Elia M. Ayoub Lectureship

Elia M. Ayoub was a devoted physician who cared deeply for his pediatric patients, a superb researcher who worked relentlessly to resolve the mysteries of pediatric infectious diseases and rheumatic fever; and a teacher and mentor to generations of medical students, pediatric housestaff and his fellow physicians.

Shortly after Dr. Ayoub’s retirement in 2000, many people gave generously to start an endowment in his honor thereby immortalizing his legacy. Our goal for that endowment was to raise enough funds for an annual lectureship on infectious diseases. Read more about the Elia M. Ayoub Lectureship.

The Elia M. Ayoub, M.D. Visiting Professor Program is an annual and permanent component of the educational activities of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine. This annual event provides professional enrichment to medical students, resident and fellow pediatricians, and other health professionals.

Guest Speaker

John Sleasman, MD


To Be Announced


November 14, 2019 at 8:00 AM


Communicore Building at the Health Science Center, Room C1-4


Elia M. Ayoub, MD Previous Guest Speakers

  • 2019 Daniel Jernigan, MD, MPH
  • 2018 Patricia Flynn, MD
  • 2016 Sonja Rasmussen MD, MS
  • 2014 Mobeen Rathore, MD
  • 2013 Gregory Storch, MD
  • 2012 Stan Shulman, DDS
  • 2011 Joseph St. Geme, III, MD
  • 2010 Richard Jacobs, MD
  • 2005 Kathryn Edwards, MD
  • 2003 Paul Quie, MD