Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine

Ulyee Choe

Ulyee Choe, DO

Director, Florida Department of Health - Pinellas County

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Member, College of Public Health Advisory Committee

Contact Info 1 Tampa General Circle
Tampa FL 33606

Academic Email: uchoe@usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) 844-4187

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  • DO, Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, 2005

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease


  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (Member, 2018 - Present)
  • HIV Medicine Association (Member, 2016 - Present)
  • Infectious Disease Society of America (Member, 2016 - Present)
  • Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society, Board of Governors (Member, 2016 - Present)
  • Pinellas County Medical Association (Board of Governors, 2015 - Present)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease (Diplomate, 2011 - Present)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Diplomate, 2009 - Present)
  • Polk County Medical Association (Executive Committee, Board of Trustees, 2012 - 2015)

Recent Publications

  • Livingood WC Billeo LLukens-Bull K Smotherman CChoe . Implementation Research as Applied Science: Bridging the Research to Practice Gap Health Promot Pract. , 2019.
  • Bilello LA, Livingood WC, Lukens-Bull K, Smotherman C, Choe U Texting Test Results Reduces the Time to Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections J Public Health Manag and Pract. , 2018.
  • Livingood WC, Bilello L, Choe U, Lukens-Bull K Enhancing the Science of Discovery in Public Health Systems and Services Research Through Participatory Research Methods Popul Health Manag https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/pop.2017.0042. , 2017.
  • Livingood WC, Bilello L, Lukens-Bull K, Choe U Enhancing sexually transmitted infection notification: A quality improvement collaborative case report. Front Public Health Serv Sys Res. 5(4) : 21-6, 2016.
  • Kunadharaju R, Choe U, Harris JR, Lockhart SR, Greene JN. Cryptococcus gattii, Florida, USA, 2011. Emerging infectious diseases. 19(3) : 519-21, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23750364
  • Carrington M, Choe U, Ubillos S, Stanek D, Campbell M, Wansbrough L, Lee P, Churchwell G, Rosas K, Zaki SR, Drew C, Paddock CD, Deleon-Carnes M, Guerra M, Hoffmaster AR, Tiller RV, De BK. Fatal case of brucellosis misdiagnosed in early stages of Brucella suis infection in a 46-year-old patient with Marfan syndrome. Journal of clinical microbiology. 50(6) : 2173-5, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22495564
  • Gompf SG, Smith K, Choe U. Arenaviruses EMedicine. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/212356-overview(WebMD) , 2011.
  • Choe U. HPV Vaccine Recommendations Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center. 2(12) , 2011.
  • Choe U, Nasr G, Shah M, et al. HIV Virologic Outcomes Associated with Ritonavir-boosted Atazanavir and Concomitant Acid Suppressive Therapy Infectious Disease Society of America. (Boston, MA) , 2011.
  • Choe U. HIV Treatment Strategies HIV Intensive Course at the Southease STD/HIV Prevention Training Center. (Tampa, FL) , 2010.
  • Choe U. HIV Virologic Outcomes in Associated Ritonavir-boosted Atazanavir and Concomitant Acid Suppressive Therapy Florida Infectious Disease Society Annual Meeting. (Orlando, Fl) , 2010.

Positions Held

  • Director (Polk County Health Department, . 2013 - 2015)
  • Interim Director (Polk County, Florida Department of Health 2012 - 2013)


  • NACCHO Model Practice Award presented to DOH-Pinellas (Community Resource Bu - 2019)
  • NACCHO Model Practice Award presented to DOH-Pinellas (HPV Ambassador Program: A Collaborative Approach to Increasing Vaccination Update - 2019)
  • 2019 Champions of Behavioral Health Equity (The Well for Life, 2019 Equity in Behavioral Health Summit, St. Petersbur - 2019)
  • 2017 Prudential Productivity Award (for Veteran Benefits Initiative with Vital Statistics) (Florida TaxWatch - 2017)
  • DOH Recognition Award (Florida Department of Health - 2017)
  • Visionary Award in recognition of outstanding leadership promoting community water fluoridation (Oral Health Florida - 2017)
  • Values Award (Florida Department of Health - 2016)
  • Values Award (Florida Department of Health - 2015)
  • Key to Polk County (Presented by Polk BOCC in Appreciation - 2015)
  • ECSS Awardee for Educational Excellence 2011/12 (Office of Education, University of South Florida - 2012)
  • Chief Fellow of Infectious Disease (University of South Florida - 2011)
  • Traveler's Grant (Poster presentation at IDSA, Boston, MA - 2011)
  • Gold Star Award for Outstanding Customer Service (James A. Haley Veterans Hospital - 2011)
  • Chief Fellow of Infectious Disease (University of South Florida - 2010)
  • Chief Resident of Internal Medicine (University of South Florida - 2008)