Gary D. Josephson MD, MBA received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany and his MD degree at SUNY Downstate Medical College with Distinction in Research. He completed an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary where he was honored with the Resident Teaching Award and Turner Award for excellence in otolaryngology. During this time, he was the medical correspondent for a local newspaper in Manhattan with a readership of over 350,000. His column included health and wellness tips and facts to improve well-being. Dr. Josephson also completed a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the University of Virginia, as well as an MBA with highest honors from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Currently, Dr. Josephson is the Chief Medical Officer at a nationally recognized not-for-profit pediatric healthcare organization. He holds academic rank of Professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He has received many awards for his contributions to the medical profession and advocacy for children. Dr. Josephson has been named in “Jacksonville’s Best Surgeons in the City” and listed in “Castle Connelly” and “Best Doctors in America” year after year. In 2018, Dr. Josephson was selected for the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who. He is an active member of numerous societies and participates on many boards and committees nationally. Dr. Josephson has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the medical literature in addition to invited articles, book chapters, and a medical text he edited titled “Complications in Pediatric Otolaryngology.” He serves as a consultant for medical equipment companies and provides expertise on surgical innovation. He has developed several instruments currently used in surgical practice today. Even with many administrative responsibilities, Dr. Josephson remains actively engaged in research, education, and clinical care. He is often an invited guest lecturer nationally and internationally. He has enjoyed volunteering for international medical mission trips to care for adults and children with facial deformities. Dr. Josephson was honored by his undergraduate alma mater and was the commencement keynote speaker for the graduating class of the College of Biological Sciences. His address shared the seven principles and how they pave a road to success. On a more personal note, Dr. Josephson enjoys nature, outdoor activities, and staying physically fit. His greatest passion is spending time with his wife, Patricia, a Jacksonville pediatrician, and their two children, Samantha and Grayson. Dr. Josephson and his family currently reside in Jacksonville, Florida.
Patricia Solo-Josephson, MD, is a pediatrician in the telemedicine division at a multispecialty health system in Jacksonville, Florida and is Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine. She attended the University of Miami where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. She continued her studies and received a medical doctorate degree at the University of Miami/Miller School of Medicine. In 1997, she completed her pediatric residency-training program at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. After graduation she moved to Jacksonville, Florida where she joined the University of Florida faculty. She worked many years in both the private and public sector to expand healthcare within marginalized communities. After obtaining a grant through the American Academy of Pediatrics which identified health access barriers for underserved children, she helped develop Jacksonville’s Hispanic Initiative. Through this initiative, she devoted much of her time to ensuring equitable health care to the rapidly growing Hispanic population. She served as the Vice Chair of the Partnership for Child Health and Chair of the Mayor’s Hispanic American Advisory Board. She is listed as one of the “Top Doctors” in the Jacksonville Magazine and is a member of the Global Directory of Who’s Who. She was nominated “Pediatrician of the Year for Northeast Florida” in 2010 and recipient of the Community Service Award for the Duval County Health Department in 2009. In October of 2012, the National Football League selected her as the recipient of Jacksonville’s Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. Currently, she teaches medical students and pediatric residents on the use and integration of telemedicine into pediatric healthcare. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Telemedicine and has several publications on the use of telemedicine in the pediatric urgent care setting. In 2020 the manuscript, “A Pediatric Telemedicine Response to a Natural Disaster” co-authored by Dr. Solo-Josephson and her colleagues, was awarded the “Best Paper of the Year” by the journal of Telemedicine and e-Health.