Staff Listing

W. Patrick Duff

W. Patrick Duff M.D.

Phone: (352) 273-7971

Dr. Duff attended college at Harvard University and then pursued a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the University of Virginia. He then changed career plans and entered medical school at Georgetown University, where he graduated from and then began a long service obligation with the U.S. Army. While in military service, he completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Texas in San Antonio. He has served as a faculty member at three of the Army’s major teaching centers: Walter Reed, Letterman, and Madigan. He completed his military service as Director of Obstetrics at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington and retired from active duty, accepting a faculty position in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Florida.

He has worked at the University of Florida for 24 years and has formerly served as the Residency Program Director and Director of Fellowship Research until stepping down in July 2013.  He continues to serve as Associate Dean for Student Affairs. 

  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
James A Gorske

James A Gorske M.Ed.

Learning Specialist
Phone: (352) 273-7971

Provide individual learning, test taking and time management strategies. Coordinate COM Tutoring program. Serve as COM Disability Resource Center liaison for students with disabilities seeking academic accommodations.

Jerell J Blackburn

Jerell J Blackburn

Administrative Spec I
Phone: (352) 273-7977
Julian Gilder

Julian Gilder

Assistant University Registrar
Phone: (352) 273-7978

Registers medical students; provides letters of good standing; provides support for NBME Step 1 applications; provides support for in state residency applications. Responsible for course development and course delivery for medical school courses. Provides verification of medical education for new licensure of past medical students.

Beth J Griffis

Beth J Griffis

Office Assistant
Phone: (352) 273-8581

Coordinates scheduling for COM senior medical students and VSAS/VSLO students (visiting students).

Stephanie Cellucci

Stephanie Cellucci

Administrative Support Assistant II
Phone: (352) 273-7975

Front Desk & Events Coordinator (Orientation, White Coat, Graduation, etc.), Lockers, Fobs, HIPAA, Background Screens

Vicki A Busseno

Vicki A Busseno M.S.

Program Assistant
Phone: (352) 273-7973

MSPEs, immunizations, and conference room requests


Open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our Office Information

Harrell Medical Education Building 1104 Newell Drive, Suite 210 Gainesville FL 32611 Mailing Address: Health Science Center PO Box 100216 Gainesville, FL 32610-0216 Phone: (352) 273-7971 Fax: (352) 273-7536

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