Daniel Haight

Daniel Haight, MD, FACP, FSHEA

Vice President of Community Health, Lakeland Regional Health

Medical Director, Infection Prevention, Lakeland Regional Health

Associate Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, USF Morsani College of Medicine

Contact Info Lakeland Regional Health
1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland FL 33805

Academic Email: Daniel.Haight@myLRH.org

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  • MD, Medicine, University of South Florida, 1991
  • BS, Biology, University of South Florida, 1987

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease


  • Family and Consumer Sciences Advisory Council USF IFAS Extension Polk County (Member, 2017 - Present)
  • Hospital Financial Management Association (Member, 2013 - Present)
  • Healthcare Information and Management Society (Member, 2013 - Present)
  • Florida Infectiou Disease Society (Member, 2010 - Present)
  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Inc. (Fellow, 1995 - Present)
  • Infectious Disease Society (Member, 1994 - Present)
  • American Society of Internal Medicine (Member, 1993 - Present)
  • American College of Physicians (Fellow, 1991 - Present)
  • American Medical Association (Member, 1987 - Present)
  • We Care of Polk County, Inc. (Founding board member and past president, 1998 - 2014)
  • Bioterrorism Preparedness Advisory Committee, Florida Dept. of Health (Member, 2002 - 2012)
  • American Red Cross Local Disaster Health Services (Medical Consultant, 1999 - 2012)

Recent Publications

  • Zeger L William J Haight D. Factors Associated with Hospital Length of Stay for Heart Failure (Abstract) QCOR 2018 Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions. : 263, 2018.
  • Reich JD, Haight D, Reich ZS. A comparison of the incidence of undiagnosed congenital heart disease in hospital born and home born children. Journal of neonatal-perinatal medicine. , 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28282821
  • Haight D. Flu Shot Choices Central Florida Medical News. , 2012.
  • Vong S, Fiore AE, Haight DO, Li J, Borgsmiller N, Kuhnert W, Pinero F, Boaz K, Badsgard T, Mancini C, Nainan OV, Wiersma S, Bell BP. Vaccination in the county jail as a strategy to reach high risk adults during a community-based hepatitis A outbreak among methamphetamine drug users. Vaccine. 23(8) : 1021-8, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15620475
  • Ormerod LD, Larkin JA, Margo CA, Pavan PR, Menosky MM, Haight DO, Nadler JP, Yangco BG, Friedman SM, Schwartz R, Sinnott JT. Rapidly progressive herpetic retinal necrosis: a blinding disease characteristic of advanced AIDS. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 26(1) : 34-45; discussion 46-7, 1998. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9455507
  • Haight DO, Esperanza LE, Greene JN, Sandin RL, DeGregorio R, Spiers AS. Case report: cutaneous manifestations of cryptococcosis. The American journal of the medical sciences. 308(3) : 192-5, 1994. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8074140
  • Haight DO, Toney JF, Greene JN, Sandin RL, Vincent AL. Liver abscess following blunt trauma: a case report and review of the literature. Southern medical journal. 87(8) : 811-3, 1994. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8052889

Positions Held

  • Director (Polk County Health Department, Florida Department of Health 1996 - 2012)
  • Teaching Faculty Member (Preventative Medicine Residency, Centers for Disease Control 2008 - 2009)


  • Certificate of recognition for contributions (Institute for Patient Safety, Discovery and Standard Work, Lakeland Regional Health - 2018)
  • Fellow, Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America - 2011)
  • Nine Awards 2001-2010 (Florida Tax Watch's Davis Productivity Award - 2010)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (American College of Physicians - 2009)
  • Secretary of Health Special Recognition (State of Florida - 2003)
  • Certificate of Commendation (Florida Department of Health - 2002)
  • Secretary of Health's Special Recognition (Florida Deparment of Health - 2002)
  • Elected to Membership (Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society - 1991)
  • Most Outstanding Medical Student in Internal Medicine (American College of Physicians - 1991)