Conference

Speakers

Edmund Funai, MD

Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Administration, USF Health

Vice President for Strategic Development, USF System

Dr. Edmund Funai joined USF Health in November 2014, bringing with him extensive expertise and experience in building strong organizations, faculty practice and hospital operations. Primarily, Dr. Funai leads the daily operations for the colleges of USF Health – Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health.  A leading expert in patient safety and quality improvement, he focuses on continuing the rapid expansion of USF Health clinical operations and partnerships with area hospitals.

Dr. Funai also advises USF President Judy Genshaft in creating and executing USF System strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining USF Health, Dr. Funai was interim dean of Ohio State University College of Medicine and chief operating officer for the five hospitals that comprise the OSU Health System.

Dr. Funai has also held leadership positions at New York and Yale Universities, having served as director of obstetrics at Bellevue Hospital, NYU’s major affiliate and as chair of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation’s Regional Perinatal Care Task Force. He also was chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Yale and chief of obstetrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Funai is a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame and of New York Medical College, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the prestigious medical school honor society. He completed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and a fellowship in maternal–fetal medicine at NYU School of Medicine.

An outstanding clinician, Dr. Funai has been continuously named to numerous “Best Doctors” lists, including those published by Castle–Connolly since 2007.

His research interests include hypertension in pregnancy and patient safety. His patient safety work has been recognized with the Award for Research Excellence by the Society for Maternal–Fetal Medicine. He has more than 100 publications in peer reviewed journals, numerous chapters in prestigious textbooks, and 120 presentations at national meetings. He has also edited a textbook in high risk obstetrics and his research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Charles J. Lockwood, MD

Dean, University of South Florida (USF) Health Morsani College of Medicine Senior Vice President, USF Health

At USF Health, Dr. Lockwood leads the Morsani College of Medicine and the Colleges of Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy; and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. He also oversees the USF Physicians Group, the faculty group practice of the medical school – and the largest multispecialty group practice in West-Central Florida. He assumed these leadership roles on May 5, 2014. Dr. Lockwood also holds the rank of professor in the medical school's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Professor in the USF College of Public Health.


Dr. Lockwood is internationally known for his research expertise in obstetrics and gynecology and has received multiple awards and commendations for his discoveries. He has authored more than 270 peer-reviewed publications, 80 text book chapters and reviews, 141 editorials, authored or co-authored three books and co-edited seven major textbooks. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science. He has been credited with leading a research team that discovered fetal fibronectin, the first biochemical predictor of prematurity. He has also made major discoveries in the field of endometrial biology. He is the recipient of multiple research grant awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the March of Dimes and other foundations. Dr. Lockwood has chaired and/or served on multiple committees of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, NIH, the Food and Drug Administration, and is a past president of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (formerly the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, the largest international reproductive science organization. He has been a tireless advocate of the training of physician scientists.


Dr. Lockwood, 60, earned a Sc.B., magna cum laude, with distinction, from Brown University; his medical degree was obtained from the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine and he has a Master of Science in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. He served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital and his fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was elected to the Sigma Xi and Alpha Omega Alpha research and medical honor societies, respectively.


Before joining USF Health, Dr. Lockwood spent three years as the dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and vice president of Health Sciences. Prior to joining the Ohio State, Dr. Lockwood spent nine years as the Anita O'Keeffe Young Professor of Women's Health and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale University School of Medicine. Prior to his post at Yale, he served as the Stanley H. Kaplan Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the New York University School of Medicine from 1995 to 2002, and was acting director of NYU's Kaplan Cancer Center from 1998 to 2000. His previous appointments include the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and the faculty of Tufts University.


Dr. Lockwood's clinical interests include the prevention of recurrent pregnancy loss, preterm delivery, and maternal thrombosis. Dr. Lockwood maintains an active research lab at USF Health dedicated to research in these areas. He recently helped launch and practices at the Pregnancy Loss Prevention Center, which is housed at the USF Health South Tampa Center for Advanced Healthcare on the campus of Tampa General Hospital.

Douglas Holt, MD

Douglas A. Holt, MD, FACP, is the Andor Szentivanyi Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine at USF. He has also been the Director of the Hillsborough County Health Department (HCHD) since 1996. He is also Chief of Infectious Disease at Tampa General Hospital. Dr. Holt earned his MD from the University of South Alabama and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Infectious Disease at USF.

In 2001 to 2002, Dr. Holt was the Acting Deputy State Health Officer and played an important part in directing the anthrax investigation in Lantana, Florida. He served in this capacity again in 2011. In 2012, Dr. Holt was presented with the Distinguished Service to the State of Florida award from the Executive Office of Governor, Rick Scott.

Dr. Holt has been successful in combining public health services with those of the university. Since joining USF in 1989, Dr. Holt has started collaborative work with the burn, solid organ transplant, BMT and trauma units at Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and has been an important member of the TGH Cardiac Transplant and Liver Transplant Teams. During his term as Professor and Health Department Director, hundreds of research studies have been completed and grants submitted. He has been Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI on 57 research protocols, secured a $1 million HUD grant for a research facility build-out and authored 21 peer-reviewed publications.

Thomas Unnasch, PhD

Deborah Cragun, PhD

Juan Pascale, MD, PhD