• patient safety


    • USF Health is focused on providing the safest care for our patients. To accomplish this goal, we currently employ a robust electronic health records system, known as Epic, to improve patient outcomes. This system allows physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals to determine the best course of care for each individual patient.

  • strategic goals


    • USF Health is a leader in shaping a future that puts the patient at the center of the health care team. Our academic health center’s collaborative approach to education, research and clinical practice adds value to the compassionate patient care we deliver, combining the strengths and perspectives of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, public health professionals, physical therapists, physician assistants and other health professionals.

  • quality improvements


    • USF Health is a proud health care leader in Florida’s southwest region. We use evidence-based medicine, individualized treatment plans and patient safety mechanisms to ensure that our patients have the best outcomes while lowering their costs. Our health care providers are committed to making life better.

Nurturing & Mentoring Faculty

March 26, 2019

The mission of the University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences is to demonstrate excellence in movement sciences through interprofessional education, evidence based clinical practice, research and service. The key to successful curriculum starts with nurturing and mentoring the facu.....


Lifelong Learning

March 26, 2019

  Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM, senior vice president of USF Health and dean of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine is known for saying that by 2020, medical knowledge will double every 73 days, compared with every 20 years when he was a student.  The only way to keep up with this acceleration in medical techn.....


Academic Medicine

March 27, 2019

What separates USF Health from other multi-specialty practices in the Tampa Bay area is that it is part of an academic medical center, a connection that benefits both patients and the community it serves. Academic medicine means better health care. As the only academic medical center on the west coast of Florida, USF Heal.....



The new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute is staggering in its impact — in terms of academic, research and economic significance,” Charles J. Lockwood, MD, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine said."


Patient and Community Centered Care

April 02, 2019

Current Events: Manikins Versus Cadavers, with Dr. Haru Okuda

  A National Geographic article titled, "Digital Cadavers are Replacing Real Ones but Should They?" compares the pros and cons of simulation technology and cadavers. The article talks about the importance of cadavers for the empathy they teach medical students. "When I trained, I spent a semester with a person who had donated themselves to science and to medici.....


April 02, 2019

Physician Burnout, with Dr. John T. Sinnott

Burnout has been defined as a long-term, unresolvable job stress that leads to exhaustion and feeling overwhelmed, cynical, detached from the job, and lacking a sense of personal accomplishment. According to Medscape's 2019 survey of more than 15,000 physicians in over 29 specialties, 44% of physicians reported feeling burned out; 11% were colloquially depressed and 4.....


January 10, 2019

The Power of Academic Medicine, with Dr. Jessica Brumley

The power of academic medicine can be found in USF Health's department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. A number of expecting mothers are at risk of complications and through interprofessional collaboration, Jessica Brumley, CNM, PhD, assistant professor and midwifery director can optimize the care of these patients. In addition, an academic medical center provides patients w.....


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Larry Dishaw, PhD

“Many factors are at play in regulating the microbiome,” said Dr. Dishaw. “And a lot of researchers around the world are interested in how the microbiome colonizes in animals, how this microbial community achieves stability, how it can shift out of balance, and how it is relevant to protecting human health.”"



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Cardiothoracic Surgeon, USF Health

Obtaining the title of a Cardiothoracic Surgeon brought me more joy than anything. I really enjoy my job and working with patients."
USF Health: To envision and implement the future of health.

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