Desmond Fitzpatrick

Desmond Fitzpatrick, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor; Medical Director, Lake County EMS; Medical Director, Sumter County EMS; Associate Director, EMS Fellowship; Asst. Med. Dir., Stadium Operations & Disaster Preparedness, BHG Stadium; Co-Director, EMS Clerkship

Department: Department of Emergency Medicine
Business Phone: (352) 265-5911
Business Email:

About Desmond Fitzpatrick

Before joining the faculty at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Fitzpatrick attended the University of Miami for an undergraduate degree in neuroscience. He completed his medical degree at Florida State University’s College of Medicine. He then went on to obtain his emergency medicine residency training at UF Health Shands Hospital and continued his training at UF with an Emergency Medical Services Fellowship. Dr. Fitzpatrick is currently part of the Division of Emergency Medical Services, where he serves as associate director of EMS fellowships, medical director for Lake County EMS system, medical director for Sumter County EMS, medical director for Stadium Operations and Disaster Preparedness, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium and as the EMS clerkship director.

Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medical Services Fellowship
    American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
    American Board of Emergency Medicine


Paramedic determination of appropriate emergency department destination.
The American journal of emergency medicine. 37(3):482-485 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.06.024. [PMID] 29933895.


Residency – Emergency Medicine
2013 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
2011 · Florida State University College of Medicine

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDC7710 Sr Emerg Med Clerkshp

Contact Details

(352) 265-5911
Fellowship Coordinator: