W. Patrick Duff

W. Patrick Duff, M.D.

Professor

Department: MD-OBGYN-MATERNAL FETAL MEDICI
Business Phone: (352) 273-7971
Business Email: duffp@ufl.edu

About W. Patrick Duff

My name is W. Patrick Duff, MD, and I am a professor at the University of Florida Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. I also serve as an associate dean for student affairs for the UF College of Medicine. Before I pursued medicine, I attended college at Harvard University and then earned a Master of Public Administration at the University of Virginia. Afterward, I changed career plans and entered medical school at Georgetown University, beginning 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 at San Antonio. I have 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, and retired from active duty, accepting a faculty position in the UF Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Some of my clinical interests include amniocentesis, preeclampsia and eclampsia, fetal heart monitoring, folic acid and birth defect prevention, gestational diabetes, vaginal bleeding in pregnancy, miscarriage and stillbirth.

Accomplishments

David A. Paulus Award for Clinical Excellence
2017 · UF College of Medicine
Exemplary teacher
2016-2017 · UF College of Medicine
Exemplary Teacher
2007-2014 · UF College of Medicine
Hippocratic Award
2007 · UF College of Medicine
Hippocratic Scholars Award
2007 · UF College of Medicine
Award for Sustained Excellence in Medical Education
2005 · Society of Teaching Scholars
Clinical Science Teacher of the Year
2002-2005 · UF College of Medicine
Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award
2001 · Alpha Omega Alpha
Hippocratic Award
1999 · UF College of Medicine
Clinical Science Teacher of the Year
1997-1998 · UF College of Medicine
Clinical Science Teacher of the Year
1994-1995 · UF College of Medicine
Teacher- Scholar of the Year
1994-1995 · University of Florida
Hippocratic Award
1991 · UF College of Medicine

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2014-2018,2020-2025,2022-2025,2024-2025
BMS6632 Endo and Reproduction
2013-2018
MDT7160 Elect Top Ob/Gyn
2018
MDC7180 Obs and Gyn Clerkship
2018
MDT7090 Elective Topics
2015-2018,2021
MDC7940 Internship 101
2018,2024-2025
BMS6300 Fund Micro and Immuno
2012-2014
BCC7201 Internship 101
2009-2013
MEL7932 Elect Top Ob/Gyn
2009,2011
MEL7960 Elective Topics
2011
MEL7953 Internship 101
2009
MEL7948 Elect Top/Medicine
2009
MEL7934 Elect Top/Orthopae Su
2009
MEL7933 Elect Top/Opthalmol
2009
MEL7949 Elect Top/Radia Oncol
2009
MEL7937 Elect Top/Pediatrics
2009
MEL7947 Elect Top/Community
2009
MEL7951 Elect Top/Surgery
2009
MEL7946 Elect Top/Anesthesiol
2009
MEL7945 Elect Top/Physiology
2009
MEL7938 Elect Top/Psychiatry
2023
BMS6003 Genetics and Health

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Women’s Health
Subspecialties
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Amniocentesis
  • Cord blood testing
  • Eclampsia
  • Episiotomy
  • Fetal heart monitoring
  • Folic acid and birth defect prevention
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes diet
  • HELLP syndrome
  • Hyperemesis gravidarum
  • Infectious diseases
  • Intrauterine growth restriction
  • Placenta abruption – definition
  • Placenta previa
  • Placental insufficiency
  • Polyhydramnios
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy – health risks
  • Pregnancy and the flu
  • Pregnancy care
  • Quadruple screen test
  • Small for gestational age (SGA)
  • Stillbirth
  • Ultrasound pregnancy
  • Vaginal bleeding in pregnancy

