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Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs; Associate Chair, Department of Medicine; Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine


Linda Edwards, M.D., is senior associate dean for educational affairs for the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. In addition, she is an associate professor and associate chair of medicine, and chief of the division of general internal medicine.

Edwards is head of the medical college’s Office of Educational Affairs, which is responsible for the management and oversight of graduate and medical student education on the Jacksonville campus, as well as faculty development. She serves as the designated institutional official, working closely with the Graduate Medical Education Committee, to ensure campus compliance with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accreditation essentials for medical residencies and fellowships.

Edwards received her medical degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and completed an internal medicine residency at the UF-affiliated Jacksonville Health Education Programs. Upon completion of her residency, she joined UF at the then-University Hospital in 1984. In 1993, Edwards was promoted to associate professor and chief of the division of general internal medicine. In 2008, she was also appointed associate chair for the department of medicine, and in 2013 was named senior associate dean.

Edwards is board-certified in internal medicine and sees patients at the UF Health Jacksonville and UF Health Emerson Medical Plaza internal medicine centers, as well as at the Jacksonville Program for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at the downtown campus.