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Dr. William O. Tatum, IV

Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology

13801 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Suite 401 Tampa, FL 33613
Phone: (813) 971-8811 FAX: Fax (813) 971-6951

  • Undergraduate education: 1975 - 1979 Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio. Degree received: Bachelor of Arts: Biology/Pre-medicine.
  • Medical Education: 1981 - 1985 College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa Degree received: Doctor of Osteopathy.


  • Internship: 1985 - 1986 Suncoast Hospital, Largo, Florida, Rotating Internship.
  • Residency: 1986 - 1989 Loyola University of Chicago, Foster McGraw Hospital/Loyola, University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois. Hines Veterans Administration Hospital Hines, Illinois.
  • Fellowship: 1989 - 1991 Graduate Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Board Certifications

  • 1990 Board Certification by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 1991 Board Certification by American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology
  • 1992, 1993, 1999 Associate Board Examiner for Oral Section, ABCN
  • 1994 Board Certification by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Added Qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology

Work history

  • 7/91 - 2/98 Neurology Associates, P.A., Tampa, Florida
  • 2/98 - Present Dr. William O. Tatum, IV, P.A., 13801 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33613

Professional affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Epilepsy Society
  • American Encephalographic Society
  • Southern Clinical Epilepsy and EEG Society
  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association

Hospital affiliations

  • James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • H. Lee Moffit Cancer Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • University Community Hospital, Tampa, FL


  • 1983 - 1984 Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Honor Society, President
  • 1983 - 1984 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities
  • 1998 Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
  • 1999 Who's Who in the World
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer for Epilepsia, Journal of Neuroimaging, and Neurology
  • Associate Examiner, American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 1999, St. Louis, MO October 1999, San Diego, CA April 2000

Academic appointments

  • 1991 - 8/99 Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida
  • 8/99- present Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida College of Medicine Tampa, Florida

Professional appointments

  • 1996 - Present Professional Advisory Board Member, Medical Co-Chairman, Epilepsy Services of West Central Florida
  • 1994 - 1996 Treasurer, Section of Neurology, Tampa General Hospital Department of Medicine
  • 1994 - 1999 Medical Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Tampa General Hospital

Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Echiverri HD, Tatum WO, Merens TA, and Coker SB. Akinetic Mutism: Pharmacologic probe of the dopaminergic mesencephalofrontal activating system. Pediatric Neurology 1988; 4:228-230.
  2. Tatum WO, Coker SB, Ghobrial M, and Abd-Allah S. The open opercular sign: diagnosis and significance. Annals of Neurology 1989; 25:196-199.
  3. TATUM WO, Sperling MR, and Jacobstein JG. Epileptic palatal myoclonus. Neurology 1991; 41(8):1305-6.
  4. TATUM WO. Reply to note on palatal myoclonus to the Editor. Neurology 1992; 42(5):1125-1126.
  5. TATUM WO, and Gonzalez MA. Carbamazepine toxicity in an epileptic induced by clarithromycin. Hospital Pharmacy 1994; 29(1):45-46.
  6. TATUM, WO. Reply to note on carbamazepine toxicity in an epileptic induced by clarithromycin. Hospital Pharmacy.
  7. Tatum WO, Sperling MR, O'Connor MJ, and Jacobstein JG. Interictal SPECT in partial epilepsy: Accuracy in localization and prediction in outcome. J. of Neuroimaging. 1995;5(3):142-144.
  8. Tatum WO, Alavi A, and Stecker MM. The utility of Tc-MHPAO SPECT in partial status epilepticus. Journal Nuclear Medicine 1994; 35:1087-1094.
  9. Tatum WO, and Stecker MM. Letter to the Editor. Epilepsia 36(2):214, 1995. In reference to; Handforth A, Cheng JT, Mandelkern MA, Treiman DM. Markedly increased mesiotemporal lobe metabolism in a case with PLEDs: further evidence that PLEDs are a manifestation of partial status epilepticus published in Epilepsia 1994;35:876-81.
  10. Tatum WO and Zachariah SB. Gabapentin treatment of seizures in acute intermittent porphyria. Neurology 1995; 45:1216-1217.
  11. Response published in Epilepsy Network News for Mini-Fellowship Alumni of IM4, No. 1, 1995. Regional Meeting Update for Non-Neurologist on Seizures.
  12. Tatum WO, Passaro E, Elia M, Guerrini R, Gieron M, and Genton P. Seizures in Klinefelter's syndrome. Pediatric Neurology 1998;19 (4), 275-278:
  13. Liporace J, Tatum IV W, Morris III GL, French J. Clinical utility of sleep-deprived versus computer-assisted ambulatory 16-channel EEG in epilepsy patients: a multi-center study. Epilepsy Res 1998;32:357-362.
  14. Tatum WO, Ross J, and Cole AJ. Epileptic Pseudodementia. Neurology 1998; 50: 1472-1475.
  15. Carranzana E, DeToledo J, Tatum WO, et al. Epilepsy and Religious Experiences: Voodoo Possession. Epilepsia 1999;40 (2):239-241.
  16. Tatum WO, Moore D, Stecker M, Baltuch G, French J and Vale F. Ventricular asystole during vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy in humans.. Neurology 1999;52:1267-1269.
  17. Tatum WO, Reply to Ventricular aystole during vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy in humans. Neurology
  18. Tatum WO, Ross J, Cole A. Epileptic Pseudodementia. Search on Epilepsy 1999.
  19. Tatum WO, Winters L, Gieron MD, Passaro EA, Benbadis S, Ferreira J and Liporace J. Seizure Recognition: Outpatient Results with Computer-Assisted Ambulatory EEG. 2000. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology.
  20. Tatum WO, Galvez R, Benbadis S, and Carrazana E. Epileptic Drugs: Into the New Millenium.eizure 1999:Submitted to the American Journal of Family Practice
  21. Tatum WO, French JA, Faught E, Morris III GL, Winters L, Fix A and the PADS investigators. Post Marketing Experience with Topiramate and Cognition. 1999:Submitted for Publication
  22. Benbadis S and Tatum WO. What's New in Epilepsy. 2000: Submitted for publication in the Archives of Family Practice
  23. Tatum WO. Response from the Author, Ventricular aystole during vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy in humans. Neurology 2000; 54:776
  24. Benbadis SR, Tatum WO, Vale F, Murtagh FR. MRI-evidence of mesial temporal sclerosis in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. 2000. Submitted for publication.
  25. Benbadis SR, Tatum WO IV. On the EEG in nonconvulsive status epilepticus. Letter Neurology 2000. Submitted
  26. Benbadis SR, Tatum WO IV, Fale FL. Non-pharmacologic options for medication-resistant epilepsy. What to do when drugs don't work: A proposed algorithm. Submitted for publication
  27. Tatum WO, Moore D, Stecker M, Baltuch G, French J and Vale F. Ventricular asystole during vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy in humans.. Search on Epilepsy. Vol 7. No 2, 2000. P10-13.