Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., served as senior vice president for health affairs at the University of Florida in Gainesville and president of UF Health between 2009 and 2018. He also served as board chair for both UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville and UF Health Jacksonville.
Since his appointment on July 1, 2009, Dr. Guzick focused on promoting close and trusting collaborations between Health Science Center faculty and hospital administration as the principal means of ensuring success in all three missions of UF Health, the University of Florida’s academic health center. He emphasized quality and safety in patient care as Job 1, and promoted excellence in clinical and translational research at UF to complement existing strength in biomedical science, including construction of an academic home for clinical and translational science.
He officially stepped down from his leadership roles on July 1, 2018. During Dr. Guzick’s nine-year tenure, the University of Florida Health Science Center saw unprecedented growth.
From 2002 to 2009, Dr. Guzick was dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. In addition to serving as dean, he was principal investigator for Rochester’s NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award. From 1995 until 2002, Dr. Guzick served as the Henry A. Thiede professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from New York University as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program of the National Institutes of Health. Following his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
An internationally known expert in reproductive endocrinology, Dr. Guzick was inducted into the Society of Scholars at Johns Hopkins University in 2004. In 2008, Dr. Guzick was elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the nation’s highest honors in the healthcare field.