About our Health Officer
205 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Ulyee Choe, DO
Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County
Dr. Ulyee Choe was appointed Director of the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County in September 2015. He is board certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases and is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine with the Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.
He is a graduate of the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and received a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University in 2005. He completed his internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of South Florida in 2011. Prior to his appointment as the Director in Pinellas, Dr. Choe served as Director of the Florida Department of Health in Polk as well as Interim Director of the Florida Department of Health in Hardee County.
Dr. Choe currently serves as chair of the statewide Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and HIV Prevention Committee, where he assisted with the expansion of STI results texting program and the implementation of Internet Partner Notification and Expedited Partner Therapy. He also functions as the co-chair of the Regional Preparedness Health and Medical Committee and the Tampa Bay Health and Medical Coalition. Locally, Dr. Choe has been appointed to the Board of Governors for the Pinellas County Medical Association and the Pinellas Community Foundation and is involved in several other community organizations. At the DOH-Pinellas, he assisted with efforts to place a nurse in every school, expansion of the school-based dental sealant program, and implemented Health in All Policies with local municipalities. He grew up in Clearwater and is a Dunedin High School alumnus.