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Joshua Carson, M.D., appointed to Journal of Burn Care and Research editorial advisory board

Joshua Carson, M.D., appointed to Journal of Burn Care and Research editorial advisory board

May 19th, 2017

Joshua Carson, M.D., an assistant professor in the UF College of Medicine’s division of acute care surgery, has joined the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Burn Care and […]

Multidisciplinary protocol improves management of GI bleeding

May 19th, 2017

The findings of a study led by researchers from the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery suggest a standardized, multidisciplinary protocol helps improve the management of patients admitted to […]

UF College of Medicine approves designated Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center

May 18th, 2017

The University of Florida College of Medicine has approved a designated Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center. The center stems from a UF department of surgery-led initiative established in 2014 […]

Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D., joins UF College of Medicine’s division of transplantation surgery

Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D., joins UF College of Medicine’s division of transplantation surgery

May 12th, 2017

Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the division of transplantation surgery in the University of Florida College of Medicine as an associate professor. Zarrinpar earned his medical degree from the […]

Colorectal surgery protocol leads to decrease in length of stay, readmissions for ileostomy patients

May 11th, 2017

A quality improvement initiative at UF Health Shands Hospital has led to a significant drop in the length of stay and readmissions among ileostomy patients. The intervention specifically targets dehydration, […]

UF College of Medicine surgical residents earn top honors at state conference

UF College of Medicine surgical residents earn top honors at state conference

May 4th, 2017

The University of Florida College of Medicine was well represented at the joint meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, or FCACS, and the Florida Committee […]

Column: From the chair

Apr 27th, 2017

What’s happening within the UF department of surgery? The short answer is, “a lot.” On Feb. 17, 2017, the department celebrated its 60th anniversary, as one of the oldest in […]

UF Department of Surgery offers specialized training for physician assistants

Apr 19th, 2017

The University of Florida is among a handful of educational institutions nationwide offering a specialized surgery residency for physician assistants, or PAs. “Students might graduate from physician assistant school and […]

Mauricio Pipkin, M.D., joins division of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery

Mauricio Pipkin, M.D., joins division of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery

Apr 17th, 2017

Mauricio Pipkin, M.D., has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine as an assistant professor in the division of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. Pipkin earned his medical degree from […]

Scott Berceli, M.D., Ph.D., and Philip Efron, M.D., FACS, FCCM, named University Term Professors

Apr 14th, 2017

Two University of Florida Department of Surgery faculty have been named among the 2016-2017 University Term Professors through the UF College of Medicine. Scott A. Berceli, M.D., Ph.D., is a […]

Thomas S. Huber, M.D., Ph.D., appointed to vascular surgery board

Thomas S. Huber, M.D., Ph.D., appointed to vascular surgery board

Apr 10th, 2017

Thomas S. Huber, M.D., Ph.D., a professor and chief of the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy in the UF College of Medicine, has been appointed to the Vascular […]

Ahsan Raza, MBBS, receives Hugh A. Walters Humanitarian Award

Ahsan Raza, MBBS, receives Hugh A. Walters Humanitarian Award

Apr 10th, 2017

Ahsan Raza, MBBS, a fifth-year general surgery resident, recently received the Hugh A. Walters Humanitarian Award. The University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of surgery created the award to honor […]

Certain type of immune cells found in cancer and sepsis patients

Apr 4th, 2017

A study led by the UF Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center suggests that certain types of immune cells found in cancer — myeloid-derived suppressor cells, or MDSCs — are […]

Harvey W. Chim, M.D., joins UF College of Medicine division of plastic and reconstructive surgery

Harvey W. Chim, M.D., joins UF College of Medicine division of plastic and reconstructive surgery

Apr 3rd, 2017

Harvey W. Chim, M.D., joins the UF College of Medicine as an associate professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Chim completed a plastic surgery residency at Case […]

Extending a life with a lung transplant

Mar 30th, 2017

An uncontrollable cough led Tampa Bay-area resident Mike Preston to seek medical attention. Preston visited his primary care physician and specialists to find out the cause. Within five months, Preston […]

Juan Mira, M.D., receives quality and patient safety award

Mar 27th, 2017

Juan Mira, M.D., a fourth-year general surgery resident at the UF College of Medicine, received the Lee Titsworth Housestaff Quality Award, presented the Heroes Recognition Dinner on March 14 as […]

Liver transplant restores Florida woman to health

Mar 23rd, 2017

First, Maria Rivera noticed the fatigue. Next, she noticed the swelling in her stomach and the weight gain.

