Paul Doering

Paul Doering

Where are they now?

Paul Doering, B.S. Pharm, M.S.

Current Residency: Gainesville, Florida | Current Position: Legal consultant

YEARS employed at uf:

1976-2011 (he remained affiliated with the college after retirement)

role at UF College of pharmacy:

Distinguished Service Professor of Pharmacy Practice

When Paul Doering graduated high school in 1967, there was nothing more he wanted to do than move to Gainesville and become a Gator. The South Florida native set his sights on studying turfgrass science and working at a golf course, but not long after arriving at UF, he discovered his real interest was in pharmacy. A double Gator graduate, he earned a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1972 and a master’s degree in clinical pharmacy in 1975. It was the start of a lifetime connection to the UF College of Pharmacy and a career devoted to teaching clinical pharmacy. A favorite professor among many students, Doering won the Teacher of the Year award five times — more than anyone in the history of the college.

“I gave my heart and soul to teaching pharmacy because that is what our students needed and what they deserved,” Doering said. “I enjoyed putting things into context so students could say, ‘yeah, that makes sense.’”

Doering’s passion for teaching continued after his retirement in 2011. He was a volunteer instructor in the college for several years until moving into the next phase of his career as a legal consultant. Doering has testified in several high-profile trials and is regularly asked to serve as an expert witness in medical cases.

“I am very happy as a legal consultant because I get to use the knowledge accumulated during my 50-year affiliation with the UF College of Pharmacy,” Doering said. “There was this big empty space in my life after retirement and legal consulting helped me fill that void.”

Doering is still deeply devoted to UF and cheering on the Gator athletic teams. He regularly attends UF baseball and softball games, and when he is not at the stadium, he enjoys watching the Gators on TV. He relishes the time spent with other retired faculty and the emails and encounters with former students. Just as in 1967, there is no place he would rather be in life than in Gainesville.