Dr. Timothy Huckaby, Medical Director for Orlando Recovery Center, is a clinical expert, and a triple board-certified physician in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Anesthesiology. A graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Dr. Huckaby completed his residency in anesthesiology at LSU and received additional training at Brigham and Women’s, Harvard Medical School, prior to completing his addiction medicine fellowship at the University of Florida. While at UF, he also earned his certification in Transcranial Magnetic Brain Stimulation and accepted a position as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Florida where he treated patients for chemical dependency detoxification, and pain disorders. Shortly thereafter, he became the Director of Addiction and Pain Medicine, and director of the intensive outpatient chemical dependency treatment program at the UF Health Florida Recovery Center at Orlando Health.
Dr. Huckaby serves as the President of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine and has been the chairman of committees for the International Doctors of Alcoholics Anonymous. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is the author of multiple chapters in textbooks and training manuals in addition to peer reviewed scientific papers, abstracts, and practice guidelines.
Additional career highlights prior to specializing in addiction medicine include being named Chief Resident at LSU, Chief Fellow in obstetric anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s, Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital of New Orleans, and Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology at Arnold Palmer Children and Women’s Hospital in Orlando.
Dr. Huckaby has spent his career helping people in times of crisis, providing both expert care and compassion. He is passionate in his belief that addictions are treatable diseases and that as addiction experts we must carry this message to all patients and all physicians, and lead the way with continued innovations that make real differences in patients’ lives.
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