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:

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.


Exemplary Teacher Award
2019 · College of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

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

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)



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.
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.
From Sea to Bloodstream: Vibrio vulnificus Sepsis
The American Journal of Medicine. 130(10):1167-1169 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.07.001.
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.
Outcomes of cholecystectomy in US heart transplant recipients.
Annals of surgery. 258(2):312-7 [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318287ab27. [PMID] 23478523.
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.
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.
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.


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

(352) 265-0651
Business Mailing:
PO Box 103204
Business Street:
4197 NW 86TH TER