Dr. Parker Gibbs selected as Chief Medical Officer for UF Health

Dr. Parker Gibbs selected as Chief Medical Officer for UF Health
Published: Nov 4, 2016
Nov 4, 2016

University of Florida Orthopaedic Oncologist C. Parker Gibbs Jr., M.D., was named chief medical officer for UF Health Shands, effective October 31, 2016.

In his new role, Gibbs will oversee medical staff practicing within UF Health Shands and will continue to provide a framework for a culture of safety and measurement of the quality of care by physicians and other clinicians. He also will represent UF Health Shands in physician recruitment, credentialing, discipline and continuing medical education, and will continue as an active, practicing member of the medical staff.

From the official UF Health news announcement:

"Dr. Gibbs is the embodiment of a ‘triple threat’ academic physician, and thus has the respect and support of the entire faculty,” said David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health. “He has developed a national reputation for excellence in clinical orthopedic oncology, has current NIH funding for his basic research on osteosarcoma and is an outstanding educator of future orthopedists. Building on this multifaceted career, and the excellent work he has done in the quality and safety arena for cancer patients at UF Health, Dr. Gibbs will no doubt be an outstanding chief medical officer at UF Health Shands Hospital."

To learn more about Dr. Gibbs and his new role as the chief medical officer for UF Health Shands, please read the full UF Health News article:


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