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Bruce Mast, M.D., appointed interim chairman of UF Department of Surgery

Bruce Mast, M.D., FACS, professor and chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, has been appointed interim chair of the department of surgery. […]

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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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George John Arnaoutakis, M.D., joins division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

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