William J Triggs

William J Triggs, MD

Associate Professor

Department: MD-NEUROLOGY-ADMIN/EDUC
Business Phone: (352) 273-5000
Business Email: triggswj@ufl.edu

About William J Triggs

Dr. Triggs graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine in the Junior Honors Medical Program in 1986. He completed his Residency in Neurology under Dr. Frank Yatsu at the University of Texas Medical Center in Houston Texas in 1990 after serving as Chief Resident. Following his 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. His research interests include neuromuscular disorders and the investigation and treatment of brain disorders with transcranial magnetic stimulation. Clinical interests include nerve and muscle disorders and neurology in general.

In addition to his UF Appointment, Dr. Triggs serves as the Medical Director of the RR&D Brain Rehabilitation Research Center and the Chief of the Neurology Service at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2021
MDC7800 Neurology Clerkship

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Neurology
Areas of Interest
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Electromyography
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Myositis
  • Nerve conduction velocity
  • Peripheral neuropathy

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Publications

2018
Short Intracortical Inhibition During Voluntary Movement Reveals Persistent Impairment Post-stroke.
Frontiers in neurology. 9 [DOI] 10.3389/fneur.2018.01105. [PMID] 30662425.
2014
Cognitive Effects of Treatment of Depression With Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
. 27(2):77-87
2014
Cognitive effects of treatment of depression with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Cognitive and behavioral neurology : official journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology. 27(2):77-87 [DOI] 10.1097/WNN.0000000000000031. [PMID] 24968008.
2014
Does inhibitory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation augment functional task practice to improve arm recovery in chronic stroke?
Stroke research and treatment. 2014 [DOI] 10.1155/2014/305236. [PMID] 25197611.
2012
Motor evoked potential depression following repetitive central motor initiation.
Experimental brain research. 216(4):585-90 [DOI] 10.1007/s00221-011-2962-y. [PMID] 22130780.
2012
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of motor cortex after stroke: a focused review.
American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation. 91(3):254-70 [DOI] 10.1097/PHM.0b013e318228bf0c. [PMID] 22042336.
2012
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Tinnitus No Better Than Sham Treatment?
. 78:1624-1625
2012
Transcranial magnetic stimulation for tinnitus: no better than sham treatment?
Neurology. 78(21):1624-5 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0b013e318257516a. [PMID] 22539582.
2011
Variable changes in PET activity before and after rTMS treatment for tinnitus.
The Laryngoscope. 121(4):815-22 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.21425. [PMID] 21287564.
2010
Right and left dorsolateral pre-frontal rTMS treatment of refractory depression: a randomized, sham-controlled trial.
Psychiatry research. 178(3):467-74 [DOI] 10.1016/j.psychres.2010.05.009. [PMID] 20643486.
2009
Sham Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Using Electrical Stimulation of the Scalp.
Brain stimulation. 2(3):168-173 [PMID] 20160893.
2008
Maintenance repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation can inhibit the return of tinnitus.
The Laryngoscope. 118(7):1228-32 [DOI] 10.1097/MLG.0b013e318170f8ac. [PMID] 18475211.
2008
Reliability of transcranial magnetic stimulation for mapping swallowing musculature in the human motor cortex.
Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. 119(10):2298-303 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clinph.2008.06.006. [PMID] 18723391.
2008
The clinical diagnostic utility of transcranial magnetic stimulation: report of an IFCN committee.
Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. 119(3):504-532 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clinph.2007.10.014. [PMID] 18063409.
2007
Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 40-2007. A 38-year-old man with weakness in the hands.
The New England journal of medicine. 357(26):2707-15 [PMID] 18160691.
2007
Dissociation of neglect subtypes with transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Neurology. 69(11):1122-7 [PMID] 17846411.
2007
Ipsilateral motor activation during unimanual and bimanual motor tasks.
Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. 118(2):325-32 [PMID] 17095289.
2007
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation as an adjunct to constraint-induced therapy: an exploratory randomized controlled trial.