UF College of Medicine holds strong in annual rankings

Mar 17th, 2017

The University of Florida College of Medicine has maintained its historically high standing in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the nation’s top medical schools.

Saleem Islam, M.D., M.P.H., appointed to UF Society of Teaching Scholars

Saleem Islam, M.D., M.P.H., appointed to UF Society of Teaching Scholars

Mar 17th, 2017

Saleem Islam, M.D., M.P.H., a professor and chief of pediatric surgery in the University of Florida College of Medicine, was recently appointed to the UF Society of Teaching Scholars. Current […]

First patient receives kidney through Sacred Heart Health System and UF Health collaboration

Mar 15th, 2017

On Feb. 2, Renwick Avant, 47, of Pensacola, received a new kidney at the hands of UF Health’s Rick Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, and Sacred Heart vascular surgeon Christopher LeCroy, […]

Beach Body Event – April 21, 2017

Mar 9th, 2017

UF Health Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center is having a FREE event on April 21, 2017, where you can learn more about Coolsculpting® – the world’s No. 1 noninvasive fat removal treatment […]

Striving for excellence: UF Health’s kidney transplant program maintains favorable outcomes​

Striving for excellence: UF Health’s kidney transplant program maintains favorable outcomes​

Mar 3rd, 2017

UF Health Shands Hospital’s kidney transplant program has demonstrated favorable outcomes, according to a recent report from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, or SRTR. The results, released in January […]

Burn survivor resumes life as an active teenager

Mar 2nd, 2017

Tyrone Crawford Jr. loves sports. Coming from an athletic family, the Tallahassee teenager played his first football game at age 6. It was a passion that would continue through his […]

UF Health opens hybrid OR for trauma patients

Feb 22nd, 2017

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital recently opened a new hybrid OR suite dedicated to trauma cases. The room integrates a standard operating room with interventional radiology equipment to allow […]

Man survives ruptured aorta, thanks to UF Health

Feb 20th, 2017

It was a normal Sunday afternoon for Ralph and Joan Glaeser. In January 2016, the Gainesville couple were returning from church and a trip to the grocery store when Ralph, […]

UF Health’s pediatric heart transplant program tops the nation in patient survival

Feb 6th, 2017

UF Health Shands Hospital has surpassed all pediatric heart transplant programs in the nation with zero deaths over a two and a half year period, according to a report released […]

Sometimes you need a team of people to cheer you to victory

Jan 31st, 2017

Two years ago, Barbara Adams, 46, discovered how important the support of the right team could be. She was volunteering at the local YMCA, playing kickball with the children, and […]

UF Health Cancer Network earns national accreditation for quality care

Jan 31st, 2017

The UF Health Cancer Network has received a three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.

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

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

Jan 11th, 2017

George John Arnaoutakis, M.D., has joined the division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is an assistant professor. Arnaoutakis earned his undergraduate […]

Martin Back, M.D., joins UF Department of Surgery

Martin Back, M.D., joins UF Department of Surgery

Dec 6th, 2016

Martin R. Back, M.D., M.S., R.V.T., P.V.I., joins the University of Florida Department of Surgery as a professor in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy. He will begin […]

Breast cancer survival takes a village

Breast cancer survival takes a village

Nov 29th, 2016

“It’s no big deal.” That was the first thought of Adela Van Antwerp, a UF College of Medicine department of surgery administrative specialist, when her radiologist found a questionable mass […]

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

Nov 8th, 2016

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. […]

Robert J. Feezor, M.D., joins Halifax Health

Robert J. Feezor, M.D., joins Halifax Health

Nov 2nd, 2016

Robert J. Feezor, M.D., FACS, an associate professor in the division of vascular surgery at the UF College of Medicine, has relocated from Gainesville to UF Health’s new surgery practice […]

Celebrating Distinction ceremony honors achievements of UF faculty

Celebrating Distinction ceremony honors achievements of UF faculty

Nov 2nd, 2016

Nineteen members of the UF College of Medicine faculty, along with two from the College of Nursing, three from the College of Pharmacy, two from the College of Veterinary Medicine […]

Department of surgery resident helps drive quality improvement initiative

Nov 1st, 2016

A UF Health systemwide quality improvement initiative aims to simplify discharge instructions that patients receive before they leave the hospital. The after-visit summary, or AVS, is designed to provide patients […]

Cardiothoracic respiratory bundle reduces patient ventilator time and ICU length of stay

Nov 1st, 2016

Statistics show that the less time a patient spends on a ventilator, the better the outcomes. The risks associated with prolonged time on a ventilator range from swollen vocal chords, […]

