Edmund F. Funai, MD
Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Administration, USF Health Vice President for Strategic Development, USF System
Dr. Edmund Funai joined USF Health in November 2014, bringing with him extensive expertise and experience in building strong organizations, faculty practice and hospital operations. Primarily, Dr. Funai leads the daily operations for the colleges of USF Health – Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health. A leading expert in patient safety and quality improvement, he focuses on continuing the rapid expansion of USF Health clinical operations and partnerships with area hospitals.
Dr. Funai also advises USF President Judy Genshaft in creating and executing USF System strategic initiatives.
Prior to joining USF Health, Dr. Funai was interim dean of Ohio State University College of Medicine and chief operating officer for the five hospitals that comprise the OSU Health System.
Dr. Funai has also held leadership positions at New York and Yale Universities, having served as director of obstetrics at Bellevue Hospital, NYU’s major affiliate and as chair of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Regional Perinatal Care Task Force. He also was chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Yale and chief of obstetrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Dr. Funai is a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame and of New York Medical College, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the prestigious medical school honor society. He completed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and a fellowship in maternal–fetal medicine at NYU School of Medicine.
An outstanding clinician, Dr. Funai has been continuously named to numerous “Best Doctors” lists, including those published by Castle–Connolly since 2007.
His research interests include hypertension in pregnancy and patient safety. His patient safety work has been recognized with the Award for Research Excellence by the Society for Maternal–Fetal Medicine. He has more than 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, numerous chapters in prestigious textbooks, and 120 presentations at national meetings. He has also edited a textbook in high risk obstetrics and his research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.