John Gums, Pharm.D.
Professor of Pharmacy
Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical Pharmacy Education in Family Medicine
Director of the Family Medicine Pharmacokinetic Laboratory
Dr. Gums is a Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine in the Departments of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida . Additionally, he holds the title of Director of Clinical Research in Family Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Gums joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 1985. Dr. Gums is actively involved in teaching both in the College of Pharmacy and the College of Medicine . He has received Teacher of the Year award from the University of Florida Department of Family Medicine twice since joining the faculty.
He has authored over 75 peered-review articles, 14 continuing education programs, 15 posters and abstracts, and 9 book chapters. He has given over 100 presentations including national and internationally invited presentations to pharmacy and medical associations. He maintains an active clinical research program and is currently the principal investigator of the ARM Program and an investigator on a NIH grant investigating the pharmacogenetic determinants of antihypertensives.
Dr. Gums maintains membership in ASHP, ACCP, and is a member of the Family Practice and Ambulatory Care Editorial Advisory Council for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. In 1993, he was appointed by the governor as a member of the State of Florida Pharmacy Services and Technical Review panel. In 1997, he received the Outstanding Clinical Practice Award from ACCP. Most recently, Dr. Gums served as a Primary Health Care Policy Fellow with the Secretary of Health and Human Services in Washington DC .