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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.


  • New York University, B.A. (1972)
  • New York University, M.D. (1979)
  • New York University, Ph.D. (1979)

Honors and Awards

  • Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, (October 2008)
  • Member, Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars, (May 2004)
  • NYU AOA Alumni Award, (May 2003) Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, (1997)
  • APGO Best Teacher Awards and mdash;Magee Women's Hospital University of Pittsburgh, (1989 and 1991)
  • Best Physicians for Women, Good Housekeeping, (1997)