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USF Tampa General Physicians appoints first vice president of operations

Cantonis, who is a seasoned operational leader with over 20 years of experience
includes inpatient and outpatient, service lines, and population health, joins USFTGP from San Diego.

June 16, 2022 USF Tampa General Physicians (USFTGP) has appointed Matthew Cantonis as senior vice president of operations.

Launched in January 2022, USFTGP supports clinical practice administrative functions for USF Health Morsani College of Medicine and Tampa General Medical Group (TGMG). The creation of the organization follows nearly two years of transition planning since the announcement of the expanded membership in July 2020.

Matthew Cantonis

Cantonis, who is a seasoned operational leader with more than 20 years of experience in inpatient and outpatient, service lines, and population health, joins USFTGP from San Diego, Calif., where he has worked for Scripps Health since 2011, most recently as a vice assistant. President of Clinical Service Lines and Responsible Care for Scripps Health.

“I am thrilled to welcome Matt back to Tampa and have him join our outstanding USFTGP leadership team,” said Mark G. Moseley, MD, USFTGP President and Vice Dean of USF. Health Morsani College of Medicine. “His extensive operational experience will be a perfect fit for our new organization, and I’m confident he will help us achieve our goal of building a world-class medical practice infrastructure.”

“Raised in Tampa Bay, and after more than a decade in San Diego with Scripps Health, I’m honored to return to the area to support USF Tampa’s general physicians,” Cantonis said. “The organization is uniquely positioned to improve the quality, access and coordination of care within a community I love and make a meaningful difference in the lives of the patients it serves. »

Through coordinated services, the USFTGP will help drive growth, improve quality, and increase access to world-class academic medical care throughout the community, as well as serve as a recruiting tool for leading academic physicians across the country. The new organization will further enhance the national reputation of USF Health and TGH, which will help attract additional research funds and support the economic drivers of the Tampa Bay healthcare market.

The USFTGP comprises 1,400 team members who serve and support physicians employed by USF Health and TGMG, providing practice infrastructure, clinical management, and related operational and administrative support services. The USFTGP also works with physicians in private practice on staff at Tampa General to provide purchased services and management services through the new organization.


Tampa General Hospital, a 1,041-bed nonprofit academic medical center, is one of America’s largest hospitals and provides world-class care as the region’s only trauma center. level I and comprehensive burn care. Tampa General Hospital is the highest-ranked hospital in the market in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Hospitals, and one of the top four hospitals in Florida, with five specialties ranking among the top programs in the United States. The University Medical Center the commitment to grow and develop its team members is recognized by two prestigious 2021 Forbes magazine ranking – America’s Top Employers by Statethird out of Florida’s 100 companies and first among social and health care organizations and 13e nationally in America’s Best Employers for Women. Tampa General is the region’s safety net hospital, caring for everyone regardless of their ability to pay, and in fiscal year 2020 provided a net community benefit worth more than $182.5 million in health care for underinsured patients, community education and financial assistance. support for community health organizations in Tampa Bay. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers and the primary teaching hospital for USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. With six medical helicopters, Tampa General Hospital transports critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. Tampa General is home to a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center, and its 32-bed neuroscience and intensive care unit is the largest on Florida’s west coast.. It also houses the 82-bed Jennifer Leigh Muma Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a nationally accredited rehabilitation center. Tampa General Hospital’s footprint includes 17 Tampa General Medical Group primary care offices, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Brandon Healthplex, TGH Virtual Health, and 19 outpatient radiology centers. Tampa Bay residents also receive world-class care from the TGH Urgent Care network of clinics powered by Fast Track, and they can even receive home visits in select areas through TGH Urgent Care at Home, powered by Fast Track. As one of the nation’s largest hospitals, Tampa General Hospital is the first in Florida to partner with GE Healthcare and open a clinical command center that uses artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to improve and better coordinate patient care at lower cost. For more information, visit


USF Health’s mission is to imagine and implement the future of healthcare. It is the partnership of USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Public Health, Taneja College of Pharmacy, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, Curriculum graduate and postdoctoral fellowships in biomedical sciences and USF Health. group of multi-specialist physicians. The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the nation has moved faster in US News & World Report’s National University Rankings than USF. For more information, visit

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