Paul Psychas, MD

CHFM Faculty

Paul Psychas, MD Paul Psychas, MD
Assistant Professor
Family Medicine at Eastside
410 NE Waldo Road
Gainesville, FL 32641-5685
(352) 265-7015  Fax: (352) 265-7021

Professional Biography

Dr. Paul Psychas received his undergraduate degree from Harvard before working as a scientific editor and technical writer in Finland, Thailand, and Nigeria for four years. He continued this scientific editing and writing as he entered medical school and through most of his residency at the University of Florida. Upon completing his residency training, Dr. Psychas worked as a physician at the AGH Hospital in Gainesville and later became the Chairman for the Family Practice Residency Patient Care Committee. After working as a physician for some time in Florida, Dr. Psychas entered the Peace Corps in West Africa as an Area Medical Officer where he provided health program support, training, and field consultation services. After this, Dr. Psychas returned to work as a physician at the VA Hospital in Gainesville, Florida only to return to Africa a year later where he worked as a Resident Advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. During this time, Dr. Psychas worked in Accra, Ghana providing technical support and guidance in the development and execution of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative. Dr. Psychas returned to the University of Florida at the Eastside Community Practice in 2013.


Program/Degree Institution Field/Specialty
B.A. Harvard College
Cambridge, MA
Magna Cum Laude
M.D. University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Residency University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Family Medicine

Certifications and Professional Organizations

  • Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Resident in Family Practice, 1999

Clinical Interests

  • Tropical Disease
  • International Health

Recent Publications

  • Baffoe-Wilmot, A. and P. Psychas, 2009. Collaboration In Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) Scale-up: Recent Experience in Ghana. In: Conference Proceedings, Pan-African Malaria Vector Control Conference. October 2009. RTI International.