Dr. Van Durme leads the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, one of five academic departments in the FSU College of Medicine. Rural health is one of the priority areas in the college's mission. As the Director of the Center on Global Health, he teaches courses on global health to students and directs a long standing community health program in rural Nicaragua.
Dr. Van Durme joined the FSU College of Medicine in 2004 as Chair of the Department after spending 15 years in academic and private practice in the Tampa Bay area. He served as Vice-Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa where he taught in all four years of the curriculum and received numerous teaching awards, including the Sir William Osler Award for Outstanding Faculty Role Model and USF President’s Award for Faculty Excellence. Dr. Van Durme is a nationally known teacher and leader in family medicine as a highly rated teacher for continuing medical education programs for practicing physicians. He is a past president of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians, as well as several other national organizations. Before taking his position at USF, he was in private practice in semi-rural Land O’ Lakes, FL, where he provided a full spectrum of care to the residents of Pasco County. Dr. Van Durme also has an interest in sports medicine and has served as team physician for college and professional sports teams in Tampa. He remains very active in international humanitarian efforts and international medical education development in several countries.
B.A. (with Honors), Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences, University of South Florida, 1984
M.D., University of South Florida College of Medicine, 1986
MPH, with concentration in Global Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2014
Fellow, American Council on Education, 2015-2016
Family Practice Internship and Residency, Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, Fla., 1986-1989
Fellowship, Faculty Development and Geriatrics, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., 1989-1990
Board Certification in Family Practice, 1989 - present
Board Certification in Sports Medicine, 1999 - 2009
FSU Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine Advisory Board, 2011-present
College of Medicine Faculty Practice Plan (College of Medicine faculty clinical practice plan) Vice President, 2009-present
Annals of Family Medicine, Inc., Board of Directors, 2007-present (research journal)
Gold Humanism Honor Society, Founding Faculty Advisor and member, 2006-present
COLA - Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation,Board of Directors, 2003 - 2006
American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2003 - 2006
University of South Florida Athletics, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) and others, Team Physician, 1992-2004
American Academy of Family Physicians, Board of Directors, 1999-2002
National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants, Board of Commisioners, 1996-99
Florida Academy of Family Physicians,President (1996-97) and Chairman of the Board of Directors (1997-98)
International humanitarian and medical education development work in several countries, primarily in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan), Haiti, and Nicaragua, 1997 - present
FSU College of Medicine, Class of 2009, Hippocratic Award as Outstanding Role Model
Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, Tallahassee Regional Medical Campus, FSU, 2007-2008
FSU COM Medical Student Council, Faculty Member of the Year, 2008
University of South Florida College of Medicine (USFCOM), Class of 2004, Outstanding Faculty Advisor
USF President's Award for Faculty Excellence, 2003
USF COM, Sir William Osler Award for Outstanding Role Model, 2000,
USF COM, Outstanding Contribution to the Program in Undergraduate Medical Education, 2000, 2001
USF COM, Freshman Class Outstanding Instructor Award, 1999
USF COM, Outstanding Teacher Award in Clinical Medical Sciences, 1999, 1998
USF Dept. of Family Medicine, Clerkship Teacher of the Year, 1998, 1999, 2001
Florida Family Physician Educator of the Year, 1997
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians, 1996
Best Doctors in America, 1995 - present
Consumer's Guide to Top Doctors, 2002 - present
Nominee for AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award, FSU COM, 2005, 2007, 2010
Nominee for AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award, USF COM, 2004
Capital Medical Society
Florida Medical Association
American Medical Association
Florida Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Family Physicians
World Organization of Family Doctors
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
American Public Health Association
National Rural Health Association
Physicians for Human Rights
Wilderness Medical Society
Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
Dr. Van Durme has been involved in a wide variety of family practice-related research. His particular interests are in global health, rural health, and skin conditions.
Van Durme DJ., Johnson L. Acne and Rosacea chapters In: Bope ET, Kellerman R, editors. Conn’s Current Therapy 2015. St. Louis: Elsevier-Mosby, 2015
Van Durme DJ. Gastrointestinal Disorders. In: Cuppett M, Walsh KM, editors. General Medical Conditions in the Athlete, 2nd Ed. St. Louis: Elsevier-Mosby, 2012
Manusov EG, Livingston H, Stine C, Van Durme D. Toward a Common Framework for Rural Background. Family Medicine. 2010;42(10):732-5.
Richmond J, Hunter D, Irrgang J, Jones MH, Snyder-Mackler L, Van Durme D, et al. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010;92:990-3
Van Durme DJ, Stine CS. Florida State University: Training Future Family Physicians. Florida Family Physician , Spring 2009.
Collins M, Kelsberg G, and Safranek S, with clinical commentary by Van Durme DJ. Is training patients in self-examination an effective way to screen for melanoma?. J Fam Pract. 2008 May;57(5):336-7.
Van Durme DJ. Acne vulgaris. In: Paulman PM, Paulman AA, Harrison JD, editors. Taylor’s Manual of Family Medicine 3rd Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2008.
Gravlee JR, Van Durme DJ. Braces and Splints for Musculoskeletal Conditions. Am Family Physician 2007;75:342-348.
Menachemi N, Perkins RM, Van Durme DJ, Brooks R. Examining the adoption of electronic health records and personal digital assistants use by family physicians in Florida. Informatics in Primary Care. 2006; 14:1-9.