John D. Davis, M.D.

W.C. Thomas Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Chairman
Director, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Florida

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Dr. Davis graduated from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in 1986 and completed his residency training at the University of Florida in 1990. He then spent four years in Germany serving in the United States Army before returning to the University of Florida to join the faculty. Dr. Davis was Chief of the Division of Gynecology, Gynecologic Surgery, and Obstetrics between 1995 and October 2016.  In November 2016, he was appointed Associate Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He has served as the Residency Program Director since 2013.

Dr. Davis’s primary professional interests are general gynecology, surgical gynecology, and medical education. He provides basic and advanced gynecologic services for women in north central Florida and throughout the state of Florida and south Georgia. He is able to offer nonsurgical, minimally invasive, and traditional surgical options for women with abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, cervical dysplasia, pelvic masses, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.

Throughout his career, Dr. Davis has been recognized as an excellent medical educator. He received the Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Teacher of the Year Award every year during his residency. As a faculty member, he has served as advisor to two fourth-year medical school classes. In 1997, he received the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics Excellence in Teaching Award and, in 1998 and 2016, received the OB-GYN J. Lee Dockery Teaching Award. In 2000, he received the College of Medicine’s Hippocratic Award, given to the faculty member who, in the eyes of the graduating class, has been their most dedicated and inspirational teacher. In 2002, Dr. Davis was inducted into the University of Florida Society of Teaching Scholars, a society whose members have demonstrated interest in and dedication to medical education. He consistently receives the College of Medicine’s Exemplary Teacher Award.

Dr. Davis is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and is an active member of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), the American Urogynecology Society (AUGS), and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy (AAGL). He has lectured nationally and published on topics including abnormal uterine bleeding, urinary incontinence, ectopic pregnancy, contraception, the management of abnormal Pap smears, prevention of venous thromboembolic complications of gynecologic surgery, and the management of operative injuries of the ureter. He is an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Dr. Davis has been listed in “Best Doctors in America” annually since 2001.  He travels to Fond des Blancs, Haiti, annually to provide gynecologic surgical services to the underserved women of Haiti.