Dr. Anne Champeaux named chair of USF Health’s Pathology and Cell Biology Department

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine has named Anne Champeaux, MD, as the next chair of its Department of Pathology and Cell Biology. She will begin her new role on Aug. 7.

Dr. Champeaux currently serves as the anatomic and clinical pathology residency program director and associate professor for the department.

Anne Champeaux, MD

“Dr. Champeaux has proven an effective leader whose work to further advance graduate medical education greatly improved our pathology residency program. Anne brings a depth of experience, discipline and tremendous dedication to this key role, and I am confident her outstanding leadership and vison will drive the department’s future success at all levels,” said Dr. Charles J. Lockwood, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine.

The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology seeks excellence in its three-pronged mission of education, research and clinical care. The department provides education for medical students and graduate students, and sponsors the four-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited anatomic and clinical pathology resident program, along with several advanced fellowships for physicians seeking to specialize in pathology. In addition, the department offers clinical diagnostic services, and houses the anatomy division and several research laboratories.

Dr. Champeaux joined the department in 2013, bringing with her at the time nearly 15 years of experience in clinical practice and graduate medical education. She has since grown the residency program into one of the most competitive in Florida, filled with 16 residents who train at affiliated hospitals throughout the Tampa Bay region.

A decorated veteran who received the Army Meritorious Service Medal in 2007, 2008 and 2009, Dr. Champeaux said her success with the residency program reflects applying military principles of leadership and accountability. Now, she’ll aim to do the same with the department.

Working in conjunction with partners in the community, particularly Tampa General Hospital, Dr. Champeaux will expand the teaching, research and clinical operations, and recruit additional faculty members, all of which will bolster the quality of education, research, and service the department provides.

“I want to put our department on the map, so when people hear the name ‘USF Pathology,’ they know who we are, what we do, and they associate us with excellence,” Dr. Champeaux said.

Dr. Champeaux earned her bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Michigan State University and her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed post-graduation residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., where she previously worked as medical director of the Transfusion Services and Armed Services Blood Bank Center and residency program director for the pathology department.

She is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists and American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Dr. Champeaux will replace interim chair Phillip Marty, PhD, who is retiring from the university.

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