Physician, Clinical Researcher, Minority Health Expert, and CEO
Joseph L. Webster, Sr., M.D. is a native of Monticello, Florida and the great-grandson of a Slave and Native American heritage. Dr. Webster attended Florida A&M University, graduating magna cum laude and took a doctorate in medicine from the J. Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. He completed his postdoctoral training in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and did further training at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He has subsequently participated in postdoctoral training and or lectures at major universities and cities throughout the United States of America and in Italy, South Africa, the Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada.
Dr. Webster founded the Comprehensive Center for Digestive and Nutritional Disorders in 1980 and built the Imhotep Health and Video Complex, LLC in 2004. With over 20 years of clinical experience and professional leadership responsibilities, Dr. Webster brings to the Tallahassee Community “cutting edge” technology and expertise in the services offered at the Imhotep Health and Video Complex, LLC.
The Imhotep Health and Video Complex, LLC is a “one of a kind” visionary leap for healthcare institutions. Dr. Webster recognizes the unique synergies that exist between the provision of the optimal healthcare and the unlimited capabilities of Visual Technology as a learning tool. He has pioneered the marriage of both worlds as he introduces to the Tallahassee community the services of Imhotep Health and Video Complex. Imhotep houses the Webster Surgical Center, LLC, which is an Ambulatory Surgical Center that provides outpatient surgical procedures in an Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) certified, state of the art setting and is the only African American owned ASC dedicated to Endoscopic Surgery in North Florida. The Webster Surgical Center, is in collaboration with the University of Texas at Houston, Mayo Clinic-Rochester, University of Tokyo and other institutions of higher learning in the United States of America – not the least of which includes our own Florida A&M University – College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Schools of Allied Health and Public Health.
Dr. Webster gives back to his community through his non-profit organization the Institute for African American Health which seeks to eliminate the health disparities amongst African-Americans and minority populations through advocacy, education, research and improved clinical care. He also serves on many boards including the Bond Community Health Center and the National Medical Association.