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Daniel J Van Durme MD, MPH

Daniel J Van Durme MD, MPH

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs; Director, Center on Global Health; Professor, Family Medicine and Rural Health
(850) 645-1539
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Job Description

In his role as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Affairs, Dr. Van Durme serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the FSU College of Medicine. He oversees all of our clinical operations for quality, safety, and coordination of services and serves as our liaison between the college and other health care entities. He is the leader for the development of our integrated primary care and behavioral health center, FSU PrimaryHealth, scheduled to open in SW Tallahassee in early 2019. 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 of Family Medicine and Rural Health after spending 15 years in academic and private practice in the Tampa Bay area. He served as Department Chair from 2004-2018 before assuming his current position as Senior Associate Dean. Over the years, he has held numerous leadership positions at FSU including: Director of Rural Health, Electives Administrator, Director of the Center on Global Health, Course Director for Evidence Based Practice, and founder and director of a global health service-learning program in rural Nicaragua. He is the recipient of numerous teaching and service awards, including the Sir William Osler and the Hippocrates Awards for Outstanding Faculty Role Model, University of South Florida President’s Award for Faculty Excellence and multiple national nominations for humanism awards. He has been inducted into both the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. Dr. Van Durme is a nationally known teacher and leader in family medicine. 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. He has been very active in international humanitarian efforts in numerous countries, including ongoing work in Nicaragua and Haiti.


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


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
FSU Institute of Sports Sciences and Medicine Advisory Board, 2011-2016
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 Commissioners, 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


Teaching Awards
FSU College of Medicine, Senior Educator Award, 2015 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
Other Awards
Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
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
Physicians for a National Health Plan

Research Focus

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. St. Louis: Elsevier-Mosby, 2015, 2016, 2017

Hernandez RH, Sevilla JF, Van Durme DJ, et al. Global Health in Family Medicine Residency Programs: A CERA study. Family Medicine. 2016;48(7):532-7.

O’Shea J, Berger R, Samra C, Van Durme DJ. Telemedicine in Education: Bridging the Gap. Educ Health. 2015;28(1):64-7.

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.