William Patrick Duff, M.D.

Dr. Patrick DuffAssociate Dean and Professor
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine

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I was born on May 20, 1946, in Washington, D.C., and raised in suburban Maryland. 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 28 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.