The University of South Florida is the second largest university in Florida and one of the top 15 largest universities in the U.S. with almost 40,000 students. Opening in 1971, the College of Medicine joins the College of Nursing and the College of Public Health to comprise USF Health, located on the northwest corner of the campus. USF is closely affiliated with a number of hospitals throughout the Tampa Bay area. These facilities, along with the USF Medical Clinics, provide care to a wide range of patients of all ages. The Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery physicians also provide care at the following facilities:
Tampa General Hospital
This 877-bed teaching center, located within walking distance of the Davis Boulevard facility, works with the University of South Florida to staff several unique specialty units, including a burn center, level-1 trauma center, childbirth center and children's medical center. TGH is USF's primary teaching hospital. USF physicians care for over half of the hospital's patients and account for half its revenues. While Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery does not service any medical clinics at the main hospital facility, the Department is called in to consult on many cases generated by private and other USF physicians.
Health Park Specialty Clinics
A dermatology clinic at TGH's Health Park facility on 30th Street is serviced by residents from the USF Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery program and volunteer clinical faculty from around the community:
- Coordinator - Luis Menendez, M.D.
- J. Kent Bartruff, M.D.
- Kathleen Colorado, M.D.
- Christopher Nelson, M.D.
- Michael Scannon, M.D.
- Thomas Trunnell, M.D.
This clinic, held on Friday mornings, is primarily for patients without medical insurance. Over 400 patients are treated each year at this facility.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
12901 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
One of USF's on-campus stars, Moffitt, which opened in October 1986, is the premier cancer center on Florida's West Coast and encompasses a national research program. USF physicians staff the center which serves more than 6,000 inpatients and over 170,000 outpatient visits each year. Located within walking distance of the USF Health campus, Dermatology services four clinics per week and consults on a number of in-patient cases each month. The Dermatology physicians who see patients at this facility are:
James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
This 302-bed hospital, attached to the medical college by a covered walkway, is a "dean's hospital," indicating its role as a teaching center for USF. The hospital opened in 1972, one year after the USF College of Medicine, and is known for its extensive services and a spinal cord injury unit unparalleled among federal hospitals in the Southeast. A 240-bed nursing home is adjacent to the main hospital. Daily dermatologic outpatient clinics covering a wide range of diseases and disorders are attended by USF faculty and several volunteer clinical faculty. Dermatology also provides consultative care to hospitalized patients.
University Community Hospital
3100 E. Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FL 33613
University Community Hospital (UCH) is located within walking distance of the USF North campus on Fletcher Avenue. UCH is a 431-bed facility that is home to five Centers of Excellence that focus resources on major disease areas including cancer treatment, women's health, pediatrics, diabetes management and orthopaedics. While Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery does not service any medical clinics at the main hospital facility, the Department is called in to consult on many cases generated by private and other USF physicians.
- Peter Donolan, MD, Chief Attending for Consults