Course prepares UF medical students for first year as surgical residents

Nov 1st, 2016

Surgical residents face myriad challenges in the first weeks of their intern year as they transition from students to clinicians. “The hardest part about being an intern is that you […]

UF Health Cancer Center selected for “unprecedented” national pancreatic cancer clinical trial

UF Health Cancer Center selected for “unprecedented” national pancreatic cancer clinical trial

Oct 27th, 2016

The University of Florida Health Cancer Center has been selected as one of 12 initial clinical trial sites participating in Precision Promise, the first large-scale precision medicine trial designed to […]

When seconds count: Identifying and treating sepsis

When seconds count: Identifying and treating sepsis

Oct 26th, 2016

“Sepsis is now the most expensive in-hospital condition in America. In fact, it is responsible for more deaths in America than AIDS, prostate cancer and breast cancer combined,” said Philip […]

Beating the odds: Ronny’s story

Beating the odds: Ronny’s story

Oct 21st, 2016

In March, Ronald “Ronny” Pruitt, the head football coach for Union County High School in Lake Butler, and his wife, Robin, packed their bags for a spring break trip to […]

Jessica Allen Ching, M.D., joins division of plastic and reconstructive surgery

Jessica Allen Ching, M.D., joins division of plastic and reconstructive surgery

Oct 6th, 2016

Jessica Allen Ching, M.D., has joined the UF Department of Surgery’s division of plastic and reconstructive surgery. She is an assistant professor for the division. Ching earned her medical degree from the […]

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

Sep 29th, 2016

UF Health’s Dr. Philip Efron explains what the disease is and how it can be prevented.

Atif Iqbal, M.D., appointed to national colorectal surgery committees

Atif Iqbal, M.D., appointed to national colorectal surgery committees

Sep 20th, 2016

Atif Iqbal, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery at the UF College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, has been selected as a surgical expert (three-year term, one term renewable by […]

XVIVO Lung Perfusion System increases transplant options

XVIVO Lung Perfusion System increases transplant options

Sep 1st, 2016

Robin Thomas lived one struggling breath at a time. Diagnosed with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, her only option for survival was a lung transplant. However, the odds of finding […]

UF surgery resident’s research earns recognition from American College of Surgeons

Aug 24th, 2016

Ahsan Raza, M.D., a fifth-year general surgery resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine, has earned second place in a paper competition organized by the American College of […]

UF Health surgeons save motorcycle crash victim

Aug 23rd, 2016

The sound of the ShandsCair helicopter is something Kevin Moore will never forget.

Pharmacology student wins research award

Aug 19th, 2016

Physiology/Pharmacology doctoral candidate Joe Flores-Toro took first place the sixth annual Robert Levitt Institute for learning in retirement (ILR)/UF Aging Research Competition.

Faculty join UF College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery

Aug 10th, 2016

Two surgeons have joined the faculty in the University of Florida’s College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery. Alexander L. Ayzengart, MD, MPH, FACS, is an assistant professor in the division […]

Hope and Healing: UF Health Blog spotlights the ‘Mommy Makeover’

Hope and Healing: UF Health Blog spotlights the ‘Mommy Makeover’

Aug 1st, 2016

Pregnancy and breastfeeding change the body, and while the result of having a new child is more than gratifying, some new mothers may find themselves displeased with their changed form.

Three UF department of surgery faculty promoted

Jul 29th, 2016

Three faculty members at the UF College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery have received promotions. Steven Hughes, MD, chief of the division of general surgery and vice chair for the […]

UF College of Medicine names chief of the division of transplantation surgery

UF College of Medicine names chief of the division of transplantation surgery

Jul 26th, 2016

Kenneth Andreoni, M.D., has been named the new chief of the division of transplantation surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He oversees the division’s kidney, liver and […]

Trauma and Tattoos: Tampa Bay-area man survives devastating motorcycle wreck

Jun 29th, 2016

The tattoo of the University of Florida mascot on Kevin Moore’s wrist is — on first glance — a tribute to his favorite college football team. But for Moore, the […]

Area coach faced certain death from influenza

Area coach faced certain death from influenza

Jun 27th, 2016

As Union County High School’s football coach and athletic director, Ronny Pruitt knows plenty about tough battles on the field.

Leading-edge research continues at UF Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center

Jun 20th, 2016

By Karin Lillis The University of Florida Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center continues to spearhead research to develop clinical solutions for sepsis, as well as illnesses that stem from […]

In the fight against sepsis, time means everything

In the fight against sepsis, time means everything

Jun 15th, 2016

In the world of sepsis treatment, the scale is vast and the cost is staggering. Every year, 258,000 people in the United States die from sepsis. Hundreds of thousands of others recover with treatment. […]

Septic shock: The end-game medical condition that claimed Muhammad Ali

Jun 7th, 2016

Three-time world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali died of septic shock “due to unspecified natural causes,” a family spokesperson told reporters on Saturday.

