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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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Circumcisions in older boys and related costs skyrocket in Florida, UF Health study shows

Circumcisions in Florida boys over the age of 1 have increased dramatically in recent years, doubling costs to the state, a study by University of Florida Health surgical researchers shows. […]

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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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Jeffrey Fair, M.D., chief, division of transplantation, college of medicine, department of surgery.

UF Surgeons in the News – TV 20: Split Liver Transplants Helping to Close the Organ Donor Gap

Apr 4th, 2014

Every year more than 6,000 liver transplants are performed in the United States, but that’s less than half of the number of patients waiting for a transplant. The odds are […]

UF surgeons elected to national medical honor society

Mar 17th, 2014

Saleem Islam, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of surgery in the department’s division of pediatric surgery, and Gabriela Velasquez, M.D., a fellow in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular […]

UF Surgeons in the News – TV 20: Ventricular Assist Device Gives New Hope to Patients with Heart Failure

UF Surgeons in the News – TV 20: Ventricular Assist Device Gives New Hope to Patients with Heart Failure

Feb 27th, 2014

February is American Heart Month. If you’re a patient waiting for a new heart, you’re in a race against the clock. Finding an organ match before time runs out is […]

Acute care surgery team, division of general surgery welcome new faculty member

Feb 10th, 2014

Alicia Mohr, M.D., joined the UF College of Medicine department of surgery’s division of general surgery and the acute care surgery team in January. Most recently, she worked as an […]