College of Health and Human Performance

Christopher Bucciarelli (BSESS ’06)

Chief Medical Officer of St. Joseph’s Hospital South

Christopher Bucciarelli (BSESS ’06)

Christopher Bucciarelli, MD, MBA is the chief medical officer (CMO) of St. Joseph’s Hospital South. As CMO, Dr. Bucciarelli assists doctors by providing clinical oversight to physicians, ensuring compliance and evaluating quality of services. He is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Room Physicians.

Prior to his CMO position at St. Joseph's Hospital-South, Bucciarelli served as assistant CMO at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater where he was involved in creating efficiencies in operations. He served on numerous BayCare and Morton Plant committees with topics that include stroke, emergency department and hospital services, emergency department COVID-19 testing, hospital and health care policy, quality review and physician credentialing. 

Bucciarelli earned his Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Medicine, and completed his residency in emergency medicine at UF. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.

In 2006, he was inducted into the UF Hall of Fame for involvement on campus and service to the community. As a medical student, Buccciarelli was heavily involved in the American Medical Association (AMA) and was elected as national chair of the AMA- Medical Student Section.

[Profile added in 2022 for the HHP Spring Awards. Bucciarelli was recognized as an Outstanding Young Alumni.]

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