of Medicine (BSc/MD Combined)
  • 1995-1997
    B.Ch.D Dental Surgery
    University of Leeds, School of Dentistry- Leeds, United Kingdom
  • 1994-1995
    B.Sc. Pharmacology
    University College London, School of Life Sciences- London, United Kingdom
  • 1992-1994
    G.C.E. Advanced Levels
    Dulwich College, London- United Kingdom
  • 1990-1992
    G.C.S.E. – Ordinary Levels
    St. Dunstan College, London – United Kingdom
George N Ansoanuur

George N Ansoanuur MD

Sports NeuroTrauma Fellow And The Robert And Ellen Yates Fellow
Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-GENERAL SERVICES
Phone: (352) 273-5550

Affiliated Faculty

Linda B Cottler

Linda B Cottler

Dean’s Professor And Associate Dean
Department: PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY
Phone: (352) 294-5947
Publications:
Grants:
  • Jul 2020 ACTIVE
    Together Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
    NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS ·
  • Apr 2020 ACTIVE
    18/21 ABCD-USA CONSORTIUM: RESEARCH PROJECT SITE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Project Manager
  • Apr 2020 ACTIVE
    National Drug Early Warning System Coordinating Center
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Principal Investigator
  • Feb 2020 ACTIVE
    Investigating Movement-evoked Pain in osteoArthritic Conditions (IMPACT): An Observational Study to Inform Culturally-Tailored Intervention Development
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIAMS ·
  • Sep 2019 ACTIVE
    Florida Development in Early Childhood: Adversity and Drug Exposure (FL-DECADE) Study
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Project Manager
  • Sep 2019 ACTIVE
    Social Isolation, Drug Use and Gambling Problems in 10-17 Year Olds
    NATL CENTER FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING · Mentor
  • Jul 2019 ACTIVE
    UF Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Principal Investigator
  • Apr 2019 ACTIVE
    A Behavioral Economic Intervention to Reduce Marijuana Use in Truant Youth
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Mentor
  • Sep 2018 ACTIVE
    University of Florida Resource Center for Minority Aging Research
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA ·
  • Sep 2018 ACTIVE
    Identifying patterns of human polysubstance use to guidedevelopment of rodent models
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Project Manager
  • Sep 2018 ACTIVE
    Sparking Advancements in Genomic Medicine?
    NATL INST OF HLTH NHGRI · Project Manager
  • Aug 2018 ACTIVE
    Study of Non-Oral Administration of Prescription Stimulants (SNAPS)
    ARBOR PHARMACEUTICALS · Principal Investigator
  • Aug 2018 – May 2019
    ABCD-USA Consortium: Coordinating Center
    UNIV OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO ·
  • Jul 2018 ACTIVE
    ABCD – Social Development Study
    UNIV OF PITTSBURGH · Principal Investigator
  • May 2018 – Jun 2019
    CDC's Collaboration with Academia to Strengthen Public Health Workforce Capacity
    ASSO OF AMER MEDICAL COLLEGES · Principal Investigator
  • Apr 2018 – Jul 2019
    Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
    NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS ·
  • Mar 2018 ACTIVE
    Precision Public Health Approaches to Reduce Disparities in Memory Disorder Screening in Rural Minority Communities
    FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2017 ACTIVE
    The University of Florida Jacksonville Aging Studies Center (JAX-ASCENT)
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA ·
  • Aug 2017 ACTIVE
    Health outcomes and cognitive effects of marijuana use among persons living with HIV/AIDS
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Project Manager
  • Jul 2017 – Jun 2020
    The Total Environment and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: A Precision Public Health Approach
    AMER HEART ASSOCIATION · Project Manager
  • Apr 2017 – Mar 2018
    Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
    NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS ·
  • Feb 2016 – Feb 2019
    Prevalence of TD and tics among a community-recruited sa
    TOURETTE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA · Project Manager
  • Feb 2016 – Jan 2018
    Diseases related to alzheimer's disease, 2015-2016
    FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Principal Investigator
  • Feb 2016 ACTIVE
    Implement HealthStreet Program Resources for Rural Residents
    UF FOU · Principal Investigator
  • Oct 2015 – Mar 2019
    OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium Phase II
    PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST · Project Manager
  • Sep 2015 – Apr 2020
    9/13 ABCD-USA Consortium: Research Project
    UNIV OF MICHIGAN · Project Manager
  • Aug 2015 ACTIVE
    University of Florida – Mt. Sinai Medical Center AD Research Center
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA ·
  • Sep 2014 – Aug 2019
    Florida Minority Cancer Research and Training Center: Feasibility Studies
    NATL INST OF HLTH NCI ·
  • Sep 2014 – Jan 2017
    Longitudinal Study of Trauma, HIV Risk, and Criminal Jus
    NEW YORK UNIV · Principal Investigator
  • Jul 2014 – Jun 2019
    UF Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2011 – Jul 2019
    INDO-US Fogarty Training Program in Behavioral Health Across the Lifespan
    NATL INST OF HLTH · Principal Investigator
  • Jul 2011 – May 2017
    Transformative Approach To Reduce Research Disparities Towards Drug Abusers
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Principal Investigator
  • Jul 2007 – Aug 2016
    Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    UF RESEARCH FOU · Project Manager
Thomas F Stringer

