Petra Townsend, MD

Petra Townsend

Petra Townsend, MD
Assistant Professor
Family Medicine at Springhill
4197 NW 86th Terrace, Suite 2201
Gainesville, FL 32606

Contact Information 
Phone: (352) 265-9475
Fax: (352) 265-9476

Professional Biography

Dr. Petra Townsend is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Florida and her medical degree from Ross University School of  Medicine. She completed her training in Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic Florida.

Dr. Townsend is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, where she has served as a Resident Director holding the position of Secretary and Treasurer. She is also a founding member of the Mayo Clinic Fellow’s Association, where she previously served as Athletic Chairman.


Residency Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida
Family Medicine
MD Ross University School of Medicine
Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies
BA University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Certifications and Professional Organizations

  • Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Florida Academy of Family Physicians
  • Mayo Clinic Fellow’s Association

Honors and Awards

  • Robert A. Warriner Center of Excellence, Healogics, Inc. (2016-18)
  • Customer Service is Key Award – UF Health (2014-16)
  • Physician Recognition Award – UF Health (2014)
  • Outstanding Patient Care – Mayo Clinic Family Medicine (2009-10)

Clinical Interests

  • Women’s Health
  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine

Recent Publications

  • Isley A, Townsend P. Survivorship of the Breast Cancer Patient and the Family Physician. The Journal of Family Medicine. 2009
  • Shaw G, Yang C, Zhang L, Cook, P, Pike B, Hill WD. Characterization of the bovine neurofilament NF-M protein and cDNA sequence, and identification of in vitro and in vivo calpain cleavage sites. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004; 325(2): 619-25.