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UF Health Cancer Center named Center of Excellence by health department, governor’s office

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Health have recognized the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, with locations in Gainesville and Orlando, as a state-designated Cancer Center of […]

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UF Health Shands Transplant Center testing new device for rehabilitating donated lungs

The UF Health Shands Transplant Center is testing a new approach that could improve the viability of many donated lungs, allowing more of them to be used and shortening the […]

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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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New faculty member joins thoracic and cardiovascular division

New faculty member joins thoracic and cardiovascular division

Jul 28th, 2015

Teng C. Lee, MD, has joined the UF department of surgery as an assistant professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery as well as co-director for the UF Health Aorta Center. […]

New faculty member joins transplantation division

New faculty member joins transplantation division

Jul 22nd, 2015

Mark W. Johnson, MD, FACS, has joined the UF department of surgery as a professor in the division of transplantation surgery. Dr. Johnson earned his medical degree from Tufts University […]

UF Department of Surgery well represented at Shock Society National Meeting

Jun 11th, 2015

The UF Department of Surgery was well represented at this year’s Shock Society National Meeting, held by the North American/United States Shock Society, a professional organization whose mission is to […]

Smith, Stephen

Retired Naval captain, experienced acute care surgeon joins department faculty

May 22nd, 2015

R. Stephen Smith, M.D., RDMS, FACS has joined the UF department of surgery as a professor of acute care surgery. Dr. Smith earned his medical degree at the University of […]