Thomas F Stringer M.D.

ASO CHAIR & CLIN ASO PROF
Department: MD-UROLOGY
Phone: (352) 273-6815
Accomplishments:
  • Presidential Citation Award
    2010 · American Urological Association (AUA)
Certifications:
  • Urology
    American Board of Urology
Specialties:
  • Urology
Clinical Interests:
  • Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) – resources
  • Cystoscopy
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Erection problems
  • Prostate cancer
  • Urinary tract infection – adults
Education:
  • 1980
    Residency – Urology
    University of Florida
  • 1980
    Fellowship – Uro-Oncology
    Wayne State University
  • 1977
    Residency – Surgery
    University of Florida
  • 1976
    Internship – Surgery
    University of Florida
  • 1975
    Medical Degree
    Wayne State University
Kevin R Vincent

Kevin R Vincent M.D., Ph.D.

Chief & Associate Professor
Department: MD-ORTHOPAEDICS / REHAB
Phone: (352) 273-7001

Dr. Kevin Vincent, MD, PhD,  FACSM, CAQSM, FAAPM received a BS in Sports Medicine at the University of Connecticut and an MS in Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D in Exercise Physiology from the University of Florida. After completing his graduate training, he attended medical school at the University of Florida. He received his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia, where he was elected Chief Resident. He is active with research and has published numerous articles and presented nationally, particularly in the areas of Running, Running Medicine, Sports Medicine, Sport Nutrition, Resistance Exercise, and exercise adaptations in healthy and clinical populations. Dr. Vincent’s clinical interest is Running Medicine, Sports Medicine and musculoskeletal medicine with particular emphasis on running, overuse injuries, and participation in strength training.

Dr. Vincent is the Director of the UF Running Medicine Clinic and lectures at conferences nationwide on running medicine and running related injuries.  He is also the Course Director for the Annual Running Medicine Conference held each spring at the University of Florida.  Dr. Vincent is the Medical Director of the UF Sports Performance Center and is active in exercise and running related research.  

Accomplishments:
  • Vice-President
    2019-2022 · American College of Sports Medicine
  • Elected to UF Faculty Senate representing the UF College of Medicine
    2018-2021 · UF College of Medicine
  • Tenure and Promotion Committee
    2017-2020 · UF College of Medicine
  • Faculty: American College of Sports Medicine International Team Physician Course (ITPC), Kakamega Kenya
    2017-2017 · American College of Sports Medicine International
  • Chair, Musculoskeletal Medicine Council
    2016-2016 · AAPMR
  • America’s Top Doctors
    2015-2020 · Castle Connolly
  • Medical Coverage
    2015-2015 · Ironman World Championships, Kona, HI
  • Elected to Board-of –Trustees
    2015-2015 · American College of Sports Medicine
  • Awarded Tenure
    2014-2014 · University of Florida
  • Academy of Research Excellence
    2013-2013 · University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Fellow
    2013-2013 · American College of Sports Medicine
  • US Bone and Joint Decade Scholar
    2010-2012 · Bone and Joint Initiative
  • Program for Academic Leadership
    2008-2011 · AAP
Certifications:
  • Sports Medicine
    ACSM
Specialties:
  • Sports Medicine
Clinical Interests:
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Muscle strain treatment
  • Physical activity
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Tendinitis
Research Summary:
Research Interests:
  • Resistance Exercise for Clinical Populations including Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Resistance Exercise for Health
  • Running Biomechanics
  • Running Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
Publications:
Grants:
  • Jul 2014 – Aug 2016
    KAATSU training to enhance physical function of older adults with osteoarthritis
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIAMS · Project Manager
  • Sep 2012 – Feb 2016
    Comparative Resistance Exercise Effects on Knee Osteoart
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIAMS · Principal Investigator
Education:
  • 2007
    Residency – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    University of Virginia
  • 2004
    Internship
    University of Virginia
  • 2003
    Medical Degree
    University of Florida
Herbert E Ward, Jr

