Amy J Sheer

Amy J Sheer, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Internal Medicine
Business Phone: (352) 265-0651
Business Email: amy.sheer@medicine.ufl.edu

About Amy J Sheer

My name is Amy Sheer, MD, and I am an assistant professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine at the University of Florida department of medicine. I graduated with a master of public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and went on to medical school at the University of Florida, followed by an internal medicine residency, also at UF. I am board-certified in internal medicine.

I was inspired to become a physician to reverse, prevent and treat chronic diseases. I have experienced firsthand the pain and hardships that preventable chronic diseases can cause, not only to the patient, but to their families. I am passionate about improving quality of life and adding life to years. While earning my MPH prior to medical school, I became more inspired to focus on obesity and lifestyle medicine. I want my patients to know I am on their team and will work to help them reach their health goals.

I am a diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine and have received several awards I’m proud of, including the UF Department of Medicine Patient First Award, College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award and the National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Award.

I am currently working on developing an obesity medicine fellowship at UF Health and teaching materials about weight management for faculty, residents, students and patients. I have special expertise in diabetes, eating disorders, GERD, heart disease, obesity, plant-based lifestyle medicine, prediabetes and preventive health care.

Outside of work, you can find me spending time with my family and being outdoors. My favorite things are my three children, husband, two mastiffs and ginger cat.

Accomplishments

Exemplary Teacher Award
2019 · College of Medicine

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2024
BMS6633 The Cv System

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • General Internal Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Obesity
  • Physical examination
  • Preventive health care
  • Type 2 diabetes

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-9589-7727

Publications

2024
Risk of Coccidioidomycosis Infection Among Individuals Using Biologic Response Modifiers, Corticosteroids, and Oral Small Molecules.
ACR open rheumatology. 6(5):287-293 [DOI] 10.1002/acr2.11654. [PMID] 38425143.
2022
When Barium Goes Down the Wrong Pipe: a Severe Case of Aspiration Pneumonitis.
Journal of general internal medicine. 37(5) [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-021-07342-y. [PMID] 35048295.
2021
Improving burnout and well-being among medicine residents: Impact of a grassroots intervention compared to a formal program curriculum.
Journal of education and health promotion. 10 [DOI] 10.4103/jehp.jehp_1378_20. [PMID] 34485547.
2017
From Sea to Bloodstream: Vibrio vulnificus Sepsis
The American Journal of Medicine. 130(10):1167-1169 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.07.001.
2014
Domperidone for delayed gastric emptying in lung transplant recipients with and without gastroesophageal reflux.
Progress in transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.). 24(1):27-32 [DOI] 10.7182/pit2014823. [PMID] 24598562.
2013
Outcomes of cholecystectomy in US heart transplant recipients.
Annals of surgery. 258(2):312-7 [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318287ab27. [PMID] 23478523.
2011
Congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease predict poor surgical outcomes in older adults undergoing elective diverticulitis surgery.
Diseases of the colon and rectum. 54(11):1430-7 [DOI] 10.1097/DCR.0b013e31822c4e85. [PMID] 21979190.
2011
Differential association of race with treatment and outcomes in Medicare patients undergoing diverticulitis surgery.
Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 146(11):1272-6 [DOI] 10.1001/archsurg.2011.280. [PMID] 22106319.
2009
Interest in marijuana treatment programs among teenage smokers and nonsmokers.
Journal of substance abuse treatment. 37(4):421-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsat.2009.04.007. [PMID] 19556094.

Grants

Jul 2024 ACTIVE
Obesity Medicine Fellowship
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: OBESITY MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP COUNCIL via NOVO NORDISK

Education

Diplomat of the American Board of Obesity Medicine
2021 · ABOM
Residency – Internal Medicine
2015-2018 · University of Florida
Medical School
2011-2015 · University of Florida
Master of Public Health
2010-2011 · Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-0651
Emails:
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 103204
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
4197 NW 86TH TER
GAINESVILLE FL 32606