Blocking protein in blood may prevent sepsis in premature infants

May 13th, 2016

UF Health researchers have found that blocking a certain protein in the blood with medication could help protect premature infants from sepsis, a common and sometimes deadly infection, according to […]

UF Health Children’s Surgical Center begins services at new location

May 13th, 2016

Pediatric patients in Gainesville and the surrounding region now benefit from the expanded UF Health Children’s Surgical Center, which opened at its new location Friday, April 29.

Sanda Tan, M.D., Ph.D., inducted into UF Society of Teaching Scholars

Sanda Tan, M.D., Ph.D., inducted into UF Society of Teaching Scholars

May 10th, 2016

Sanda Tan, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of surgery at University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine, was appointed to the UF Society of Teaching Scholars. She is the only […]

UF undergrad and surgery lab researcher named to University Scholars Program

May 4th, 2016

Catherine Miney, a senior biomedical engineering major at UF, was recently accepted into the University of Florida (UF) University Scholars Program. She is currently a student in a lab overseen […]

Robin Thomas was the first patient at UF Health to receive a pair of lungs placed on the XVIVO system.

Breathing easier after lung transplant

Apr 28th, 2016

Tiago Machuca, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, recently performed UF Health’s first lung transplants using organs treated on the XVIVO […]

Kidney injury during surgery linked to long-term risk of cardiovascular disease

Kidney injury during surgery linked to long-term risk of cardiovascular disease

Apr 11th, 2016

When patients undergo surgery, they are at risk for kidney injury, which can occur when kidneys suddenly can’t filter waste from blood. UF Health researchers have found that when patients […]

UF Health Weight Loss Surgery Center hosts annual walk

Mar 29th, 2016

The UF Health Weight Loss Surgery Center team hosted its annual one-mile walk on March 17. Care team members included Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., UF Health’s director of bariatric surgery and […]

UF Health clinicians attend Society of Critical Care Medicine’s annual conference

Mar 14th, 2016

Several physicians and other clinicians from the University of Florida (UF) Department of Surgery and UF Health’s intensive care units attended and participated in the 45th Critical Care Congress, the […]

UF Department of Surgery names thoracic oncology director

UF Department of Surgery names thoracic oncology director

Mar 2nd, 2016

Vincent C. Daniel, M.D., was named director of thoracic oncology at UF Health by the UF Department of Surgery. He is also an associate professor of surgery in the division […]

UF Department of Surgery’s division of vascular health and endovascular therapy earns top honors

Mar 2nd, 2016

The UF Department of Surgery’s division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy has earned the highest rating from a nationwide quality initiative collaboration. UF is among 37 organizations—out of 308 […]

Loftus admitted to Alpha Omega Alpha

Feb 29th, 2016

Tyler Loftus, M.D., a fourth-year surgery resident at the UF College of Medicine, has been admitted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is among four residents and three […]

Surgery Resident Presents at National Conference

Feb 16th, 2016

Jonathan Rehfuss, MD, a general surgery resident at the UF College of Medicine, recently presented a research project at the Academic Surgical Congress, held Feb. 2-4 in Jacksonville, Florida. His […]

Stevens joins UF College of Medicine faculty

Feb 16th, 2016

Rick Brian Stevens, M.D., Ph.D, F.A.C.S., has joined the UF College of Medicine as a clinical professor for the division of transplantation surgery. Stevens previously served as the surgical director […]

Malcolm earns UF’s Superior Accomplishments Award

Feb 16th, 2016

Ada Malcolm, administrative coordinator, UF Department of Surgery, acute care surgery division, has received UF’s 2016 Superior Accomplishments Award. The award recognizes faculty and staff who have shown efficiency or […]

UF professor elected to American Board of Surgery’s board of directors

UF professor elected to American Board of Surgery’s board of directors

Feb 11th, 2016

George Sarosi, M.D., Robert H. Hux professor in the UF Department of Surgery, has been elected to the American Board of Surgery’s (ABS) board of directors. He will serve a […]

Four new surgeons join the UF department of surgery

Four new surgeons join the UF department of surgery

Jan 27th, 2016

Jessica Cioffi, MD, is an assistant professor in the division of general surgery at the UF College of Medicine. She specializes in pancreatic, biliary and liver surgery. Dr. Cioffi earned […]

Mom’s plea for son’s kidney transplant goes viral and raises awareness about process

Mom’s plea for son’s kidney transplant goes viral and raises awareness about process

Dec 11th, 2015

Kenneth Andreoni, MD, surgical director for kidney and pancreas transplants at UF Health, performed a kidney transplant on Johnathan Rye just one week after his mom posted a photo on […]

A passion for surgery: Thomas Beaver, M.D., M.P.H.

A passion for surgery: Thomas Beaver, M.D., M.P.H.

Dec 10th, 2015

For some, the annual eighth-grade frog dissection is a source of anxiety, squeamishness and lengthy permission slips. For Thomas Beaver, M.D., M.P.H., it was a moment of revelation.

UF surgeons and graduates initiated as fellows in the American College of Surgeons

UF surgeons and graduates initiated as fellows in the American College of Surgeons

Nov 3rd, 2015

Five UF surgeons and three graduates of UF’s surgical residency program were initiated in October as fellows in the American College of Surgeons. The convocation took place in Chicago, the […]

Seven UF surgeons named “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly

Seven UF surgeons named “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly

Sep 25th, 2015

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a well-known organization that rates health care providers, has named eight UF surgeons among the nation’s “top doctors” for 2015:   Kenneth Andreoni, M.D., associate professor, […]

Acute and critical care surgeon awarded $1.5 million NIH grant to study elderly patients after trauma or injury

Acute and critical care surgeon awarded $1.5 million NIH grant to study elderly patients after trauma or injury

Aug 27th, 2015

Philip A. Efron, M.D., FACS, FCCM, an associate professor at the UF College of Medicine and medical director for UF Health Shands Hospital’s surgical intensive care units, has been awarded […]

UF surgical resident receives competitive award funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Aug 20th, 2015

Dan Delitto, M.D., a surgical resident in the UF Department of Surgery, was awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Loan Repayment Program (LRP) for funding by the NCI. […]

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 […]

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 […]

New director of bariatric surgery joins UF department of surgery

New director of bariatric surgery joins UF department of surgery

May 14th, 2015

Jeffrey Friedman, M.D. F.A.C.S., has joined the UF department of surgery as an assistant professor in the division of general surgery and as the director of bariatric surgery. Dr. Friedman […]

UF surgeon honored by cancer center for mentoring

May 14th, 2015

Christiana Shaw, M.D., M.S., an assistant professor in the UF department of surgery, has received the Mentoring Outside the Box award from the UF Health Cancer Center. The award recognizes […]

UF surgeons honored at College of Medicine faculty appreciation event

May 8th, 2015

Three UF surgeons were recognized at the UF College of Medicine faculty appreciation event held in April at the UF president’s home. Tim Flynn, M.D., a professor in the department […]

UF Health Children’s Surgical Center expands to meet community needs

Apr 27th, 2015

As the need for specialized care for children grows, the UF Health Children’s Surgical Center is growing to meet it.

New faculty member, thoracic surgeon joins division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

New faculty member, thoracic surgeon joins division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

Apr 22nd, 2015

Tiago N. Machuca, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Machuca joined the division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery after […]

Berceli receives UF Research Foundation Professorship award

Berceli receives UF Research Foundation Professorship award

Apr 22nd, 2015

Scott Berceli, M.D., Ph.D., a professor in the department of surgery’s division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy, has received a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship award. Berceli’s research […]

UF vascular surgeon speaks at VCU, his alma mater

UF vascular surgeon speaks at VCU, his alma mater

Apr 14th, 2015

Robert Feezor, M.D., an assistant professor in the UF department of surgery’s division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy, recently was invited to speak at Virginia Commonwealth University as the […]

Zhihua Jiang, Ph.D.

Study by UF vascular surgery researchers receives honor from The American Physiological Society

Apr 6th, 2015

A recently published paper authored by Zhihua Jiang, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the UF department of surgery’s division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy, and a team of other […]

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

Mar 20th, 2015

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 […]

Chairman of UF department of surgery takes on national roles with surgical journal, American College of Surgeons

Chairman of UF department of surgery takes on national roles with surgical journal, American College of Surgeons

Mar 20th, 2015

University of Florida Health surgeon Kevin E. Behrns, M.D., chairman of the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery and the Edward R. Woodward professor of surgery, has accepted roles […]

Bariatric Care Team Hosts One-Mile Walk with Patients

Feb 16th, 2015

Recently, the bariatric care team at UF Health hosted a one-mile walk with weight loss surgery patients. Kfir Ben-David, M.D., UF Health’s director of bariatric surgery and an associate professor, […]

