Posted on Mar 26, 2022

Trailblazer Spotlight: Elizabeth Remo, co-director of clinical affairs

Trailblazer Spotlight: Elizabeth Remo, co-director of clinical affairs

Dr. Elizabeth Remo grew up in the Philippines. She remembers watching her family make sacrifices for one another. She watched her aunt, who is a nurse, work hard abroad to provide for not only her immediate family, but her parents, siblings, nieces and nephews.

“I wanted to help, not just my family, but my community.”

Her inspiration to help and care for others started there, but it was the love and support from her family that kept her going.

She started her career in the medical-surgical telemetry unit as a registered nurse at Shand’s Hospital in Gainesville. Four years later, she graduated with her master’s degree in nursing and started her first job as an advanced practice registered nurse at Florida Cardiopulmonary Center.

After a few movements, Remo started at USF Health Department of Cardiology, where she’s been in practice since 2011. She didn’t stop there.

In 2011, she started her career in academia at the USF Health College of Nursing, while also studying for her doctor of nursing practice, with a focus in preventive cardiology. In 2020, she also received her post-master’s certification in nursing education.


Now, Remo says she is living out her biggest professional accomplishments yet, working as an assistant professor and co-director of clinical affairs at the College of Nursing and an assistant professor and neuro cardiac program coordinator at the USF College of Medicine.

“I enjoy working collaboratively with the college leadership team, faculty, and staff, as well as inter-professionally with healthcare colleagues,” she said.

Her commitment to the success of her students was recognized in 2021 when she received the Outstanding Faculty Service Award from the college.

While balancing a busy career, scholarly activity and her own family, Remo is also a film and commercial actress.

She said, “Once you find joy, anything is possible.”

Story by Cassidy Delamarter