Dr. Warner elected Internist of Year by ACP Florida Chapter

Elizabeth Warner, MD, associate professor of medicine at USF, has been elected Internist of the Year by the Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Warner received the award, which recognizes outstanding dedication to the practice of internal medicine, at the organization’s annual meeting Nov. 6-7 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

This is Dr. Warner’s second award from the ACP Florida Chapter. In 1999, she was honored by the chapter as Outstanding Educator in Florida.

Elizabeth Warner, MD

“Dr. Warner is an exemplary physician who through her teaching activities, patient care, and clinical expertise unmistakably deserves to be recognized in such a manner,” said Kevin O’Brien, MD, FACP, associate professor of medicine and director of Medical Student Education at USF, who nominated Dr. Warner for the award. “I would not hesitate to have Dr. Warner care for any members of my family.”

Dr. Warner joined the USF College of Medicine in 1989. She is associate program director for the college’s Internal Medicine Residency Program and division director of General Internal Medicine. She played a critical role during the college’s recent site visit by the Residency Review Committee, which led to the maximum 5-year reaccreditation for the Internal Medicine residency. She has led efforts to increase residents’ exposure to primary care/ambulatory medicine and their use of electronic medical records in the ambulatory setting.

Dr. Warner directs the TGH Family Care Health Centers, which provide care to the medically underserved in Hillsborough County. This summer she was appointed the Hillsborough County Medical Association representative to the Hillsborough County Health Care Advisory Board.

Dr. Warner is known locally and nationally for her expertise in preventive medicine and substance abuse medicine. She has been consistently recognized by peers in the listing of “Best Doctors in America.”

The American College of Physicians is an organization of internists—physicians who specialize in prevention, detection, and treatment of illnesses in adults.