NEW DEPARTMENT CHAIRS
Since the last edition of Academic Matters, Ramon Bautista, M.D., M.B.A., became chair of neurology, taking over for Alan Berger, M.D., who chaired the department for 25 years.
Bautista, a professor of neurology who joined UF Health in 2000, has played an essential role in the growth of the department. He established the first National Association of Epilepsy Centers-certified Level 4 epilepsy program in Jacksonville, developing a multispecialty, collaborative program that enables UF Health to offer state-of-the-art epilepsy care.
Shortly after that announcement, Leigh Neumayer, M.D., M.S., was named chair of surgery. She comes from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, where she served in many leadership capacities, including as chair of surgery, interim senior vice president for health sciences and interim executive dean. Neumayer is internationally known for her expertise in breast cancer surgery and research, advocacy for women’s health issues and leadership in surgical education.
We are excited to have them in these key leadership positions as we pursue our vision to be the region’s most valued health care asset.