Academics and Research
RAF provides the perfect blend of highly specialized clinical and academic medicine.
In addition to providing radiology consultative services for our partners, RAF is an active participant in tumor boards, conferences and grand rounds. RAF currently participates in conferences in the following areas:
- Gastrointestinal disease
- Brain Tumor
- Breast cancer
- Interstitial Lung Disease
“RAF is distinguished from other radiology practices by our strong academic commitment. Our physicians are shaping the future of radiology with active involvement in medical research.”
The faculty are also research focused and participate in clinical and basic science research. They are involved in numerous NIH and industry-sponsored clinical trials, with hundreds of peer-reviewed publications to their credit, as well as the development and refinement of cutting-edge imaging techniques.
RAF’s partnership with the University of South Florida
Members of RAF serve as core and collaborative clinical faculty in the Department of Radiology at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa. RAF radiologists are actively involved in the education and training of USF medical students, diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology residents, as well as advanced sub-specialty fellows. As USF Radiology faculty, RAF radiologists seek to advance the department’s vision of being “Recognized for Transformational Excellence in Clinical, Educational, and Research Missions in an Entrepreneurial Academic-Private Departmental Model.” In their academic role at USF and its partner, Tampa General Hospital, RAF physicians have the opportunity to educate the next generation of physicians, participate in cutting-edge research that saves lives, and care for some of the sickest and most complex patients. The original framework for the RAF-USF partnership was published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology in 2010.
Within the Department of Radiology, RAF faculty are active in leadership positions that include Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Residency Program Director, Associate Residency Program Director, Residency Subspecialty Education Director, and Fellowship Director. Additionally, key RAF faculty have leadership roles at the university where they serve as members of the Executive Management Committee of the Department of Radiology, the Morsani College of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) Committee, and the Annual Institutional Review Committee for GME.
RAF’s partnership with the Florida State University
RAF is committed to the Florida State College of Medicine to educate their medical students and resident physicians at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. RAF provides a didactic lecture curriculum, as well as a peerless clinical experience that pairs up medical students and residents in the FSU Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine programs with RAF attending radiologists, for one-on-one clinical teaching sessions. These young physicians also get a chance to test their knowledge by independently reviewing expertly curated teaching cases at a real workstation, just as they will be doing for their own patients in their future clinical practices. RAF is excited to advance the mission of FSU in developing exemplary physicians who are sensitive to community needs, including underserved populations.