American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation. 86(9):707-15 [PMID] 17709994.
2007
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for tinnitus: a pilot study.
The Laryngoscope. 117(3):529-34 [PMID] 17334317.
2007
Use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to influence behavior.
Current neurology and neuroscience reports. 7(6):491-7 [PMID] 17999895.
2006
Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 18-2006. A 57-year-old woman with numbness and weakness of the feet and legs.
The New England journal of medicine. 354(24):2584-92 [PMID] 16775239.
2006
Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Immune-mediated Neuropathies.
Journal of clinical neuromuscular disease. 7(3):141-57 [PMID] 19078800.
2006
Reliability of motor cortex transcranial magnetic stimulation in four muscle representations.
Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. 117(5):1037-46 [PMID] 16564206.
2006
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for tinnitus: a case study.
The Laryngoscope. 116(10):1867-72 [PMID] 17016213.
2005
Lateralized asymmetry of facial motor evoked potentials.
Neurology. 65(4):541-4 [PMID] 16116113.
2004
Effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on rate of memory acquisition.
Neurology. 63(8):1530-1 [PMID] 15505185.
2003
Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.
Journal of the peripheral nervous system : JPNS. 8(4):282-4 [PMID] 14641652.
2003
Mental object rotation in Parkinson’s disease.
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS. 9(7):1078-87 [PMID] 14738288.
2002
Cerebral blood flow changes in depressed patients after treatment with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation: evidence of individual variability.
Neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, and behavioral neurology. 15(3):159-75 [PMID] 12218709.
2002
Corticosteroid treatment of mitochondrial encephalomyopathies.
The neurologist. 8(5):313-5 [PMID] 12803678.
2002
Immobilization dystonia.
Journal of the neurological sciences. 201(1-2):79-83 [PMID] 12163198.
2001
Emotional conversations in Parkinson’s disease.
Neurology. 56(2):159-65 [PMID] 11160949.
2001
Improving brain function with transcranial magnetic stimulation?
Neurology. 56(4):429-30 [PMID] 11222782.
2001
Listeria spinal cord abscess responsive to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole monotherapy.
The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques. 28(4):354-6 [PMID] 11766781.
2001
Proximal myotonic myopathy: clinical, neuropathologic, and molecular genetic features.
Annals of clinical and laboratory science. 31(2):140-6 [PMID] 11337902.
2000
Cognitive and vestibulo-proprioceptive components of spatial ability in Parkinson’s disease.
Neuropsychologia. 38(6):757-67 [PMID] 10689051.
2000
Predicting hand preference with performance on motor tasks.
Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior. 36(5):679-89 [PMID] 11195914.
2000
The effects of selective response preparation on corticospinal excitability.
Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior. 36(1):19-29 [PMID] 10728894.
1999
Bilateral medial pectoral neuropathy in a weight lifter.
Muscle & nerve. 22(11):1597-9 [PMID] 10514241.
1999
Cervical root stimulation at C5/6 excites C8/T1 roots and minimizes pneumothorax risk.
Muscle & nerve. 22(6):766-8 [PMID] 10366231.
1999
Effects of left frontal transcranial magnetic stimulation on depressed mood, cognition, and corticomotor threshold.
Biological psychiatry. 45(11):1440-6 [PMID] 10356626.
1999
Hand preference and transcranial magnetic stimulation asymmetry of cortical motor representation.
Brain research. 835(2):324-9 [PMID] 10415389.
1999
Topographic differences in task-dependent facilitation of magnetic motor evoked potentials.
Neurology. 52(3):537-40 [PMID] 10025783.
1999
Transcranial magnetic stimulation identifies upper motor neuron involvement in motor neuron disease.
Neurology. 53(3):605-11 [PMID] 10449127.
1998
Amygdalar injection of FeCl3 causes spontaneous recurrent seizures.
Experimental neurology. 153(1):123-7 [PMID] 9743573.
1998
Effect of stimulator orientation on F-wave persistence.
Muscle & nerve. 21(10):1324-6 [PMID] 9736063.
1997
Stereotactic pallidotomy lengthens the transcranial magnetic cortical stimulation silent period in Parkinson’s disease.
Neurology. 49(5):1278-83 [PMID] 9371908.
1997
Transcranial magnetic stimulation reveals a hemispheric asymmetry correlate of intermanual differences in motor performance.
Neuropsychologia. 35(10):1355-63 [PMID] 9347481.
1997
Treatment of acute pandysautonomia with intravenous immunoglobulin.
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. 62(5):529-31 [PMID] 9153616.
1997
Treatment of idiopathic lumbosacral plexopathy with intravenous immunoglobulin.
Muscle & nerve. 20(2):244-6 [PMID] 9040669.
1997
Valproate-associated carnitine deficiency and malignant cerebral edema in the absence of hepatic failure.
