Herbert Ward, M.D.

Herbert E Ward, Jr, M.D.

(352) 265-4357

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Dr. Ward has served as the medical director for the department, medical director for the VA PTSD program, director of psychiatric specialty clinics, co-director of the UF Weight Management Program, and interim director for our general adult clinic. In addition, he has chaired four faculty search committees, the Anxiety Disorders Program Development Committee, and the Weight Management Program Development Committee. Currently, Herbert Ward, M.D. is on the Shands at UF Executive Committee and continues to be both a role model for medical psychiatry but also actively involved in bringing evidence-based practices to UF College of Medicine, clinics and inpatient psychiatric settings.

Herbert Ward, M.D. received a Masters in neuropharmacology before attending medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed a combined residency training program in internal medicine and psychiatry from West Virginia University which lead to board certification in both specialties. His training in a med/psych clinical environment serves as a background for his current appointment as the vice chair for clinical services and chief of adult clinics and clinical services. He is an expert in internal medicine and psychiatry and their area of overlap. Areas of special interest include diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders in the outpatient , medical, and primary care settings. Dr. Ward's commitment to medical education has been recognized through his receipt of the NIMH Faculty Scholar Award early in his career and Faculty Teaching Awards from two different universities. Administrative experience at UF has included serving as the acting director of psychiatry for UF Student Health, medical director for the Department of Psychiatry and director of the psychiatry specialty clinics. Dr. Ward's combined training in internal medicine and psychiatry, investment in clinical teaching and administrative experience make him uniquely qualified for this position.



Residency - Psychiatry
West Virginia University

Residency - Internal Medicine
West Virginia University

Internship - Psychiatry
West Virginia University

Medical Degree
University of South Carolina

Master of Science - Pharmacology
University of South Carolina

Bachelor of Science - Biology
Francis Marion University

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Honors and Awards

Founder Award
UF Health Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases

Endowed Kaine Professorship
University of Florida - College of Medicine

Resident Mentor Award
Department of Psychiatry - University of Florida

Exemplary Teacher Award
Department of Psychiatry - University of Florida

Teacher of the Year Award
Department of Psychiatry - University of Florida

Faculty Teaching Award
Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry - West Virginia University School of Medicine