Department of Surgery

Morsani College of Medicine Surgery


The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Welcomes Dr. Paul Kuo as Chair 

Dr. Kuo is a Richard G. Connar Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of South Florida's Morsani College of Medicine.   

 “Dr. Kuo will work with our leadership and hospital partners to continue building a robust Department of Surgery to advance USF Health’s pursuit of academic excellence,” said Charles J. Lockwood, MD, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine.  “I am confident that his proven leadership, depth and breadth of expertise, and commitment to value-based care will help us meet this goal.”

Dr. Kuo received his M.D. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completed an internship and residency in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a fellowship in transplant/hepatobiliary surgery at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital and two research fellowships at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kuo also holds a MBA from the Carey Business School of Johns Hopkins University and a M.S. in medical informatics from Northwestern University.

Dr. Kuo has consistently been named one of the “Best Doctors in America.” He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of several surgical and medical societies and associations.

“I look forward to coming to USF Health to help build integrated, multidisciplinary programs that deliver cutting-edge clinical care to patients across the Tampa Bay region and beyond,” Dr. Kuo said.

Dr. Kuo’s goals at USF Health include training future master surgeons with excellence by providing a robust learning and training environment rich in clinical and academic resources.As the only academic research center in the region our residents are afforded the opportunity to train with faculty and providers at state of the art surgical centers and CAMLS, the USF Center for Advanced Learning and Simulation.

From cutting edge laboratory research to innovative clinical trials, our department strives to lead in the development and practice and profession of surgery. Through creativity, passion and innovation, we continue to create an unstoppable future for health.

USF Surgery is dedicated to service and commitment to our patients and community, training the future leaders of American surgery, fostering creative and innovative solutions for healthcare. Developing multi-disciplinary cutting edge clinical programs of distinction.