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John P Fogarty M.D.

John P Fogarty M.D.

Dean & Professor
Main Campus

Job Description

As Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Fogarty is responsible for both administrative and academic affairs. He may delegate certain tasks to others, but he is ultimately responsible for fulfilling the mission of the College of Medicine and providing a quality medical education for its students. He answers directly to the President and the Provost.


Dr. John (“J.”) Fogarty assumed the role of Dean of the FSU College of Medicine on Aug. 8, 2008. He most recently served as Senior Associate Dean for Operations and Associate Dean for Primary Care at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Fogarty is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

A family physician and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Fogarty earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, N.Y., and completed his family practice residency at DeWitt Army Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Va. Fogarty spent the first 20 years of his career as an Army physician and academic leader, rising to the rank of colonel and serving the last five years of his military career as chair of family medicine at the Uniformed Services University School of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. In that position he oversaw nine clinical clerkship sites in six states in an educational model similar to FSU's system of regional campuses based in six Florida cities.

Fogarty joined the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1995 as chair and physician leader of family medicine and was appointed associate dean for primary care in 2006. He was then appointed interim dean of the college, and over the next 15 months provided stable leadership during the search for a permanent dean. During his tenure, new chairs in medicine and surgery were recruited as well as the president of the faculty practice; the entering class of medical students grew in numbers as well as quality measures; and the college completed a successful Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) re-accreditation.

In 2007, Fogarty was honored by the Vermont Academy of Family Physicians as Vermont Family Physician of the Year and also received the Distinguished Service Award from the Vermont Medical Society, the highest honor the society bestows, for meritorious service in the science and art of medicine, as well as for outstanding contributions to the medical profession, its organizations and the welfare of the public.

Dr. Fogarty is active in the practice of his specialty, and is interested in preventive and behavioral issues for families and medical students, sports medicine, and primary care research. He has been an active teacher throughout his career and served for three years as Chair of the Instructional Improvement Committee at UVM, the curriculum committee for the medical school. He served as coordinator for the Self Study for the LCME Accreditation Site Visit due in April, 2005. He also served as a Residency Assistance Program Consultant for the American Academy of Family Physicians for 12 years, a national program to advise and assist Family Practice Residency Training Programs. He is the author of multiple articles and book chapters and has given over 50 national and international lectures and presentations on ambulatory care and family practice topics to physicians, nurses, physician assistants and medical soldiers. He was appointed as Professor of Family Medicine and Dean in August 2008.


B.S. - United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1971
M.D. - Albany Medical College of Union University, Albany, N.Y. 1975
Internship - Family Practice, DeWitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va. 1975-1976
Residency - Family Practice, DeWitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va., 1976-1978; Chief Resident, 1977-1978
Fellowship - Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship, part-time (1979-1980), University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, N.C.


2008 - Professor of Family Medicine Emeritus, UVM College of Medicine

Annual Family Medicine John P. Fogarty Leadership Award established given to a graduating medical student demonstrating promise / leadership potential

2007 - Vermont Academy of Family Physicians Physician of the Year Award

Vermont Medical Society Distinguished Service Award

2005 - Pfizer / AAFP Visiting Professorship in Family Medicine

2001 - Invited Guest Speaker, Vermont Boy Scouts of America Eagle Award Celebration, Montpelier, Vt.

Invited Speaker, UVM COM "White Coat Ceremony, Class of 2004"

2000 - Northeast Region Recruiting Command Commander's Coin for Excellence and Service to the UVM ROTC Program and Department of Military Studies as Advisor and Surgeon

1998 - United Services Academy of Family Physicians President's Medal

1995 - USUHS 1995 William P. Clements, Jr. Outstanding Military Educator Award for Excellence in Education (Annual Medical Student Outstanding Teacher Award)

Order of the USUHS Brigade Commander's Medallion

USUHS Board of Regents Distinguished Service Medal

Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians President's Award of Merit

1990 - The Army Surgeon General's "A" Proficiency Designator (Professor Status)

1989 - 2nd Place, Staff Case Report Research Award, USAFP Assembly, St. Louis, Mo.

1988 - The U.S. Army Surgeon General's 1988 Annual Physician Recognition Award

1986 - Order of Military Medical Merit (U.S. Army Medical Honor Society)

1984 - Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians

1981 - 1st Place, Staff Clinical Research Award, USAFP Assembly, Memphis, Tenn.

1980 - Family Practice Residency "Staff Teacher of the Year," Ft. Belvoir, Va.

1971 - USMA PHI KAPPA PHI Honor Society