Jay Clugston, M.D., M.S., CAQSM


Dr. Jay 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 the Sports Concussion Center at Student Health, and as the assistant director of the UF Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship – a fellowship which he founded in 2007 and directed until 2011. 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 five funded grants, three of which he is the principal investigator. Dr. Clugston serves as a peer reviewer for several prominent sports medicine journals and he himself has numerous peer-reviewed publications. He is also a nationally recognized speaker and presenter in the field of sports medicine.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Clugston is the Center Director and UF Team Physician at the UF Sports Concussion Center. He is primarily interested in concussion care.