On June 22, leaders from Shands Jacksonville joined physicians and staff from the University of Florida College of Medicine–Jacksonville to recognize the accomplishments, dedication and leadership of two retiring department chairs, George "Skip" Wilson, M.D., and Tai Nguyen, M.D..
Dr. Wilson, who retired in June joined the faculty of the UF department of community health and family medicine in 1987 and rose to the rank of professor in 2001. He served as chair since 1995. Dr. Wilson was also director of UF’s network of primary care clinics.
Dr. Nguyen joined the faculty in 1980, earning the title of associate professor of neurosurgery in 1986. He served as associate chair from 1986-2005 and interim chair from 2005-2010. Dr. Nguyen was medical director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program at Shands for the past 24 years. He officially retires in August.
"With the retirement of Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Wilson from their respective chair positions, the UFCOM-J has lost a combined total of 53 years of clinical and administrative experience," Robert Nuss, MD, dean of the regional campus for the University of Florida Health Science Center-Jacksonville, said. "Their contributions to the hospital and college of medicine will be sorely missed, and in many areas, irreplaceable. We can’t thank them enough for their efforts over the past decades and wish them well in future endeavors."