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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...

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Sep21

Medicine Grand Rounds

From 11:00am until 12:00pm

Sep28

Medicine Grand Rounds

From 11:00am until 12:00pm

Oct5

Medicine Grand Rounds

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Oct12

Medicine Grand Rounds

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Department of Medicine News

Dr. Ellen Zimmerman Selected as a Fellow in the 2017-2018 Class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women

Dr. Ellen Zimmerman Selected as a Fellow in the 2017-2018 Class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women

Ellen Zimmerman, M.D., Professor Department of Medicine and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs has been selected as a Fellow in the 2017-2018 Class of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership […]

Eric Rosenberg named associate chief medical officer

Eric Rosenberg named associate chief medical officer

In May, Eric Rosenberg, M.D., MSPH, FACP, joined the hospital leadership team as associate chief medical officer for UF Health Shands. Rosenberg will report to the chief medical officer in […]

$2 million NIH grant to help UF researchers pursue multiple sclerosis vaccine

$2 million NIH grant to help UF researchers pursue multiple sclerosis vaccine

Many drug treatments for multiple sclerosis suppress the entire immune system, a big drawback that leaves patients susceptible to infection and cancer. Now two University of Florida researchers have been […]

2016-17 Consult Service of the Year Awardee – Kartik Cherabuddi, MD

Congratulations to Dr. Kartik Cherrabuddi for winning the 2016-17 Department of Medicine Consult Service of the Year for his work in Infectious Disease!

Faculty Teaching and Mentoring Awardees 2016-2017

Our greatest reward in academic health care is to see a young physician, extender or investigator discover the joy of medicine on their own, and see extrinsic motivation become intrinsic […]

Charles Wingo, MD – Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award from the UF COM

Join us in congratulating Dr. Charles Wingo!  He is most deserving of this award, as he has been a loyal Gator for decades, and has trained large numbers of outstanding […]

Dr. Priya Gopalan Elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society

Congratulations to Priya Gopalan for being elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society by the UF residents! This award goes to those faculty who exemplify the Hippocratic ideals of medical […]

Drs. Koratala and Bhatti Published in NEJM – Incidental Finding of Oleothorax

An 86-year-old woman with hypertension who had been treated for pulmonary tuberculosis in the 1950s presented with burning chest and epigastric pain.