From the Dean of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine

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

Dear Alumni:

I am pleased to inform you that voting for the U.S. News and World Report (USN&WR) Best Hospitals is now underway. As you may know, USN&WR partners with Doximity to release a reputation survey via email to its members who are board-certified physicians to nominate the best hospital in their specialty.

These scores contribute to the final USN&WR Best Hospitals and Best Children's Hospitals specialty rankings, which help shape the national reputation of the hospitals and their affiliated medical schools, as well as patients' perceptions on where to seek care.

I hope I can count on you to participate in this time-sensitive opportunity to help elevate the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and its strong network of hospital partnerships to even greater heights. As graduates of our program, you understand the important impact your USF medical training has had on your career. And as our reputation rises, so too does the value of your degree.

If you are a Doximity member and have received the reputation survey via email, please keep in mind USF’s primary teaching hospital, Tampa General Hospital, and our other clinical training affiliates when nominating the best hospital in your specialty area.


The final deadline to complete this survey is Thursday, March 22. If you are not a Doximity member, please register for survey eligibility in the future as the reputation score accounts for 27.5% of the overall USN&WR ranking.


I’d like to thank all of you who have already submitted your nominations. These rankings not only bring national prominence to your medical alma mater, but also elevate health care delivery in the Tampa Bay region.

All the best, 

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