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Richard S. Schofield, MD

Richard S. Schofield, MDRichard S. Schofield, MD, FACC
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Vice Chairman for Veterans Affairs
Chief of the Medical Service
North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System


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Dr. Richard S. Schofield is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville.  He is also the Vice Chairman for Veterans Affairs within the Department of Medicine at the University of Florida and he is Chief of the Medical Service for the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, one of the largest integrated health systems in the Veterans Health Administration.   Since 1997, Dr. Schofield has also served as an Attending Cardiologist in the adult Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Program at the University of Florida and the Shands Transplant Center.

From 2001-2010, Dr. Schofield led the Cardiology Section at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida.  In that capacity Dr. Schofield supervised one of the busiest cardiovascular programs in the VA.  Dr. Schofield has received local, regional, and national awards from the Department of Veterans Affairs for Quality Improvement and/or Systems Redesign.  In 2007, Dr. Schofield was named to the national VA Cardiology Field Advisory Committee, and in 2011 he was named as the VA representative to the American College of Cardiology Board of Governors.

Dr. Schofield is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and in Advanced Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation.  He is an active participant in a number of ongoing clinical research projects in the field of heart failure and/or heart transplantation.  His research interests have included the application of telehealth management to outpatients with chronic heart failure.  He is the director of an award-winning  telehealth heart failure management program affiliated with the VA Office of Telehealth Services.  He has served on numerous local committees and task forces as well as regional and national committees for the VA and for the American College of Cardiology. He currently serves on the Quality of Care committee for the Heart Failure Society of America.  Dr. Schofield has authored or co-authored over 150 original manuscripts, reviews, book chapters, or abstracts and in 2008 he received a statewide award for research excellence from the Florida Heart Research Institute.




BA University of Florida History
MD University of Florida College of Medicine Medicine
Residency University of Florida/Shands Hospital Internal Medicine
Fellowship University of Florida/Shands Hospital Cardiovascular Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplantation
  • General Cardiology


  • Mishkin JD, Saxonhouse SJ, Woo GW, Burkart TA, Miles WM Conti JB, Schofield RS, Sears, SF, Aranda JM Jr. Appropriate Evaluation and Treatment of Heart Failure Patients After Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Discharge: Time to Go Beyond the Initial Shock. J Am Coll Cardiol 2009;54:1993-2000.


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