John Curran, MD

John Curran, MDAssociate Vice President, USF Health
Senior Executive Associate Dean, Faculty and Academic Affairs, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

A charter member of the Morsani College of Medicine faculty, Dr. John Curran is a professor of pediatrics completing his sixteenth year in senior administration at the college. His leadership has been recognized with the Abraham Jacobi Award of the American Medical Association, a Lifetime Healthcare Hero Award in the Tampa Bay Region, and the March of Dimes Lawton Chiles Perinatal Award.

Until recently, he practiced as the founding neonatologist at Tampa General Hospital and as the hospital’s Chief of Pediatrics. He is medical director for regional Children’s Medical Services programs for children with special health care needs. He is past chair of the District X American Academy of Pediatrics, an organization of 60,000 pediatricians representing Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Puerto Rico.

Dr. Curran is the facilitator and a key contact for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, a statewide initiative using quality improvement processes in projects to improve Florida’s maternal and infant health outcomes, and a March of Dimes recipient. He participated in a recent Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act grant from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, providing an award of $12 million over five years for children’s services in Florida and Illinois.

Dr. Curran is a member of the Medical School Section of the American Medical Association, fills many leadership roles in the Florida Medical Association, and served as President of the Hillsborough County Medical Association and is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees. A member of the Association of American Medical Colleges Faculty Forward Initiative, he was invited to speak at the AAMC Annual Meeting about experiences and initiatives to promote culture change in the workplace and to lead the school in its transitional aspirational goals toward national prominence with innovations in faculty support, promotions, and development.