Jason W. Wilson, MD
Jason Wilson
clinical emergency medicine, critical medical anthropology


Jason W. Wilson, MD, MA, FACEP is the Division Chief and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Mosrani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. He also holds an affiliated faculty appointment with the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida. Dr. Wilson serves as the Medical Director for Transitions of Care as well as the the Research Director for emergency medicine.


Jason Wilson, MD, MA, FACEP is an academic healthcare leader and medical anthropologist with an interest in developing patient-centered pathways that are medically efficacious but also consider the role of structural and cultural forces in determining health inequities and disparities.

Overall this approach reconsiders the role and position of the emergency department and how medicine can address social determinants of health by creating new assemblages of care and placement of anthropologists directly into the clinical space.

Current work includes research, development and treatment of anticoagulation and bleed reversal pathways, pathways that improve the ED based treatment of patients with sickle cell disease, HIV/HCV screening, HIV/HCV linkage and expansion of harm reduction programs to identify HIV and HCV in the emergency department and community; stabilization and linkage to care of patients with opioid use and other substance use disorders; operational management of the ED; response to Covid-19 in the hospital and community.

Dr. Wilson has received numerous grants and awards that fund his research and academic work while also staying busy seeing patients at a large Level-1 Academic trauma center in Tampa, Florida. Wilson has presented at many international, national, state and regional conferences and has multiple peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Wilson coordinates the emergency medicine coverage of local NFL games and serves as a team emergency medicine physician for the Tampa Bay Lightning. In addition, Wilson serves on numerous academic and community boards, conducts peer review for medical journals, and educates premedical and medical students. Jason Wilson is an Associate Professor at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, with a core faculty role in resident education.


Jason W. Wilson, MD was named Division Chief of Emergency Medicine December 1, 2022

Jason W. Wilson, MD is completing a PhD in anthropology at the University of South Florida, where he is an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Anthropology. His dissertation considers assemblage formation in clinical spaces and the expansion of syndemic models to co-located treatment of opioid use disorder and HCV. Expected completion date is Spring 2023.

In January 2021, Dr. Wilson was appointed to the inaugural leadership team of the new USF Center for Justice Research and Policy.

In January 2022, Jason W. Wilson published his first book, Clinical Anthropology 2.0: Improving Medical Education and the Patient Experience with co-author Roberta Baer, PhD. Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield.

Jason W. Wilson, MD. Covid-19 Tampa General Hospital Press Conference, April 2020
Jason W. Wilson, MD. Covid-19 Tampa General Hospital Press Conference, April 2020
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