About R W Curry
R. WHIT CURRY, Jr., M.D., received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, followed by his medical degree from Duke University Medical School in 1971. He completed training in internal medicine at Stanford University Medical Center and became board-certified in internal medicine in 1974. After spending two years in the National Health Service Corps, he completed a fellowship in family medicine at UF and became board-certified in family medicine in 1979. Curry has been a faculty member with the UF department of community health and family medicine since 1977 and was appointed chairman in 1992.
He has won numerous teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year, and has been listed in The Best Doctors in America since 1995. He has received certificates of recognition from the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation and the Florida Medical Association. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a member of the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine and the Alachua County Medical Association. He was editor-in-chief of the journal Patient Care from 2003-2007 and has authored more than 130 publications.
Curry’s medical interests include cardiology and diabetes, general medicine, health maintenance and preventive services. He is also the lead medical adviser for Health in a Heartbeat, a daily radio series with more than 3 million listeners that provides consumer-health information and the latest news onmedical research and patient-care breakthroughs.