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Morsani College of Medicine

Morsani College of Medicine

Dean's Welcome Message from Dr. Charles Lockwood

Dr. Charles Lockwood Headshot with a black suit and tie

Welcome to the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. As Dean, I am proud of the many ways we are bringing transformative medical education to Tampa Bay. Over the past few years, we have witnessed an extraordinary level of growth and expansion, admitting the most competitive classes in our history, dramatically increasing our research footprint, becoming the world’s first certified Microsoft Medical Innovation Center of Excellence, and reimagining academic medicine for the twenty-first century.

The crowning achievement of all these efforts is our brand-new Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute facility in downtown Tampa. This state-of-the-art waterfront building houses our world-class laboratories, advanced experiential learning spaces, and high-tech research facilities.

Located in Tampa Bay’s beautiful wellness district, this flourishing metropolitan area offers students a pedestrian friendly lifestyle with charming restaurants and numerous recreation opportunities. And with its proximity to Tampa General Hospital and USF Health’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), our students are equipped with the highest-quality resources to personalize their educational experience to reach their unique career goals.

Yet through all these achievements, we are more committed than ever to our singular mission of making life better through excellence in education, research, and patient care.

The secret to our success is simple. We infuse our core values into everything we do. We embrace innovation to pioneer discoveries and integrate the latest technologies. We collaborate with our strategic partners to expand our clinical and research opportunities. And we champion interprofessionalism to enhance communication between physicians and improve patient outcomes.  

For all these efforts, the Morsani College of Medicine is ranked among the Top 50 medical schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. This is resounding evidence of the sustained and disciplined commitment of all our faculty and staff to excellence in everything. Together, we are transforming medical education right here in Tampa Bay. We are sure that once you spend a little time with us, you’ll join us in our mission to Make Life Better.


Charles (Charly) J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Executive Vice President, USF Health
Dean, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Professional Bio

At USF Health, Dr. Lockwood leads the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and the Colleges of Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy, and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. He also oversees the multispecialty group practice of the medical school comprising of more than one thousand clinical care providers ––  making USF Health the largest multispecialty group practice on Florida's west coast. Read more...

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