Dr. John Curran earns top service award from HCMA

In recognition of his enduring commitment for providing access to quality health care to the Tampa Bay area’s youngest residents, John Curran, MD, associate vice president for USF Health and senior executive associate dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, was awarded the Frederick A. Reddy, M.D. Memorial Award from the Hillsborough County Medical Association.

The Frederick A. Reddy, MD, Memorial Award was established in 2006 and exemplifies Dr. Reddy’s belief of giving back to society, his dedication to medicine, community service, social justice, and the youth of Tampa Bay.

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Dr. Curran receiving the award from Mrs. Maisie Reddy, widow of Dr. Frederick Reddy.

A charter member of the Morsani College of Medicine faculty, Dr. Curran’s leadership has been recognized with the Abraham Jacobi Award of the American Medical Association, a Lifetime Healthcare Hero Award in the Tampa Bay Region, and the March of Dimes Lawton Chiles Perinatal Award.

Dr. Curran practiced as the founding neonatologist at Tampa General Hospital and as the hospital’s Chief of Pediatrics. He is medical director for the Tampa Bay regional Children’s Medical Services programs for children with special health care needs. He is past chair of the District X American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization of 60,000 pediatricians representing Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Puerto Rico.

Dr. Curran has taken active and leadership roles in countless organizations including the Society of Air Force Flight Surgeons (he is a Member Emeritus), Florida Medical Association, American Medical Association, Florida Society of Neonatal-Perinatologists, Hillsborough County Healthy Start, Inc., American Lung Association of Gulf Coast Florida, American Lung Association of Florida, the Tri Agency Council (American Heart Association of Florida, American Lung Association of Florida, and American Cancer Society, Florida Affiliate), March of Dimes, and Florida Department of Health.

In addition, Dr. Curran is the facilitator and a key contact for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, a statewide initiative using quality improvement processes in projects to improve Florida’s maternal and infant health outcomes, and a March of Dimes recipient. He participated in a recent Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act grant from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, providing an award of $12 million over five years for children’s services in Florida and Illinois.