Dean’s Welcome

Dr. Joseph A. Tyndall
Joseph A Tyndall, MD, MPH Professor and Interim Dean University of Florida College of Medicine

Welcome to the University of Florida College of Medicine, the largest of six colleges at the UF Health academic health center. The faculty, students and staff of the College of Medicine are passionately committed to improving the health and well-being of people in Florida, as well as in our nation and across the world, through excellence in education, clinical care, discovery and service.

As the No. 1 ranked medical school in the state of Florida, The UF College of Medicine has developed one of the premier medical education programs in the country, with a mission to educate and inspire the next generation of leaders in health care, biomedical sciences, health services research and academic medicine.

Our federally funded research programs seek to improve our understanding of human health and disease through groundbreaking discoveries and translate them into new solutions that promote health and improve quality of care. At the UF College of Medicine, we look for opportunities to advance a research agenda that reflects the health priorities and diversity of our communities in an effort to promote health equity and eliminate health disparities.

Along with our partners, including UF Health Shands and the Veterans Health Administration as well as UF Health clinical care practices, the largest multispecialty group practice in Florida, we provide comprehensive, patient-centered, culturally sensitive, compassionate and innovative health care of the highest quality to all.

As a member of the College of Medicine faculty now in my 13th year of service, I can say with complete conviction that our college is exceptional because of the faculty and staff who come to work every day with unrelenting dedication to our patients and an unbridled commitment to closing in on elusive research breakthroughs and helping our students become the compassionate, highly skilled health care providers of tomorrow. As an institution, we value diversity and understand we are stronger when we weave together different perspectives in working toward our common goals.

The University of Florida College of Medicine, by virtue of the vision of our founders, the support of the state of Florida and the generous gifts of individuals and groups who recognize the value of our missions, is on a path of greatness through service.

What a great time to be a Gator!

Joseph A. Tyndall, M.D., M.P.H. 
Professor and Interim Dean

University of Florida College of Medicine