UF critical care surgeons recognized at Critical Care Congress

Feb 3rd, 2015

Frederick Moore, M.D., a professor and chief of acute care surgery in the University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of surgery, received the 2015 American College of Critical Care […]

UF Health surgeon receives FDA exemption to test aortic aneurysm repair devices

Jan 29th, 2015

A surgeon at University of Florida Health is currently the only researcher in the nation conducting a study of three specific, unique types of devices to treat aortic aneurysms. Adam […]

UF Health breaks ground for new Heart & Vascular Hospital, Neuromedicine Hospital

Jan 23rd, 2015

University of Florida Health broke ground today for the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital, a $415 million project that will give rise to […]

UF Health plastic surgeon speaks to international gathering about fat stem cells

Jan 20th, 2015

Adam J. Katz, M.D., an associate professor in the UF department of surgery’s division of plastic and reconstructive surgery, spoke at the World Stem Cell Summit 14 earlier this month. […]

Join the 6th Annual Woodward Society Spring Meeting

Join the 6th Annual Woodward Society Spring Meeting

Jan 15th, 2015

Each spring, Woodward Society members gather in Gainesville to learn the most up-to-date and relevant advancements in surgical practice and treatment, as well as the management of surgical residents.

McDowell becomes fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives

Dec 22nd, 2014

Lonn McDowell, M.H.A., vice chair of the UF department of surgery and the department’s director for administration, is now a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. McDowell joined […]

Jae Sung Kim, Ph.D.

UF liver researcher selected from thousands of applicants to speak at scientific meeting

Dec 17th, 2014

Jae-Sung Kim, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery and head of the Cell Death and Mitochondrial Biology Laboratory, was one of six presenters […]

UF Surgeons in the News – CNN Wolf Blitzer: Dangers of Undiagnosed Acid Reflux

UF Surgeons in the News – CNN Wolf Blitzer: Dangers of Undiagnosed Acid Reflux

Dec 9th, 2014

Dr. Kfir Ben-David, chief of gastroesophageal surgery service at UF Health, speaks with Wolf Blitzer about Obama’s recently diagnosed acid reflux and the risks associated with this condition.

Fred Moore, MD, will speak about recently awarded P-50 grant on November 25

Fred Moore, MD, will speak about recently awarded P-50 grant on November 25

Nov 14th, 2014

Dr. Fred Moore, chief of acute care surgery at UF Health, will be speaking about the recently awarded P-50 grant to establish the UF Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center. […]

Two more vascular surgeons join UF department of surgery

Two more vascular surgeons join UF department of surgery

Oct 28th, 2014

The UF department of surgery’s division of vascular surgery has welcomed two new surgeons. Javairiah Fatima, M.B., B.S., and Kristina Giles, M.D., are both assistant professors of surgery. Fatima earned […]

Division of plastic surgery adds new faculty member, surgeon

Division of plastic surgery adds new faculty member, surgeon

Sep 26th, 2014

Mark Leyngold, M.D., is UF Health’s newest addition to the plastic surgery faculty. He is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Medicine and his residency training was […]

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital debuts a colorful new entrance, opens the Sebastian Ferrero atrium

Sep 10th, 2014

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital marked an important milestone on September 3 with the debut of a colorful new façade, a dedicated entrance and the opening of the Sebastian Ferrero […]

UF Health bariatric surgery program receives new accreditation covering adult, adolescent work

Sep 8th, 2014

The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program has approved UF Health as an accredited “Comprehensive Center with Adolescent Qualifications.” The program, founded by the American College of […]

UF Health’s top plastic surgeon to serve national plastic surgery publication

Sep 8th, 2014

Bruce Mast, M.D., an associate professor of surgery and chief of the UF department of surgery’s division of plastic and reconstructive surgery, will serves as associate medical editor of Plastic […]

UF Health plastic surgeons recognized at plastic and reconstructive surgery society’s annual meeting

Sep 8th, 2014

At the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons annual meeting, held in June at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, UF Health surgeon Adam Katz, M.D. received the Society’s […]

UF Surgeons in the News – The Gainesville Sun: UF in line for federal grant to research debilitating, infection-related condition sepsis

Aug 7th, 2014

The University of Florida expects to get about $12 million in federal money to launch a center researching the long-term effects and potential treatments for the sometimes deadly and often […]

UF Health granted $11 million to establish comprehensive sepsis research center

Jul 30th, 2014

University of Florida Health has been awarded a $12 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a one-of-a-kind center to help generate treatments and prevention strategies for one of the most devastating issues critically ill patients face. The Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center, the first of its kind in the nation, will study long-term outcomes in patients treated for sepsis in the surgical and trauma intensive care units at UF Health Shands Hospital, with the goal of developing clinical solutions for sepsis as well as illnesses that stem from it and their enduring, dismal effects.

