St. Petersburg, FL - St. Petersburg General Hospital is pleased to announce that the Director of Graduate Medical Education, Randy Shuck, D.O., is among an elite group of osteopathic physicians to be honored by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

The AOA recently announced its “Guardians of the Profession” honor roll. Dr. Shuck was named to the list because he has been instrumental in advancing the culture of osteopathic medicine. He has served the profession well with past leadership roles including President of the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society and President of the Florida Society of the American College of Family Practitioners. Dr. Shuck demonstrates a strong sense of pride in the osteopathic medical profession and works actively to advance osteopathic medicine with both colleagues and the general public. He works tirelessly to pass this passion on to the students, interns and residents he instructs and mentors in the Graduate Medical Education Program at St. Petersburg General Hospital, a program which he pioneered. This program currently encompasses a class of over 40 trainees in both the Internship and Family Medicine Residency.

Dr. Randy Shuck is a 3rd generation Floridian, born and raised in St. Petersburg, FL. He was in private practice for twelve years, and worked for seven years in the Emergency Room. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor with Lake Erie College of Medicine and has taught post-doctoral clinical medicine for over ten years. In addition to his role as Director of Graduate Medical Education, he is also currently a Hospitalist at St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Shuck is well known in the Tampa Bay area as the medical anchor for Bay News 9 and News Channel 13. He lectures at the national level and has received several awards including Physician of the Year for Pinellas County and Educator of the Year for the State of Florida. He has also been selected to the “13 Magnet Men of Tampa Bay”.