Two University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville leaders have been singled out for their dedication and contributions to the field of psychiatry.
Steven P. Cuffe, MD, professor and chair of the department of psychiatry, and Daniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD, professor and dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, were elevated to fellows of the American College of Psychiatrists at the annual meeting on Feb. 19.
Membership in the American College of Psychiatrists is by invitation only and limited to 700 doctors who have demonstrated excellence in the field of psychiatry, with national recognition in clinical practice, research, academic leadership or teaching. Fellowship is an honor extended to fewer than 100 members who have shown ongoing commitment to the work and ideals of the college, specifically active involvement and contributions to its work as well as sustained and substantial impact in the field of psychiatry.
Cuffe joined UF Health Jacksonville in 2008 and has helped build the department into one of the largest and most respected psychiatry practices region. One of the highlights has been the establishment of a new psychiatry residency program. Cuffe received his medical education at Wake Forest University and completed his residency and his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco.
“It is an honor to have my work recognized by the American College of Psychiatrists,” said Cuffe. “The work of building a department of psychiatry and starting the first residency program in psychiatry here in Jacksonville has been exciting and rewarding. Jacksonville has a tremendous unmet need for psychiatric services, and we are striving to educate the next generation of psychiatrists to meet those needs.”
Wilson joined the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville as dean in February 2012. Prior to that he was the chair of the department of psychiatry at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his medical education at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowships in psychiatry at McLean Hospital & Harvard Medical School. He also has a doctorate in anthropology from Queens’ College of the Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
“It is an honor to be a member of the American College of Psychiatrists and all the more so to be elevated to fellow,” said Wilson. “I have been helped along the way by a great many mentors and colleagues, which makes it especially fitting to have been joined on stage by my esteemed UF associate, Dr. Steven Cuffe.”
Steven P. Cuffe, MD, FACPsych
Chair, Department of Psychiatry; Program Director, Psychiatry Residency