Timothy Durkin, DO



Tim Durkin, DO grew up in the DC suburbs of Maryland before attending Vanderbilt for his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering, where he was a volunteer EMT and BLS instructor. After college, he continued his EMS involvement while working as a contractor supporting DARPA robotics research and attending paramedic school at night. He earned his DO degree at Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (since renamed Kentucky COM), where he was president of the EMIG and also appointed student representative to the curriculum committee.

He completed EM residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was awarded the “Team Player Award” by the nursing staff as graduating senior. Since residency, he has worked in community EM in Albuquerque, NM and southern Colorado, and been an active volunteer search and rescue responder as well as medical director. His interests in EMS and the outdoors led him to medical coverage for numerous sport events, including world cup ice climbing and a hundred-mile mountain ultra marathon.

Dr Durkin is excited to be returning to academic medicine as a “non-traditional” fellow in sports medicine. He says “UFL is a great place to train in sports medicine, with a top level athletics program, great faculty and the nearby resources of a major academic medical center. “ He and his wife are enjoying Gainesville and frequently can be found biking or kayaking when he is not covering a sport event or working in the emergency department and sports medicine clinics.