UF mourns passing of longtime faculty member

Published: April 10, 2020 By: Eric Lowe
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UF Health mourns longtime family medicine provider and faculty member Linda L. Wilson, DO, who passed away Saturday, April 4. Wilson was a University of Florida assistant professor of community health and family medicine and medical director of UF Health Family Medicine – Lem Turner.

Born in Paterson, New Jersey, in 1963, Wilson received her medical degree in 1991 from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University in Iowa and completed a family medicine residency at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan.

Upon completing her residency in 1996, she joined the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville’s department of community health and family medicine as clerkship director and was active training family medicine residents in inpatient and outpatient settings during her first 12 years with the organization. She was appointed assistant medical director of the UF Health Family Medicine – Lem Turner practice in 2016 and was appointed medical director in January 2019.

“She embraced innovations with passion and convinced her team to adopt MyChart and telehealth services,” said Nipa Shah, MD, a professor and chair of community health and family medicine at the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville. “Her ‘can-do,’ spunky personality inspired us, and it’s an understatement to say we’ll all miss her terribly.”

Wilson was also dedicated to continuing medical education, serving 19 years as medical director for “Medical Record Keeping Course for Heath Care Professionals,” a national course for the Florida Medical Association and under the direction of the Florida Board of Medicine.

She enjoyed spending time with family, exercising, eating healthy and counseling patients on preventive medicine and healthy lifestyle choices. Her hobbies included cross-training, Zumba, tennis, singing in church choir and attending symphony concerts, musicals and comedy shows.

Wilson’s colleagues remember her as an amazing physician with unmatched dedication to her clinic and her patients. “Up to the week she passed, she was thinking of ways to come back to continue serving,” Shah said. “Dr. Wilson was tough. She was a fighter till the end. She fought a good fight and is finally at peace. She will be missed greatly.”

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