Herbert E Ward, Jr M.D.

Associate Professor
Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Phone: (352) 265-4357
Email: hward@ufl.edu

Dr. Ward has served as the medical director for the department, medical director for the VA PTSD program, director of psychiatric specialty clinics, co-director of the UF Weight Management Program, and interim director for our general adult clinic. In addition, he has chaired four faculty search committees, the Anxiety Disorders Program Development Committee, and the Weight Management Program Development Committee. Currently, Herbert Ward, M.D. is on the Shands at UF Executive Committee and continues to be both a role model for medical psychiatry but also actively involved in bringing evidence-based practices to UF College of Medicine, clinics and inpatient psychiatric settings.

Herbert Ward, M.D. received a Masters in neuropharmacology before attending medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed a combined residency training program in internal medicine and psychiatry from West Virginia University which lead to board certification in both specialties. His training in a med/psych clinical environment serves as a background for his current appointment as the vice chair for clinical services and chief of adult clinics and clinical services. He is an expert in internal medicine and psychiatry and their area of overlap. Areas of special interest include diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders in the outpatient , medical, and primary care settings. Dr. Ward’s commitment to medical education has been recognized through his receipt of the NIMH Faculty Scholar Award early in his career and Faculty Teaching Awards from two different universities. Administrative experience at UF has included serving as the acting director of psychiatry for UF Student Health, medical director for the Department of Psychiatry and director of the psychiatry specialty clinics. Dr. Ward’s combined training in internal medicine and psychiatry, investment in clinical teaching and administrative experience make him uniquely qualified for this position.

 

Accomplishments:
  • Founder Award
    2019 · UF Health Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases
  • Resident Mentor Award
    2016 · Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida
  • Exemplary Teacher Award
    2016 · Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida
  • Endowed Kaine Professorship
    2016 · University of Florida, College of Medicine
  • Teacher of the Year Award
    1998 · Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida
  • Faculty Teaching Award
    1993 · Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, West Virginia University School of Medicine
Certifications:
  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Specialties:
  • Medicine
  • Psychiatry
Clinical Interests:
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Major depression
  • Major depression with psychotic features
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Publications:
Grants:
  • Jul 2016 ACTIVE
    The Human Thalamocortical Network in tourette syndrome
    NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS ·
  • Jan 2015 – Jul 2017
    PD Closed Loop
    FOX FOU, MICHAEL J · Project Manager
  • Nov 2014 – Oct 2018
    TSA CoE
    TOURETTE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA · Project Manager
  • Feb 2014 – Feb 2018
    DTMS OCD
    BRAIN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES · Principal Investigator
  • Feb 2014 – Mar 2020
    A Prospective, Double Blind, Randomized, Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of the Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (DTMS) (with the H-ADD Coil) intended as an aid to Smoking Cessation
    BRAIN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES · Principal Investigator
  • Aug 2012 – Nov 2017
    Advance Study
    FUNCTIONAL NEUROMODULATION · Project Manager
Education:
  • 1989
    Residency – Psychiatry
    West Virginia University
  • 1988
    Residency – Internal Medicine
    West Virginia University
  • 1985
    Internship – Psychiatry
    West Virginia University
  • 1984
    Medical Degree
    University of South Carolina
  • 1980
    Master of Science – Pharmacology
    University of South Carolina
  • 1976
    Bachelor of Science – Biology
    Francis Marion University