Joseph Costa, DO, graduated medical school from the Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1991. He then served as a Naval Flight Surgeon for three years prior to resuming his residency in urology at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia. After residency, he completed a fellowship in male and female pelvic reconstructive surgery, trauma and neurourology at the University of Iowa.
In addition to completing his urology board certification in 2002, Dr. Costa completed certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery in 2013. Over the past four years, he has become very involved with International Volunteers in Urology (IVU) Med and is an active board member. In the same amount of time, he has travelled to Haiti more than six times to work in vesicovaginal fistula and male urethral reconstruction workshops with Haitian surgeons. Dr. Costa also is a board member of the Florida Urological Society.
He is credentialed at five hospitals in the greater Jacksonville area; his primary clinical and academic work is in pelvic reconstructive surgery and neurourology. He has been with the University of Florida in Jacksonville since 2003.
While at UF, Dr. Costa has become increasingly active in executive leadership. From 2014 to 2016, he served as the interim chair of the Department of Surgery. During that time, he was responsible for a $38 million budget and the operational practice of 35 surgeons, 29 residents and 3 fellows. Dr. Costa has also been the Assistant Dean for Medical Informatics for the UF Jacksonville practice plan since 2012. He has been involved with the build, implementation, maintenance and growth of the Epic medical record system for a practice of 450+ providers.