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Med-Peds Residency

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Elimarys Perez-Colon, MD

Elimarys Perez-Colon, MD

Assoc Professor, College of Medicine Internal Medicine

Contact Info

  • 5 Tampa General Circle
    HMT 750
    Tampa FL 33606
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  • Academic Phone: 8138443397
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  • MD, Medicine, Escuela De Medicina San Juan Bautista, 2009


Dr. Elimarys Perez-Colon was born and grew up in Puerto Rico. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico in 2009 and went on to complete her residency in Med-Peds at the University of South Florida, where she was named Chief Resident in 2012–2013. Dr. Perez-Colon is an associate professor and hospitalist, the Associate Program Director for USF Med-Peds residency, and the Chief of Medicine for Tampa General Hospital. Dr. Perez-Colon is passionate about educating residents and students and has dedicated her career to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and community engagement in medicine. She has a particular interest in global health, disaster relief, and addressing health disparities. In addition to her work in medicine, Dr. Perez-Colon practices multiple forms of art and serves on the editorial board for Reflejos, our medical art and humanism magazine. She is also passionate about coaching and mentoring underrepresented minorities and promoting adequate work-life integration. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, photography, fashion, content creation for social media, dancing, and spending time with family.

Recent Publications

  • Saco T Ledford D Perez-Colon E Shaw S and Harrington L. A heart pill to swallow. journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 2S: 137, 2016.
  • Livingston LV, Perez-Colon E. Streptococcus intermedius Bacteremia and Liver Abscess following a Routine Dental Cleaning Case Reports in Infectious Diseases. : doi: 10.1155/2014/954046, 2014.
  • Dadlani GH, Braley K, Perez-Colon E, Stapleton G, Crawford M, Turpin D, Wilmot I, Freire G, Decker J, Martinez R. Long-term management of patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome: the diagnostic approach at All Children''s Hospital. Cardiology in the young. 21 Suppl 2: 80-7, 2011.
  • Perez-Colon E, Dadlani GH, Wilmot I, Miller M. Mesalamine-induced myocarditis and coronary vasculitis in a pediatric ulcerative colitis patient: a case report. Case reports in pediatrics. 2011: 524364, 2011.
  • Gul H Dadlani William G Harmon Elimarys Perez-colon Mary C Sokoloski Ivan Wilmot Steven E Lipshult. Diagnosis and screening of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in children. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. 31(1) : 21-27, 2011.