Dr. Jay Clugston awarded SEC Team Physician of the Year

The University of Florida Student Health Care Center (SHCC) is proud to announce Dr. James Clugston as the recipient of Southern Orthopaedic Association‘s SEC Team Physician of the Year for 2017-2018.

Dr. Clugston is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health & Family Medicine with a joint appointment in the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He currently serves as an SHCC physician in the Sports Medicine Clinic and is a team physician for the UF Athletic Association, completing his 15th year covering the Gators with primary responsibility for football, men’s basketball and men’s golf.Awrd

Presently, he serves on the NCAA Division I Autonomy Concussion Safety Protocol Review Committee; the Operating Committee of the NCAA/DoD Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium; the Brain Trauma Foundation Evidenced Based Consortium to classify concussion sub- types; and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Concussion Position Statement writing group.

He directs UF Student Health’s Sports Concussion Center, which provides clinical care to UF students and performs concussion research. In 2006, he started the UF Sports Medicine Fellowship to train primary care sports physicians after residency and currently serves as its Associate Professor.

In addition, the University of Florida College of Medicine Athletic Training Staff will receive a check for $1000.00 to be used for student athletic trainer education, courtesy of DJO Global, who has sponsored this stipend since the award’s inception in 2003.

This award serves as a testament to the state-of-the-art care provided at Student Health. We wish Dr. Clugston the best with future endeavors and are proud to have him representing SHCC!

Source: Southern Orthopaedic Association