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

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 surgeon to receive national award for research contributions

Jul 1st, 2014

University of Florida Health surgeon Frederick A. Moore, M.D., a professor and chief of acute care surgery in the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery, has been named the […]

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 […]

Jae Sung Kim, Ph.D.

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 […]

Better options for mastectomy and breast reconstruction

Apr 25th, 2014

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 […]

Moldawer named to research professorship

Apr 25th, 2014

Lyle Moldawer, Ph.D., a professor of surgery and the department of surgery’s vice chairman of research, received a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship award. “These three-year professorships were created […]

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 […]

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

Apr 4th, 2014

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 […]

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 […]

Southern Surgical Association honors Copeland, UF surgeons present at association meeting

Jan 23rd, 2014

Edward M. Copeland, M.D., a Distinguished Professor of Surgery in the UF College of Medicine and a previous chair of the department of surgery, was named an honorary fellow of […]

UF Surgeons in the News – The Wall Street Journal: Circumcision Coverage Comes into Focus

UF Surgeons in the News – The Wall Street Journal: Circumcision Coverage Comes into Focus

Jan 22nd, 2014

This article by reporter Arian Campo-Flores explores the results of Florida’s decision to discontinue Medicaid coverage for routine circumcisions in newborns, as well as similar trends in other states. It […]

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

Jan 17th, 2014

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 […]

UF Health Shands Hospital receives magnet designation for nursing

Jan 17th, 2014

UF Health Shands Hospital has for the third time earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet status – the nursing profession’s most prestigious national distinction for excellence. UF Health Shands […]

Jose Trevino, M.D.

Science for survival

Jan 14th, 2014

Faculty Spotlight: Jose Trevino, M.D. Personalizing pancreatic cancer treatment for his patients is the main goal for Jose Trevino, M.D. It may sound like a tall order for such a […]

New faculty member joins department of surgery’s division of transplantation surgery

New faculty member joins department of surgery’s division of transplantation surgery

Dec 23rd, 2013

Elizabeth Thomas, D.O., earned her osteopathic medical degree from the Midwestern University’s College of Osteopathy in Glendale, Arizona and completed her surgical residency at the University of Texas Health Science […]

New faculty member joins department of surgery’s division of general surgery

New faculty member joins department of surgery’s division of general surgery

Dec 23rd, 2013

Ryan M. Thomas, M.D. earned his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago and completed his surgical residency at the University of Cincinnati. For two years during his residency, he was […]

New faculty member joins department of surgery’s division of vascular surgery

New faculty member joins department of surgery’s division of vascular surgery

Dec 23rd, 2013

Alyson Waterman, M.D., M.P.H., joined the department as a faculty member in August. She earned her medical degree and completed her general surgery residency and vascular surgery fellowship at the […]

New faculty member joins department of surgery’s division of pediatric surgery

New faculty member joins department of surgery’s division of pediatric surgery

Dec 23rd, 2013

Janice Taylor, M.D. earned her medical degree and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the Ohio State University and completed her residency in general surgery at the University of […]

UF Health Breast Center recognized for excellence in patient care

UF Health Breast Center recognized for excellence in patient care

Dec 19th, 2013

The UF Health Breast Center received reaccreditation this month from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, as well as commendations for best practices for quality initiatives and enrollment of […]

Long-time UF surgeon becomes chief of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

Long-time UF surgeon becomes chief of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

Dec 3rd, 2013

Thomas Beaver, M.D., M.P.H., has been named the new chief of the division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at UF Health, within the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery. […]

UF Surgeons in the News – TV20: Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

Nov 25th, 2013

Can plastic surgery make you a healthier person? Some doctors say yes, as new research shows tummy tucks and other procedures can actually help maintain weight loss results.

