James R Clugston

James R Clugston, MD, MS, FAMSSM, CAQSM

Associate Professor

Department: MD-CHFM-STUDENT HEALTH CARE
Business Phone: (352) 294-7471
Business Email: jayclug@ufl.edu

About James R Clugston

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 and is a nationally recognized speaker and presenter in the field of sports medicine.

Honors & Awards

Fellow
2020 · American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
SEC Team Physician of the Year
2018 · SEC Athletic Trainers and the Southern Orthopedic Society
University Superior Accomplishment Award
2010 · University of Florida
Faculty Superior Accomplishment Award
2010 · University of Florida
Resident Teacher Award
2000 · Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Family Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Concussion
  • Heat emergencies
  • Muscle aches
  • Muscle strain treatment
  • Nutrition and athletic performance
  • Preventive health care
  • Sprains
  • Tendinitis

Publications

2018 Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine
2013 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
2013 Sports Health
2012 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
2010 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
2008 Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
2007 American Family Physician
2004 The Physician and Sportsmedicine

Grants

Dec 2017 – Dec 2018
Usability and Tolerability of novel protection device against potential brain injury during competitive sport
Q30 INNOVATIONS · Principal Investigator
Aug 2015 – Jun 2017
Sports Concussion and Neuromusclar Function
NATL INST OF HLTH NIAMS · Project Manager
Aug 2014 ACTIVE
DoD/NCAA Grand Alliance: Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium
UNIV OF MICHIGAN · Principal Investigator
Jul 2014 – Jun 2017
FHTCC:GATR: Gator Athletics TBI Research
BANYAN BIOMARKERS INC · Principal Investigator
May 2012 – May 2019
Florida High Tech Corridor Council Matching Grants Progr
UNIV OF CENTRAL FLORIDA · Project Manager

Education

Fellowship – Sports Medicine
2001 · Notre Dame Sports Medicine Fellowship, South Bend, Indiana
Residency – Family Medicine
2000 · Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Medical Degree
1997 · University of Florida
Master of Science – Agroforestry
1993 · University of Florida
Bachelor of Science – Chemistry
1990 · Davidson College

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-7471
Emails:
Business:
jayclug@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Mailing:
STUDENT HEALTH CARE CENTER
280 FLETCHER DR
GAINESVILLE FL 326112038
Physical:
280 FLETCHER DRIVE
STUDENT HEALTH CARE CENTER
GAINESVILLE FL 326110001