Our Faculty

John D. McCormick, MD, FACP, FAAP

Dr. McCormick joined the USF faculty in 2008 after six years in private practice. In addition to being a medical doctor, Dr. McCormick is a registered pharmacist, having majored in pharmacy as an undergraduate student where he graduated at the top of his class. Subsequently, he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at USF, including a year as chief resident. Dr. McCormick is a fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) and with the American College of Physicians (FACP).

Dr. McCormick has received several awards for his teaching and clinical skills. He is currently the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Training Program at USF, where he is actively engaged in training residents and medical students.
Erika Abel, MD

Program Director (Med-Peds)
Internal Medicine - Pediatrics
Hugo Narvarte, MD

Internal Medicine - Pediatrics
Denise Edwards, MD


Dr. Edwards is certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She received her medical degree from the University of South Florida and continued on with her dual training in both specialties. Since joining the faculty at USF, she has had a primary interest in weight management for both children and adults and founded the Healthy Weight Clinic in 2007. This clinic is a multidisciplinary approach to eating disorders as well as obesity. Her other areas of interest are the metabolic syndrome as well as bariatric surgery. She is involved with the pre-operative assessment for patients undergoing bariatric surgery at Tampa General.
Brian Knox, MD

Clinic Attending
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Dr. Knox completed his undergraduate training at University of Kentucky and received a BS in Biology and a BA in Chemistry in 2002. Following that he attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and received his MD degree in 2006. He graduated with distinction and was inducted into AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society) during medical school. He then moved to Tampa in 2006, did his residency training in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, and completed residency in June 2010. His patient care interests include primary care in both general pediatrics, and general internal medicine. Other patient care interests include wellness and weight management. He is originally from Winchester KY, where his family still resides.
Veronica Davis, DO

Internal Medicine - Pediatrics