Charles (Charly) J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM

Senior Vice President, USF Health
Dean, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

At USF Health, Dr. Lockwood leads the Morsani College of Medicine and the Colleges of Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy; and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. He also oversees the USF Physicians Group, the faculty group practice of the medical school – and the largest multispecialty group practice in West-Central Florida. He assumed these leadership roles on May 5, 2014. Dr. Lockwood also holds the rank of professor in the medical school's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Professor in the USF College of Public Health.

Dr. Lockwood is internationally known for his research expertise in obstetrics and gynecology and has received multiple awards and commendations for his discoveries. He has authored more than 270 peer-reviewed publications, 80 text book chapters and reviews, 141 editorials, authored or co-authored three books and co-edited seven major textbooks. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science. He has been credited with leading a research team that discovered fetal fibronectin, the first biochemical predictor of prematurity. He has also made major discoveries in the field of endometrial biology.

Dr. Lockwood is the recipient of multiple research grant awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the March of Dimes and other foundations. Dr. Lockwood has chaired and/or served on multiple committees of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, NIH, the Food and Drug Administration, and is a past president of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (formerly the Society for Gynecologic Investigation), the largest international reproductive science organization. He has been a tireless advocate of the training of physician scientists.

Dr. Lockwood earned a Sc.B., magna cum laude, with distinction, from Brown University; his medical degree was obtained from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and he has a Master of Science in Health Care Management degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital and his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was elected to the Sigma Xi and Alpha Omega Alpha research and medical honor societies, respectively.

Before joining USF Health, Dr. Lockwood spent three years as the dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and vice president of Health Sciences. Prior to joining Ohio State, Dr. Lockwood spent nine years as the Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor of Women's Health and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale University School of Medicine. Prior to his post at Yale, he served as the Stanley H. Kaplan Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York University School of Medicine from 1995 to 2002, and was acting director of NYU's Kaplan Cancer Center from 1998 to 2000. His previous appointments include the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and the faculty of Tufts University.

Dr. Lockwood's clinical interests include the prevention of recurrent pregnancy loss, preterm delivery, and maternal thrombosis. Dr. Lockwood maintains an active research lab at USF Health dedicated to research in these areas. He helped launch and practices at the Pregnancy Loss Prevention Center, which is housed at the USF Health South Tampa Center for Advanced Healthcare on the campus of Tampa General Hospital.