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Joseph Sabato Jr., M.D.
Director of Field Operations and Disaster Management

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Division of Field Operations is unique in the field of medicine because it extends beyond the physical confines of the hospital. It literally takes the physician to the site of illness or injury in the field.

Established in 2001, the division's faculty, fellows and residents provide their expertise and services to the NASA Space Shuttle program, numerous emergency medical services agencies, several SWAT teams in the region and a number of large sporting events. Physicians involved in field operations receive specialized training in order to provide optimal medical care in austere conditions and during high-risk situations like shuttle launches and SWAT callouts.

If you have any additional questions after browsing our site, please feel free to contact us.

Joseph Sabato Jr., M.D.
Director of Field Operations and Disaster Management; Medical Director, Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) & Chest Pain Center (CPC)

Newsletter

Research E-News - Spring 2013
Previous Editions

News & Announcements

UF physicians receive patient safety grant to offer online pain training for emergency care providers

3/26/2015

Physicians and researchers at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville are using a state patient-safety grant... [full story]

Saving a lifesaver

3/10/2015

Dr. Joseph Tepas’ life changed the day he walked into Katie Caples’ hospital room. The 17-year-old looked like the pediatr... [full story]

Getting to know our nurses: Tara Balsamo

3/4/2015

Name: Tara Balsamo, MSN, RN, CCRN, TraumaOne UF Health: When did you realize you wanted to become a nurse and why? Balsamo: In... [full story]

Upcoming Events

May 28

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

From 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM