James R Clugston, MD, MS, FAMSSM, CAQSM

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Biography

James R. Clugston is an accomplished leader in academic research and medicine. Dr. Clugston graduated from medical school at the University of Florida, completed his residency in family medicine at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Notre Dame Sports Medicine Fellowship in South Bend, Indiana.

Dr. Clugston currently serves as a clinical associate professor in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, as a physician at the Student Health Care Center, as a team physician for the University of Florida Athletic Association, as the director of Sports Medicine and Acute Care at Student Health, and as the program director of the UF Sports Medicine Fellowship – a fellowship which he founded in 2007. In January of 2017, he was awarded a joint appointment as clinical associate professor in the Department of Neurology.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Clugston is also heavily involved in various sports- and concussion-related research projects. He is currently working on multiple projects as principal investigator. Dr. Clugston serves as a peer reviewer for several prominent sports medicine journals and he himself has numerous peer-reviewed publications. He serves on the NCAA Concussion Safety Advisory Group, the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, the SEC Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force, the Autonomy 5 Medical Advisory Group and is a nationally recognized speaker and presenter in the field of sports medicine.

Education

South Bend
Notre Dame Sports Medicine Fellowship
2001

Residency - Family Medicine
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
2000

Medical Degree
University of Florida
1997

Master of Science - Agroforestry
University of Florida
1993

Bachelor of Science - Chemistry
Davidson College
1990

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine

Honors and Awards

Fellow
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
2020

SEC Team Physician of the Year
SEC Athletic Trainers and the Southern Orthopedic Society
2018

University Superior Accomplishment Award
University of Florida
2010

Faculty Superior Accomplishment Award
University of Florida
2010

Resident Teacher Award
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
2000