Steven Cuffe, M.D., is the chair of the department of psychiatry at University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, and program director of the General Psychiatry Residency Program. He built a strong clinical department during his years as chair, as well as the first ACGME-accredited Psychiatry Residency Program in Jacksonville. He received his medical degree from Wake Forest University and completed general and child psychiatry training at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Cuffe’s research focuses on the prevalence, risk and protective factors, and treatment of mental disorders in children. He served as principal and co-principal investigator on projects exceeding $2 million in funding from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has published more than 50 journal articles and book chapters.
Dr. Cuffe has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Journal of Attention Disorders. He has been on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Steering Committee as a member for six years and as vice chair for two years. Dr. Cuffe also served six years as a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry.
He has received numerous awards for clinical excellence, research and teaching, including the Award for Clinical Excellence from the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute and the Exemplary Teacher Award from the University of Florida for the past 6 years. He also received the Elaine Schlosser Lewis Award for research from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2002 and the UFCOMJ Robert C. Nuss Researcher/Scholar of the Year Award in 2016.