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Ricardo Gonzalez-Rothi M.D.

Ricardo Gonzalez-Rothi M.D.

Professor and Chair

ric.gonzalez-rothi@med.fsu.edu
850-645-9732
Main Campus

Job Description

Dr. Gonzalez-Rothi leads the Department of Clinical Sciences, one of the five academic departments at the FSU College of Medicine. The Department of Clinical Sciences plays a major role in developing well-rounded, compassionate physicians trained to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care.

Biosketch

Prior to joining FSU in 2011, Dr. Gonzalez-Rothi was on the faculty at the University of Florida’s Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, as a tenured professor of medicine and also held a joint appointment in the Department of Pharmaceutics. At the University of Florida, Dr. Gonzalez-Rothi served as interim chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care and became associate chief of medicine in the Department of Medicine. He was chief of the medical services at the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans’ Health System for seven years and developed an interdisciplinary simulation, education and training center.

He is a past recipient of a National Institutes of Health Tuberculosis Academic Award to develop education on tuberculosis at the medical school and community levels, including the AHEC program. His research interests over the years have included studying effects of tobacco smoke on lung macrophage functions, drug delivery to the lung, clinical effects of bronchodilators on COPD, and chronic ventilatory failure. He is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications in the above areas as well as in clinical medicine, and he has received extramural funding over the years from the American Lung Association, the Veterans Health Administration and the National Institutes of Health.

His teaching experiences have included bedside clinical teaching, resident morning report, small-group and lecture formats, providing Grand Rounds and Continuing Medical Education as well as clinical diagnosis. He has precepted in outreach global health programs with medical students and served as volunteer faculty in rural clinics and migrant farm worker health education as well as mobile clinics for the underserved. His interests in innovative medical student education, simulation and care of the underserved and his desire to promote diversity in the health field attracted him to the FSU College of Medicine’s model and mission.

Education

B.A., biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1973

M.D., New York University School of Medicine, New York, N.Y., 1977

Residency, internal medicine, University of Florida, Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, Fla., 1977-1980

Fellowship, pulmonary medicine, University of Florida, Shands Teaching Hospital, Gainesville, Fla., 1980-1982

Board certification in internal medicine (1980-present) and pulmonary medicine (1982-present)

Service

American Lung Association of Florida, Smoking and Health Education Committee (1984-1986)

State of Florida Tuberculosis Control Coalition. Chairperson 1996-1997

A.G. Holley State Tuberculosis Hospital, Lantana, Fla., Board of Directors, Advisory Board member (1995-1997)

American Lung Association of Florida, national spokesman for diverse populations (1994-1997)

Alachua County Medical Society We Care Program (1994-2010)

Alachua County Medical Society (1991-1994)

State of Florida Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Gainesville Community Advisory Council (1995-1996)

State of Florida HRS/ Florida Lung Association, Tuberculosis Advisory Committee (1991-1996)

American Lung Association of Florida, Professional Education and Research Committee (1993-1997)

Volunteer physician, Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs (1986-2010)

Volunteer physician, Helping Hands for the Homeless, Salvation Army, Gainesville, Fla. (1991-1993)

Honors/Awards

Upjohn Achievement Award, 1977, New York University School of Medicine

Parker B. Francis Foundation Award, 1980, recipient, Research in Pulmonary Medicine

Florida Lung Association Pulmonary Fellowship Award, 1981

Cecile Lehman Mayer Research Award, 1982, first prize for research in the field of pulmonary medicine, World Congress for Diseases of the Chest, Toronto, Canada

Gainesville Medical Group Excellence in Teaching Award, 1987

Clinical Science Teacher of the Year, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1990

Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, 1991

Clinical Science Teacher of the Year, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1991

Hippocratic Award for Teaching Excellence 1992, presented by the graduating class of the University of Florida College of Medicine

American College of Chest Physicians, abstract selected as Alfred Sofer Research Award finalist, 1994

The Best Doctors in America: Southeast Region, 1996

Medical Volunteer of the Year Award, 1996

University of Florida recipient of Teaching Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Award, 1996

Hippocratic Award, 1997, University of Florida College of Medicine

Best Doctors in America, Woodward and White: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010-11

Humanitarian Award, 2000, Ebony Appreciation Awards Committee of the African-American Community in Gainesville, Fla.

Society of Teaching Scholars, charter member, University of Florida College of Medicine, 2000

American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Foundation, Governors’ Community Service Award, 2000

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004, 2005

America’s Top Physicians, 2007

Alachua County Organization for Rural Needs group recipient of the Health and Social Services Volunteer of the Year, “Work of Hearts” Awards 2008

University of Florida Department of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award for Medical Students, Residents and Fellows, 2009

University of Florida Department of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award for Medical Students, 2010

Champion of Diversity Award, University of Florida’s Health Sciences Center, 2011

Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow)

American Thoracic Society

Capital Medical Society

Florida Medical Association

Florida Thoracic Society