Catherine Rossi Mcdougall, MDFamily Medicine
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Rossi moved to Melbourne in 1996 to serve the medical needs of Brevard. She graduated from University of Florida Medical School in 1993, receiving the Samuel D. Harris Award for Excellence in Pulmonary Medicine. She completed her Residency program in 1996, receiving the Resident Teacher Award and the Brian J.W. Blaxall Directors Award for outstanding dedication to medicine and for exemplifying the qualities portrayed in the Hippocratic Oath. During her first year of medical school, she completed her Master’s degree at Florida State University, 1990. Her thesis involved the Development of an Expression System for the Detection of Immunoglobulin Gene Products.
Dr. Rossi is married with three children. Her husband is also a doctor. She has been interested in Biology since grade school. After graduating from the University of Missouri in St. Louis, she worked as a Research Assistant to Dr. Charles Parker, MD, at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Washington University School of Medicine. She was involved in the purification of Lipoxgenase, an enzyme that works in the Allergy/Immunology/Archidonic Acid Cascade.
She enjoys being active outside; hiking, running and volleyball. She is an active member of her community both at home and abRoad Dr. Rossi is involved in programs such as Girl Scouts, Odyssey of the Mind and Vacation Bible School. She has participated in Mission Trips in Guatemala, Jamaica and Nicaragua.
Dr. Rossi is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice. She is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist, 2010. She received the Certificate of Recognition for Diabetes Care from the American Diabetes Association and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). She also received the Heart/Stroke Certificate of Recognition from NCQA. Dr. Rossi received awards from Health First Health Plans, Practice excellence.
Her medical interests include Prevention of Disease processes, caring for those who are unable to care for themselves and empowering people to improve their own health.
American Board of Family Practice
Internship and Residency
Halifax Medical Center
University of Florida College of Medicine