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Kevin R Vincent, MD, PhD : Bio and credentials

Sports Medicine Specialist

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My bio

My name is Kevin Vincent, MD, PhD, and I am the John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Chair of the University of Florida Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. I also serve as the director of the UF Health Running Medicine Clinic and the medical director of the UF Health Sports Performance Center. I received my doctorate degree in exercise physiology and my medical degree from UF. Following medical school, I completed my residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Virginia, where I was elected chief resident. My clinical interests include running medicine, sports medicine and musculoskeletal medicine with a particular emphasis on overuse injuries and strength training. I am active with research and have published numerous articles, specifically in the areas of running medicine, sports medicine, sports nutrition, resistance exercise and exercise adaptations in healthy and clinical populations. I particularly enjoy lecturing at conferences nationwide about running medicine and its related injuries.

As a physician, it is my goal to help all my patients reach their highest level of function so they can achieve their goals and enjoy their desired lifestyle. My approach to care involves the patient and their loved ones in the decision-making process so we are working as a team, developing the treatment plan and setting goals tailored to the needs of each patient.

In my free time, I enjoy exercising, leading an active lifestyle and spending time with my family. It is rarely quiet or dull in our house. In addition to our busy careers, my wife and I have three sons, two dogs and five exotic birds, so there is always something going on. We cherish the few quiet moments at the end of the day when we can unwind and relax.

Board certifications

  • Sports Medicine



  • Residency - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    University of Virginia, 2007

  • Internship

    University of Virginia, 2004

  • Medical Degree

    University of Florida, 2003

My areas of focus





  • Vice-President

    American College of Sports Medicine, 2019-2022

  • Elected to UF Faculty Senate representing the UF College of Medicine

    UF College of Medicine, 2018-2021

  • Tenure and Promotion Committee

    UF College of Medicine, 2017-2020

  • Faculty: American College of Sports Medicine International Team Physician Course (ITPC), Kakamega Kenya

    American College of Sports Medicine International, 2017-2017

  • Chair, Musculoskeletal Medicine Council

    AAPMR, 2016-2016

  • America’s Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly, 2015-2020

  • Elected to Board-of –Trustees

    American College of Sports Medicine, 2015-2015

  • Medical Coverage

    Ironman World Championships, Kona, HI, 2015-2015

  • Awarded Tenure

    University of Florida, 2014-2014

  • Academy of Research Excellence

    University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute, 2013-2013

  • Fellow

    American College of Sports Medicine, 2013-2013

  • US Bone and Joint Decade Scholar

    Bone and Joint Initiative, 2010-2012

  • Program for Academic Leadership

    AAP, 2008-2011