Donald Amodeo, M.D.

Donald Amodeo, M.D.


Dr. Amodeo joined the faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition in April 2007.  In 2011, he became chief of the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at the James A. Haley V.A. Hospital, Tampa FL. 

He received his Medical Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo where he also completed his post graduate training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.  He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. 

He initially remained at SUNY Buffalo as an assistant professor of medicine and soon became the chief of the Gastroenterology Division at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.  His main research interest was mechanisms of liver injury and the role of bacterial endotoxins in this process.

He relocated to St. Petersburg, FL thereafter, where he became a solo practitioner, and over the years has served as chief of medicine, chief of endoscopy and chief of staff at St. Petersburg General Hospital.  Never losing his sincere interest in teaching and academics, he regularly participated in family practice clinical rotations for the Family Practice Residency at Bayfront Medical Center, affiliate of USF Department of Family Practice as well as the DO internal medicine program of Nova University at Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg. He is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association.

Clinical Interests

·         Acute on Chronic liver failure

·         Viral and alcoholic liver disease

·         Hepatocellular carcinoma

·         Liver Transplantation

·         Therapeutic endoscopy

·         System redesign as it pertains to large health care systems

Research Interests

·         LEAN applications to the VA health care system

·         Colon Cancer in the Veterans population

·         Potential interventions in critically ill patients with acute on chronic liver failure

·         Allocation of resources within the VA for advance endoscopic interventions

Practice Locations

·         James A. Haley V.A. Hospital, Tampa, FL