Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-8899
Fax: (352) 392-3305
Education and Training
MD – With Academic and Research Honors, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1999)
BA – With Honors, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (1995)
Residency – Medical University of South Carolina, Departments of Surgery and Family Medicine (1999-2003)
Fellowship – Spartanburg Regional Health Center, Department of Family Medicine Obstetrics (2003-2004)
Awards and Professional Interests
Community Service Award, UCF COM (2020)
Educational Leadership Award, Pre-Clinical Curriculum, UCF COM (1999)
Teaching Incentive Program Award, UCF COM and UCF (2018)
Dean’s Leadership Enhancement Program, UCF COM (2017)
Innovative Teaching Award, UCF COM (2015)
Excellence in Teaching Award, WWAMI, WSU/UI (2009)
Excellence in Teaching Award, WWAMI, WSU/UI – honorable mention (2008)
American Academy of Family Practice Active Teacher in Family Medicine (2004)
Society of Teachers in Family Medicine Teaching Award (2003)
Max Rittenbury Surgical Intern of the Year (2000)
Johnson E, Romero A, Phillips P, Topping D, Zumsteg J, Schwartz-Fernandes F.”Accuracy of Injections of the First Carpometacarpal Joint, Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex, and Elbow Joint: A Cadaveric Study” Submitted to Hand, Nov 2020).
Pruitt WJ, Faraci NS, Parianos M, Heaner D, Burr J, Topping D. “Interprofessional Education: Medical Students Create a Cadaver Lab Workshop for Nursing Students at a Neutral Cost.” (Submitted to Anatomical Sciences Education, March 2021).
Sanchez K, Abrams M, Khallouq B, Topping D. “Classroom Instruction: Medical Students Attitudes toward LGBTQI+ Patients” (Under review Journal of Homosexuality).
Abrams M, Daly K, Eckert T, Topping D. “Reflective Writing on the Cadaveric Dissection Experience: An Effective Tool to Assess the Impact of Dissection on Learning of Anatomy, Humanism, Empathy, Well‐Being, and Professional Identity Formation in Medical Students” Anatomical Sciences Education. 2020; 13 Oct 2020 (early view). https://doi.org/10.1002/ase.2025
R. A. Rusovici, D. B. Topping, S. E. S. Eriksson and D. L. Lopez, “Experimental Modal Analysis of an In-situ Clavicle,” 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Berlin, Germany, 2019, pp. 5352-5355, doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2019.8857808.