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-1413-3114

Publications

2019
Prevention of Infection After Cesarean Delivery
Clinical obstetrics and gynecology (Online). 62(4):758-770 [DOI] 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000460.
2019
Prevention of Opportunistic Infections in Women With HIV Infection
Clinical obstetrics and gynecology (Online). 62(4):816-822 [DOI] 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000483.
2016
A comparison of 3 antibiotic regimens for prevention of postcesarean endometritis: an historical cohort study
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 214(6):751.e1-751.e4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.02.037.
2013
Influenza vaccine: a safe bet for mother and baby.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 121(3):503-504 [DOI] 10.1097/AOG.0b013e318285cf61. [PMID] 23635609.
2012
Limited Course of Antibiotic Treatment for Chorioamnionitis Reply
Obstetrics and Gynecology. 120(3) [DOI] 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31826772ef.
2012
Limited course of antibiotic treatment for chorioamnionitis.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 119(6):1102-5 [DOI] 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31824b2e29. [PMID] 22617573.
2011
A Simple Checklist for Preventing Major Complications Associated With Cesarean Delivery Reply
Obstetrics and Gynecology. 117(3) [DOI] 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31820c37ea.
2011
Protected health information on social networking sites: ethical and legal considerations.
Journal of medical Internet research. 13(1) [DOI] 10.2196/jmir.1590. [PMID] 21247862.
2010
A simple checklist for preventing major complications associated with cesarean delivery.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 116(6):1393-1396 [DOI] 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181fae763. [PMID] 21099608.
2009
A Pregnant Woman With Fever After a Trip To Africa Systemic Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection and Cytomegalovirus Placentitis.
New England Journal of Medicine. 360:508-516
2009
Case 4-2009: a Pregnant Woman With Fever After a Trip To Africa Reply
New England Journal of Medicine. 360
2006
Assessing the relationship between preterm delivery and various microorganisms recovered from the lower genital tract.
The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians. 19(6):357-63 [PMID] 16801313.
2006
Dear graduate.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 107(6):1411-2 [PMID] 16738171.
2006
The interleukin-1 beta +3953 single nucleotide polymorphism: cervical protein concentration and preterm delivery risk.
American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989). 55(4):259-64 [PMID] 16533337.
2004
Teaching and assessing professionalism in medicine.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 104(6):1362-6 [PMID] 15572503.
2004
Vaginal-perianal compared with vaginal-rectal cultures for identification of group B streptococci.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 104(5 Pt 1):1058-61 [PMID] 15516402.
2003
Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis and early-onset neonatal sepsis patterns.
Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology. 11(4):221-6 [PMID] 15108869.
2003
Is perioperative hypothermia a risk factor for post-Cesarean infection?
Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology. 11(2):75-80 [PMID] 14627212.
2003
Single additional dose postpartum therapy for women with chorioamnionitis.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 102(5 Pt 1):957-61 [PMID] 14672470.
2002
Antibiotic selection in obstetrics: making cost-effective choices.
Clinical obstetrics and gynecology. 45(1):59-72 [PMID] 11862059.
2002
Antimicrobial susceptibility of Gram-negative uropathogens isolated from obstetric patients.
Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology. 10(3):123-6 [PMID] 12625967.
2002
Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis 1: relative effects of recommended antibiotics on gram-negative pathogens.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 100(3):534-9 [PMID] 12220774.
2002
Intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis 2: positive predictive value of antenatal group B streptococci cultures and antibiotic susceptibility of clinical isolates.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 100(3):540-4 [PMID] 12220775.
2002
Professionalism in medicine: an A-Z primer.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 99(6):1127-8 [PMID] 12052610.
2001
The ABCs of effective teaching.
The Pharos of Alpha Omega Alpha-Honor Medical Society. Alpha Omega Alpha. 64(3):22-3 [PMID] 11594081.
1998
Preventing neural tube defects: the importance of periconceptional folic acid supplements.
Obstetrics and gynecology. 91(6):1027-34 [PMID] 9611019.

Education

Fellowship – Maternal/Fetal Medicine
1983 · University of Texas
Residency – Obstetrics and Gynecology
1978 · Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Medical Degree
1974 · Georgetown University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-7971
Emails:
Business:
duffp@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100216
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
1600 SW ARCHER RD RM M301E
GAINESVILLE FL 32610