Morsani College of Medicine Alumni Society

From the Dean of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

Dean Charles J. Lockwood
Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM

Dear Alumni:

You are an invaluable part of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine family, and we have missed seeing you this past year. As we approach the twilight of this terrible pandemic, I sincerely hope that you and your families have stayed well. Like many of you, our faculty, staff and students have been working tirelessly to lead our state and community in combatting this virus through innovative research, patient care and education.   

The new USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute building in downtown Tampa opened in 2020 as an anchor for the up-and-coming Water Street wellness district, the first of its kind in the world. The new facility is projected to make a $70 million impact on our regional economy, and as campus restrictions ease, we would be thrilled to host you for a tour of this exciting new home for our medical college.

U.S. News and World Report continues to rank the Morsani College of Medicine among the top 50 medical schools for research. Your support allows us to conduct top-tier research and provide world-class education, and as our ranking continues to increase, so does the value of your USF diploma. 

As life begins to gradually regain a sense of normality, I encourage you to get involved with the Alumni Society by attending Alumni Weekend in October, serving on the board, or volunteering virtually or in person to help future physicians through the ASSIST program. Through giving to your class scholarship or by sponsoring the white coat of a first-year medical student, you will be investing in the next generation of physicians who will follow in your footsteps.

I am truly grateful for your dedication to the Morsani College of Medicine and the Alumni Society. 

All the best,


Charles Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Senior Vice President, USF Health
Dean, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine