Dr. Jeffrey A. Rumbaugh
Board Certified in Neurology
Fellowship: Multiple Sclerosis
Special Interest Neurohospitalist, Acute Neurocare, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis & Neuroimmunology
Business Affairs, Special Relations Hospital Administration, FL
Dr. Jeffrey A. Rumbaugh earned his B.S. from Haverford College, and received his medical degree from the University of Rochester, where he also earned his PhD in biochemistry. He conducted his internship in internal medicine at John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and performed his neurology residency and served as Chief Resident at John Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Rumbaugh was a faculty member at both Johns Hopkins University and Emory University, where he was part of the neuroimmunology division, and specialized in caring for patients with multiple sclerosis and neurological infections, and also did basic science research on those topics. He was Director of the Inpatient Neuroimmunology and Neuro-Infectious Diseases Consult Service at Johns Hopkins from 2004-2009. At Emory from 2009-2013, he assisted in building the multiple sclerosis program, established and directed an elective rotation for residents in neuroimmunology, an inpatient subspecialty consult service for neuro-infectious diseases and neuro-immunology, and an outpatient lumbar puncture clinic. As a researcher, he led an independent laboratory studying the neuropathogenesis of HIV infection, multiple sclerosis, and cryptococcal meningitis.
After that, he spent time working as a neurohospitalist and as a general neurologist in Fairfax, Virginia, and Lakeland and Tampa, Florida. Currently, he is in solo private practice in Tampa, Florida, working mostly as a neurohospitalist, but also with a limited outpatient practice focusing on multiple sclerosis and related neuroimmunological and neuro-infectious conditions.
Dr. Rumbaugh’s areas of expertise include neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis, neuro-infectious diseases, and the neurological complications from HIV infections and Lyme disease, as well as the complicated neurological conditions that are typically seen in hospitalized patients, including those in the intensive care unit.
He is a member of the American Neurological Association and the American Academy of Neurology. He is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.
Dr. Rumbaugh believes in the biopsychosocial model of medicine. This means that when he looks at a patient, he sees more than a disease process, he sees a whole person. He understands that to care for a person, you must care about the emotional and social impacts of the disease, as well as the biological aspects.