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Richard S Schofield, MD, FACC

Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

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About me

Dr. Richard S. Schofield is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. He is also the Vice Chairman for Veterans Affairs within the Department of Medicine at the University of Florida and he is Chief of the Medical Service for the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, one of the largest integrated health systems in the Veterans Health Administration. Since 1997, Dr. Schofield has also served as an Attending Cardiologist in the adult Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Program at the University of Florida and the Shands Transplant Center.

From 2001-2010, Dr. Schofield led the Cardiology Section at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. In that capacity Dr. Schofield supervised one of the busiest cardiovascular programs in the VA. Dr. Schofield has received local, regional, and national awards from the Department of Veterans Affairs for Quality Improvement and/or Systems Redesign. In 2007, Dr. Schofield was named to the national VA Cardiology Field Advisory Committee, and in 2011 he was named as the VA representative to the American College of Cardiology Board of Governors.

Dr. Schofield is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He is the director of an award-winning telehealth heart failure management program affiliated with the VA Office of Telehealth Services.

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Top areas of exploration

  • Heart Failure , 23 publications
  • Heart Transplantation , 21 publications
  • Coronary Artery Disease , 10 publications
  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists , 8 publications

Research activity

90 publications

2,688 citations

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Mend a Failing Heart

Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. This condition affects nearly six million Americans annually and…

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