Richard J. Rathe, MD

CHFM Faculty

Richard J. Rathe, MD Richard J. Rathe, MD
Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Medical Informatics
1600 SW Archer Road Suite M-130
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001
(352) 392-6552
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Professional Biography

In addition to holding an Associate Professor position at the Family Medicine at Old Town clinic, Dr. Rathe is also the Associate Dean for Medical Informatics where he coordinates clinical and academic information technology development for the College of Medicine. Acting also as Director of Medical Informatics, he works with faculty to develop computer-assisted instruction for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. During his career, Dr. Rathe has been awarded over $200,000 in grant money, given over 100 presentations developed over 20 software programs. Outside his interests in technology, Dr. Rathe is also a Medical Review Officer and an active volunteer physician at the Equal Access Clinic where he provides care for the indigent.


Program/Degree Institution Field/Specialty
BA Carleton College
Northfield, Minnesota
Pubic Health
MD University of Minnesota
Duluth, Minnesota
Residency University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming
Family Medicine
Fellowship Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, Massachusetts
Medical Informatics

Certifications and Professional Organizations

  • Member, Florida Academy of Family Physicians

 Honors and Awards

  • Golden Apple Teaching Award (Departmental) 2010-2011
  • Celebration of Excellence Award, University of Florida College of Medicine Curriculum Committee, 2002
  • Florida Academy of Family Physicians “Special Recognition Award for Service to the Academy,” 1998
  • “Bronze Apple” for Educational Software, “Human Anatomy CD-ROM,” National Educational Media Network, 1996
  • Faculty Superior Accomplishment Award, University of Florida, 1996
  • Cum Laude Award, Radiologic Anatomy InfoRAD Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 1993
  • Certificate of Merit, Radiologic Anatomy InfoRAD Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, 1992

Academic Interests

  • Health Science Center Information Technology Advisory Committee
  • UF Health Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record Task ForceC

Clinical Interests

  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes Education
  • Preventative Health Care
  • Healthy living

Recent Publications

  • Schell CL, Wohl R, Rathe R, Schell WJ. “Automated vs manual triage for bioterrorist disaster: a blinded crossover feasibility study comparing personal digital assistant to paper-based triage.” American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2006 Nov; 24(7): 843-6
  • Rathe R, “The Complete Physical,” American Family Physician, 2003 Oct. 1; 68(7): 1439, 1443-4.
  • Davidson R, Duerson M, Rathe R, Pauly R, Watson RT. “Using standardized patients as teachers: a concurrent controlled trial.” Academy of Medicine 2001 Aug; 76(8): 840-3.
  • Rathe R, Klioze A, “Basic Clinical Skills Interactive Software” Gold Standard Multimedia Inc., October 2000.