William Patrick Duff, M.D.

Dr. Patrick DuffAssociate Dean and Professor
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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I was born on May 20, 1946, in Washington, D.C. I was raised in suburban Maryland and attended public schools throughout high school. I attended college at Harvard University from 1964 to 1968 and then pursued a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the University of Virginia from 1968 to 1970. At that point, I had a change in career plans and entered medical school at Georgetown University. I graduated from Georgetown in May 1974 and then began a long service obligation with the U.S. Army. While in military service, I completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas in San Antonio. I served as a faculty member at three of the Army’s major teaching centers: Walter Reed, Letterman, and Madigan. I completed my military service as Director of Obstetrics at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. In 1989, I retired from active duty and accepted a faculty position in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Florida.

I have worked at the University of Florida for 24 years. I formerly served as the Residency Program Director and Director of Fellowship Research until stepping down in July 2013.  I continue to serve as Associate Dean for Student Affairs. My principal academic interests are research in infectious diseases; teaching students, residents, and fellows; and writing and editing scientific manuscripts.

I married my wife, Judy Eberle, on August 10, 1968, and we have been together for 45 very happy years. We have four children who range in age from 26 to 38 years. My principal extracurricular activities are spending time with my family, reading, and playing the guitar in our church choir.