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The Department of Medicine has a long-standing tradition of excellence in compassionate patient care, innovative research and distinguished education, founded on the twin principles of caring and investigation.

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Department of Medicine Chair’s Message

All internists are at heart a strange mix of both detective and engineer. We are attracted to Internal Medicine in the first place because we are detectives, we want to solve problems, and the problems we want to solve are what makes people sick, because it hurts us when someone suffers, when someone presents with a complex of symptoms that causes them pain. We cannot help ourselves, when faced with someone who is hurting we cannot help but respond, to investigate. “Why is this happening?” we ask ourselves, late at night, laying bed, why? Driving into work early in the morning, while it is still dark, tell me you have not done this; of course you have, you are in Internists. This drives you, it makes you crazy, the not knowing, not able to understand why. This is the heart of an Internist.

But there is another part to your heart, if you are an Internist. This is the part that, when you finally understand the reason for the suffering, you want to attack it, you want to fix it. Once you understand the reason for the problem, you and I cannot rest until it is fixed. Read More...

Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursdays, 11am – noon

UF HSC, Communicore Bldg, Room C1-11

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Medicine Grand Rounds

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Medicine Grand Rounds

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Department of Medicine News


Grand Rounds – “The Elimination of Tuberculosis” – Richard Chaisson, MD – Johns Hopkins

On Thursday, October 6th, Dr. Chaisson from Johns Hopkins spoke at the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds on “The Elimination of Tuberculosis.”   Richard E. Chaisson, M.D., is Professor of […]


Leading the way toward efficiency, effectiveness. Robert Leverence, MD, and Diana Richardson, MBA, co-chair the ‘Medicine Genocentricity’ team.

A coalition of more than 250 executive leaders, managers and frontline staff are working together to address key quality and patient experience measures amid the steadily increasing number of patients. Co-chairs Robert […]


UF Health designated as one of 28 NPF centers for pancreatic cancer

The National Pancreas Foundation (NPF), a nonprofit organization that provides hope for those suffering from pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, announced the designation of twenty-eight additional National Pancreas Foundation Centers for […]


UF Health Travel Medicine Clinic

Offering travelers country specific vaccinations and antibiotic prophylaxis not generally available at primary care practices, as well as health safety counseling. Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, we […]


New Primary Care Innovations Conference

Join the Primary Care Innovations Conference on March 10, 2017 in Gainesville, FL.


Dr. Drusano – Lake Nona $12 Million Grant for Accelerating the Cure for Tuberculosis

UF has been awarded a five-year, $12 million grant (P01AI123036) titled: “Optimizing Combination Therapy to Accelerate Clinical Cure of Tuberculosis.” Principal investigators George Drusano, M.D., and Arnold Louie, M.D., director and […]

Dr. Newton Award

Chris Newton, MD Memorial Lectureship – Excellence in Education and Diabetes Care Award

  It has been about a month since our colleague Chris Newton passed away unexpectedly. Chris was an expert in Type 1 diabetes, both as a patient and as an […]