Christopher Scuderi, D.O., graduated from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, and completed medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. In medical school, he was named Student D.O. of the Year and received the Dean’s Award, the highest accolade given to a graduating physician.
Dr. Scuderi was commissioned into the U.S. Navy in 2002 as a lieutenant and completed a transitional internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia. His first tour of duty was in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Joint Task Force Liberia on the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7). He was part of the team that handled the largest malaria outbreak to hit U.S. troops since Vietnam. He was transferred in 2005 and served as the general medical officer at Destroyer Squadron 14 at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville. During that tour, he was selected as a lieutenant commander. His Navy awards include two Navy Commendation Medals, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer certification and a Battle E.
After leaving the Navy, Dr. Scuderi completed a family medicine residency at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville. He served as chief resident during his final year. In 2008, he was one of just 20 physicians nationwide to receive the prestigious American Academy of Family Physicians’ Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Scuderi was also recognized as St. Vincent’s Teaching Resident of the Year for 2007-08. In 2009, he was named Teaching Resident of the Year by the Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Also in 2009, he was selected as one of four osteopathic residents nationwide, across all specialties, to receive the American Osteopathic Foundation and Merck’s Outstanding Resident of the Year Award. In 2010, he was recognized by the Florida Academy of Family Physicians as a diabetes master clinician.
Since 2009, Dr. Scuderi has been medical director of UF Health Family Medicine and Pediatrics — New Berlin, which has grown to six providers and now has more than 20,000 patient visits a year. The practice is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home. Dr. Scuderi has served on the UF Health Jacksonville Board of Directors; UFJHI Board of Directors; Community Health and Family Medicine Physician’s Advisory Board, of which he a former chair; UF Health Ambulatory Performance Improvement Committee; and the UF Health Patient Advocacy Committee, which he co-chairs. He is co-director of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association District 2 Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Symposium in St Augustine, and former director of the Jacksonville Health Equity Research Organization.
Dr. Scuderi has been recognized as a top teaching physician at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville and has been selected as a Top Doctor in Jacksonville multiple times by Jacksonville Magazine. In 2017, he was recognized as a Fellow by the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has been recognized several times by Vitals.com. In 2018, he was named associate chair of community health and family medicine at UF COMJ.
His passions include teaching, nutrition, exercise as medicine and team-based care. He has published, lectured and initiated research to advance this concept in family medicine. He enjoys spending time with family, coaching soccer and participating in an annual charity go-kart race.