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Philip W. Tipton, M.D.

  1. Neurologist



  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Dr. Philip W. Tipton is an assistant professor and senior associate consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, where he has served since 2023. As a physician working in both the Movement Disorders and Behavioral Neurology divisions, Dr. Tipton treats patients with a variety of symptoms effecting movement and cognition with a particular emphasis on gait disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, e.g., Parkinson's disease, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Dr. Tipton also works in the MCF Movement Laboratory where he conducts neurophysiological assessments to characterize various movement abnormalities, e.g., tremor. He also runs the MCF Gait Laboratory to provide quantitative analyses of walking and balance to facilitate diagnosis of complex neurological diseases.

Dr. Tipton provides a wide range of specialized treatments, such botulinum toxin injections for the treatment of tremor, hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, dystonia, spasticity, and sialorrhea. He also provides deep brain stimulation to treat essential tremor, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and tic disorder.

Dr. Tipton's research activities are broad. He is involved in various research and clinical trials through the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. His primary research interests include leveraging various technologies to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders with a particular emphasis on tremors, complex gait disorders, and deep brain stimulation.

Dr. Tipton regularly educates medical students, residents, and fellows and currently serves as the Associate Program Director for the Mayo Clinic Florida Behavioral Neurology Fellowship. He is passionate about providing accurate medical information to the public and frequently lectures locally and abroad.

  • Gait disorders
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Tremor
  • Parkinsonian disorders
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  1. 2021
    FellowMovement Disorders, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2020
    FellowFLA Behavioral Neurology, Programs in Florida, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2019
    ResidentNeurology, Programs in Florida, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2016
    InternshipMayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program
  5. 2015
    MDEast Tennessee State University
  6. 2009
    BS - Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular BiologyUniversity of Tennessee
    Trainee - Clinician Investigator Training Program (CITP) Mayo Clinic Jacksonville


  1. 2020
    Behavioral Neurology & NeuropsychiatryUnited Council of Neurologic Subspecialities
  2. 2019
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    American Neurological Association Travel AwardAmerican Neurological Association Travel Award
  2. 2019
    William R. Turk Award for Excellence in Pediatric NeurologyDepartment of Neurology
  3. 2019
    Resident Travel ScholarshipAmerican Academy of Neurology
  4. 2019
    Neurology on The HillAmerican Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  5. 2018
    Kern Center Education AffiliateMayo Clinic
  6. 2018
    Palatucci Advocacy Leadership ForumAmerican Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  7. 2018
    Neurology on The HillAmerican Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  8. 2017
    Neurology on The HillAmerican Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  9. 2016
    Internal Medicine Research Week: Best Original ResearchDepartment of Internal Medicine
  10. 2016
    Above & Beyond AwardMayo Clinic in Florida

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    Founding MemberFunctional Neurological Disorders Society
  2. 2023 - present
    MemberInternational Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
  3. 2023 - present
    MemberNeurology Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Florida
  4. 2023 - present
    Board of DirectorsJax Hope, Inc.
  5. 2022 - present
    Fellow LiaisonClinician Investigator Training Program, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  6. 2022 - present
    Co-ChairFalls Prevention Executive Committee
  7. 2022 - present
    ChairMovement Disorders Neuromodulation Committee
  8. 2022 - present
    ChairComplex/Multifactorial Gait Conference
  9. 2022 - present
    Advisory BoardHypertrophic Olivary Degeneration Association
  10. 2021 - present
    Outpatient Physician Falls ChampionMayo Clinic in Florida
  11. 2020 - present
    MemberInternational Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
  12. 2016 - 2019
    Resident MemberDuval County Medical Society Residents' Committee
  13. 2016 - 2019
    Resident MemberNeurology Curriculum Committee, Department of Neurology
  14. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  15. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  16. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  17. 2015 - present
    MemberDuval County Medical Society
  18. 2011 - present
    MemberChristian Medical and Dental Association


Research activities

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