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Better options for mastectomy and breast reconstruction

The news hit Tracy Cantella like a load of bricks: She had BRCA 1, the gene infamous for greatly increasing a woman’s risks of breast and ovarian cancer. She had […]

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New vice chair, director of administration joins UF department of surgery

The department of surgery in the University of Florida’s College of Medicine welcomes Lonn McDowell, M.H.A., as the new vice chair and director of administration. Mr. McDowell, who earned his […]

PCICU Ribbon-cutting. David Guzick, M.D., PH. D., Jason Haeseler, Rachel Haeseler, Genieve Haeseler, Mark Bleiweis, M.D., Tim Goldfarb, UF Health CEO and Irene Alexaitis, UF Health Chief Nursing Offficer, cut the ribbon marking the opening of the new pediatric cardiac intensive care unit.

UF Health opens pediatric cardiac intensive care unit

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital celebrated the grand opening of its pediatric cardiac intensive care unit Friday (Jan. 10). The unit’s transformation from administrative offices to advanced clinical space to […]

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Welcome to the Department of Surgery

University of Florida surgeons provide comprehensive surgical care, offering advanced surgical techniques and a wide-range of minimally invasive and endovascular procedures. Caring for patients at Shands at UF, the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, and Shands' outpatient surgery centers, UF surgeons are part of a multidisciplinary health-care team who collaborate to offer individualized patient care and the latest therapies. UF surgeons and scientists conduct research to improve surgical outcomes, advance treatments and expand knowledge about disease processes. They also train the surgical leaders of tomorrow.

Surgeons in the UF Department of Surgery specialize in:

Other UF surgical care: Neurosurgery, Urology, Gynecology, Orthopaedics

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UF Surgeons in the News – TV 20: Surgical Treatment Improving for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Jul 17th, 2014

Pancreatic cancer has long been viewed as a death sentence – and with good reason – it’s currently the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the US, but it’s […]

UF Health surgeons’ pancreatic cancer research garners competitive university award

UF Health surgeons’ pancreatic cancer research garners competitive university award

Jun 23rd, 2014

Jose Trevino, M.D., a UF Health surgical oncologist and an assistant professor in the department of surgery’s division of general surgery; and Chen Liu, M.D., Ph.D., associate chair of the […]

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UF researcher selected for standing NIH review position

Jun 20th, 2014

Jae-Sung Kim, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UF department of surgery and an investigator in the department’s Cell Death and Cell Signaling Laboratory, has been selected as a standing […]

UF Surgeons in the News – Gainesville Sun: Shands Children’s Hospital improves in national rankings

Jun 12th, 2014

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital rated high nationally in several specialties as U.S. News & World Report released its annual ranking of pediatric centers Tuesday. The hospital was among the […]