Dr. Speights serves as Director of Rural Medical Education. In this role, he revises, creates and implements curriculum used in the promotion of the “rural and underserved mission” of the FSU-COM. He also helps guide the curriculum at the Marianna Rural Program at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida. This program offers rotations in all 6 required 3rd year clerkships in a fully rural setting. In addition to this, he serves as a Doctoring 1 small group facilitator and a Doctoring 2 Clinical skills instructor. He is faculty advisor of the Rural Health Interest Group, and advises students at the college.
Dr. Speights joined the FSU College of Medicine in 2014 as Assistant Professor and Director of Rural Medical Education in the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health. Prior to joining the College of Medicine he was employed 5 years with the Florida Department of Health in Jackson County as Medical Executive Director and Specialty Care Program Physician. In this capacity he provided HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease care along with Women’s Health/Family Planning services for their clients. Before joining the Department of Health, he was a practicing Obstetrician/Gynecologist at Jackson Hospital in Marianna, Florida. In his 5 years of employment with Jackson he served as a staff physician. He also served as Chief of Surgery and on the Medical Executive Committee. During this time he also began his affiliation with FSU as a Clerkship Faculty member, providing first hand teaching to the third year medical students assigned to the Marianna Campus. It was this that sparked his desire to join academia, and FSU in particular. His interests are rural and underserved patient populations, especially as related to pregnancy outcome, and access to care for the HIV positive population.
Riverside Regional Medical Center OB/GYN Residency
Newport News, Virginia
University of South Florida, College of Medicine
May 2001- Medical Degree
University of Florida
Microbiology and Cell Science/ Chemistry 1992-1996
Chief of Surgery, Jackson Hospital, Marianna, Florida 2007-2009
Administrative Chief Resident OB/GYN 2004-2005
Riverside Research Day Pathology Award 2005
Resident Research Award Winner-Riverside Health System 2004
Bay Area Medical Association Award for Academic Excellence 2000
American Academy of HIV Medicine, 2013-Present
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005-Present
His research focuses on rural and underserved patient populations, especially as related to pregnancy outcome, and access to care for the HIV positive population.
Cardosi, Richard, Speights, Anthony, Grendys, Edward.(2001) Bartholin's Gland Carcinoma: A 15 Year Experience, Gynecologic Oncology. Aug;82(2):247-51