Rob Hatch

Rob Hatch, MD, MPH

Professor & Director Of H. James Free Center For Primary Care Education And Innovation

Department: MD_CHFM RURAL HEALTH_OLD TOWN
Business Phone: (352) 273-5157
Business Email: hatch@ufl.edu

About Rob Hatch

Dr. Hatch is a  Professor and the  Director of Medical Student Education in the Department of Community  Health and Family Medicine. He serves as the Clerkship Director of the  Family Medicine and Geriatrics Clerkship at the University of Florida  College of Medicine. He matriculated at the University of California,  Davis where he received a B.A. in chemistry and a B.S. in zoology. Dr.  Hatch attended medical school at the University of California, in Los  Angeles, California where he received his medical degree and a master’s  degree in Public Health. He was a resident at Blackstone Family  Practice Center at the Medical College of Virginia where he also  completed a faculty development fellowship. Dr. Hatch has received  numerous awards including the Hippocratic Award in 2006; Who’s Who in  Medicine and HealthCare, listed in Best Doctors in America; and is a three-time recipient of the Excellence in Generalist Medical Education Award. Dr. Hatch is a grant reviewer for the American Academy of Family Medicine Foundation, the National Institute for Healthcare Research, and HRSA. He has been a reviewer for the Journal of the Florida Medical Association, Family Medicine, International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, American Family Physician, Journal of Family Practice, Family Practice Recertification, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Hatch is a member of and has served on numerous committees for the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Hatch has written numerous refereed articles and book chapters, and is co-author of the book Fracture Management in Primary Care. He has presented numerous regional, national and international workshops and presentations on various topics. Dr. Hatch’s areas of interests are access to health care for uninsured people, community-oriented primary care, public health, rural medicine, sports medicine, fracture care by family physicians, office radiology, substance abuse, the history of medicine, the medical school admissions process and spirituality and health. He is internationally known for developing the Spiritual Involvement and Beliefs Scale, which has been used by numerous investigators and translated into 4 different languages.

Honors & Awards

Simon Doff Visiting Professorship
2018 · University of Florida Jacksonville
Keynote Speaker
2016 · UF College of Medicine White Coat Ceremony
Clinical Science Teacher of the Year
2016 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Outstanding Clerkship Director
2016 · Ken Kellner, MD, PhD Outstanding Clerkship Director Award
Hippocratic Award
2014 · University of Florida College of Medicine Graduating Class
Clinical Science Teacher of the Year
2014 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Exemplary Teacher
2012-2017 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Best Third Year Clerkship
2011 · Golden Apple Award
Outstanding Service Award
2011 · Equal Access Homeless Clinic
Honor Medical Society Inductee
2011 · Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Hippocratic Award
2010 · University of Florida College of Medicine Graduating Class
STFM President’s Award
2010 · Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Best Third Year Clerkship
2009 · Golden Apple Award
Educator of the Year
2007 · Florida Academy of Family Physicians
Exemplary Teacher
2006-2010 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Hippocratic Award
2006 · University of Florida College of Medicine Graduating Class
Exemplary Teacher
2003 · University of Florida College of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine
    American Board of Family Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Family Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Family Medicine
  • Healthy living
  • Orthopedic services
  • Preventive health care
  • Substance use disorder

Education

Fellowship – Family Medicine
1988 · Medical College of Virginia
Residency – Family Medicine
1987 · Medical College of Virginia
Internship – Family Medicine
1985 · Medical College of Virginia
Master of Public Health
1984 · University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Degree
1984 · University of California, Los Angeles

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-5157
Emails:
Business:
hatch@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Mailing:
PO BOX 100222
COMMUNITY HEALTH & FAMILY MEDICINE
MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
GAINESVILLE FL 326100222
Physical:
FAMILY MEDICINE AT OLD TOWN
25827 SE HWY 19
OLD TOWN FL 32680