International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. 35(9):353-6 [PMID] 9314085.
1996
Guillain-Barré syndrome: clinical neurophysiologic studies.
Revue neurologique. 152(5):339-43 [PMID] 8881426.
1995
Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Weekly clinicopathological exercises. Case 36-1995. A 61-year-old man with increasing weakness and atrophy of all extremities.
The New England journal of medicine. 333(21):1406-12 [PMID] 7477123.
1995
Crossed inhibition in the human motor system.
Journal of clinical neurophysiology : official publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society. 12(1):82-96 [PMID] 7896913.
1995
Electrophysiological studies in Guillain-Barré syndrome: correlation with antibodies to GM1, GD1B and Campylobacter jejuni.
Journal of neurology. 242(7):460-5 [PMID] 7595678.
1995
Facilitation of magnetic motor evoked potentials during the mixed nerve silent period.
Muscle & nerve. 18(11):1285-91 [PMID] 7565926.
1994
Central conduction abnormalities after electrical injury.
Muscle & nerve. 17(9):1068-70 [PMID] 8065396.
1994
Dysaesthesiae induced by physiological and electrical activation of posterior column afferents after stroke.
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. 57(9):1077-80 [PMID] 8089673.
1994
Effect of [dl]-alpha-tocopherol on FeCl2-induced lipid peroxidation in rat amygdala.
Neuroscience letters. 180(1):33-6 [PMID] 7877756.
1994
Functional electrical stimulation to the affected lower limb and recovery after cerebral infarction.
Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association. 4(3):155-60 [DOI] 10.1016/S1052-3057(10)80178-8. [PMID] 26486052.
1994
Motor neglect associated with a discrete parietal lesion.
Neurology. 44(6):1164-6 [PMID] 8208417.
1994
Physiological motor asymmetry in human handedness: evidence from transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Brain research. 636(2):270-6 [PMID] 8012811.
1994
There are no neurophysiologic features characteristic of “axonal” Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Muscle & nerve. 17(6):675-7 [PMID] 8196711.
1993
Axonal Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Neurology. 43(7):1443-4 [PMID] 8327157.
1993
Cortical and spinal motor excitability during the transcranial magnetic stimulation silent period in humans.
Brain research. 628(1-2):39-48 [PMID] 8313168.
1993
Facilitation of magnetic motor evoked potentials during the cortical stimulation silent period.
Neurology. 43(12):2615-20 [PMID] 8255466.
1993
Giant somatosensory evoked potentials in a patient with the anterior spinal artery syndrome.
Muscle & nerve. 16(5):492-7 [PMID] 8515757.
1992
A congenital myasthenic syndrome refractory to acetylcholinesterase inhibitors.
Muscle & nerve. 15(3):267-72 [PMID] 1313543.
1992
Motor inhibition and excitation are independent effects of magnetic cortical stimulation.
Annals of neurology. 32(3):345-51 [PMID] 1416804.
1992
Motor nerve inexcitability in Guillain-Barré syndrome. The spectrum of distal conduction block and axonal degeneration.
Brain : a journal of neurology. 115 ( Pt 5):1291-302 [PMID] 1422789.
1992
Neuropsychiatric manifestations of defect in mitochondrial beta oxidation response to riboflavin.
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry. 55(3):209-11 [PMID] 1564483.
1992
Sensory abnormalities and dysaesthesias in the anterior spinal artery syndrome.
Brain : a journal of neurology. 115 Pt 1:189-98 [PMID] 1559153.
1991
Iron-induced lipid peroxidation and brain injury responses.
International journal of developmental neuroscience : the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience. 9(2):175-80 [PMID] 2058418.
1991
Valproate toxicity: risk-screening strategies.
Journal of child neurology. 6(1):3-6 [PMID] 2002198.
1990
Valproate-induced coma with ketosis and carnitine insufficiency.
Archives of neurology. 47(10):1131-3 [PMID] 2121122.
1986
The role of iron-induced hippocampal peroxidation in acute epileptogenesis.
Brain research. 382(2):422-6 [PMID] 3756526.
1984
Effect of phenytoin and corticosteroids on seizures and lipid peroxidation in experimental posttraumatic epilepsy.
Journal of neurosurgery. 60(3):467-72 [PMID] 6699690.
1984
In vivo lipid peroxidation in rat brain following intracortical Fe2+ injection.
Journal of neurochemistry. 42(4):976-80 [PMID] 6699647.

Education

Fellowship – Neurology
1992 · Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency – Neurology
1990 · University of Texas
Internship – Internal Medicine
1987 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
1986 · University of Florida

Contact Details

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(352) 273-5000
Emails:
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PO Box 100236
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
L3-100, UFBI
GAINESVILLE FL 32611