Senior VP for Health Affairs
David S. Guzick
Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, UF
President, UF Health
As Senior VP for Health Affairs for the University of Florida, Dr. Guzick reports to University of Florida President Kent Fuchs.
Dr. Guzick oversees operations for all the components of UF Health, the university’s academic health center. The following executive teams report to Dr. Guzick:
- UF Health Chief Administrative Officers
- UF Health-affiliated College Deans
- Institute & Center Directors
- UF Health Shands Executive Team
- UF Health Jacksonville Executive Team
DAVID S. GUZICK, MD, PhD, is senior vice president for health affairs at the University of Florida and president of UF Health. He also serves as board chair for both UF Health Shands Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville.
Since his appointment in 2009, Dr. Guzick has focused on promoting close and trusting collaborations between Health Science Center faculty and hospital administration as the principal means of ensuring success in all three missions of UF Health. He has emphasized quality and safety in patient care as Job 1 and has promoted excellence in clinical and translational research at UF to foster technology commercialization and economic development in the region.
From 2002 to 2009, Dr. Guzick was dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. In addition to serving as dean, he was principal investigator for Rochester’s National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award. From 1995 until 2002, Dr. Guzick served as the Henry A. Thiede professor and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester. He earned his medical and doctoral degrees from New York University as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program of the National Institutes of Health. Following a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, he completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
An internationally recognized expert in reproductive endocrinology, Dr. Guzick was inducted into the Society of Scholars at the Johns Hopkins University in 2004. In 2008, Dr. Guzick was elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation’s highest honors in the fields of medicine and health.