UF Surgeons in the News – TV20: Research Suggests Reflux May Be A Problem For Sleeve Patients

Nov 25th, 2013

It can be lifesaving surgery, but not without risk. Gastric sleeve surgery is quickly becoming a popular choice for those looking to lose weight, but doctors say it doesn’t fix […]

UF Health surgeons release record survival rates for infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

UF Health surgeons release record survival rates for infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Nov 22nd, 2013

University of Florida Health pediatric surgeons have published results from nearly 20 years of treating children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, showing the highest published survival rate for a large-group study. […]

UF surgeon inducted into American College of Surgeons

Nov 22nd, 2013

One UF surgeon and two graduates of UF’s surgical residency program were initiated in October as fellows in the American College of Surgeons. The convocation took place in Washington, D.C., […]

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

Nov 13th, 2013

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. […]

Several surgery clinics move to UF Health Springhill in Northwest Gainesville

Nov 5th, 2013

UF Health’s outpatient clinics for plastic surgery, vein surgery and breast, melanoma and endocrine surgery have moved to UF Health Springhill. The UF Health Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center moved […]

UF Surgeons in the News – TV20: Breast Reconstruction

Oct 23rd, 2013

A mastectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the breast to treat or prevent breast cancer. Women often choose breast reconstruction to help restore the look and feel of the breast […]

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Oct 16th, 2013

Dealing with breast cancer involves so much more than just eradicating disease. For many women, breast reconstruction is an important part of recovery from cancer. And for women with a […]

Q&A on patient expectations for facial plastic surgery

Q&A on patient expectations for facial plastic surgery

Oct 9th, 2013

Maybe you’re considering facial plastic surgery but don’t know if it’s right for you. Read this Q&A on expectations for facial plastic surgery with Bruce Mast, M.D., UF Health’s chief […]

Department of Defense grant to cover skin regeneration research by UF professor

Department of Defense grant to cover skin regeneration research by UF professor

Sep 30th, 2013

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $1.2 million to the University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of surgery for skin regeneration research that may benefit injured troops and […]

Rosalie Youngerman was the 100th person to undergo a transcatheter aortic valve replacement at UF Health Shands Hospital.

UF Health marks 100th transcatheter aortic valve replacement as program growth continues

Sep 30th, 2013

For Rosalie Youngerman, the chance to get a new aortic valve without open-heart surgery was literally a lifesaver. In July, Youngerman became the 100th person at the University of Florida […]

UF Health trauma surgeon, other experts call for new standard in fractured ribs treatment

Sep 30th, 2013

For most patients in the United States with several broken ribs, recovery is a months long journey full of immense pain, difficulty breathing and a high risk of serious complications. […]

UF researchers to test method for predicting complications in trauma patients

Sep 25th, 2013

University of Florida researchers have received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to verify the effectiveness of a new genomic screening method that could help […]

UF Surgeons in the News – GTN News: New Standard in Fractured Ribs Treatment

Sep 19th, 2013

UF trauma surgeon, Lawrence Lottenberg, M.D., speaks about a rib plating procedure that can reduce pain as much as 80 percent in patients.

Bruce Mast, M.D., chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery and an associate professor of surgery

Mast joins journal editorial board

Aug 23rd, 2013

Bruce Mast, M.D., chief of the UF College of Medicine’s division of plastic and reconstructive surgery and an associate professor, has been appointed deputy editor-in-chief of the journal Annals in […]

UF Surgeons in the News – Reuters: Kidney transplants not as successful among teens

Aug 21st, 2013

Teenagers who undergo a kidney transplant are more likely to have their new organ stop working within a few years than both younger and older recipients, according to a new […]

UF department of surgery welcomes new acute care surgeon

Aug 15th, 2013

Scott Brakenridge, M.D., has joined UF’s acute care surgery team as an assistant professor. In 2012, he completed a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of […]

Defying the odds, motorcycle accident survivor returns to the life he loves

Aug 13th, 2013

Michael Gracy’s life nearly ended one Friday afternoon in November 2010. Then 68, Gracy had just left work at his Gainesville office of the financial services company for which he […]

UF Surgeons in the News – Huffington Post blog: Want to Improve Medical Research?

Jul 29th, 2013

UF surgical researchers co-authored the PNAS study referenced in this blog post, along with researchers from other institutions.

Assistant professor earns UF Excellence Award

Jul 29th, 2013

Zhihua Jiang, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the University of Florida department of surgery’s division of vascular surgery, has received an Excellence Award for Assistant Professors from the UF provost’s […]

UF plastic and reconstructive surgeon to serve on national Surgical Advisory Board

UF plastic and reconstructive surgeon to serve on national Surgical Advisory Board

Jun 27th, 2013

Loretta Coady-Fariborzian, M.D., an assistant professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at UF and section chief of plastic surgery at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, has been accepted by […]

Chief Resident Profile: Robert E. Lee Browning IV, M.D.

Chief Resident Profile: Robert E. Lee Browning IV, M.D.

Jun 27th, 2013

Browning is from Arcadia, Florida, where he grew up in a cattle ranch. He attended college at the University of Central Florida and majored in biology, then went on to […]

Chief Resident Profile: Claire L. Griffin, MD

Chief Resident Profile: Claire L. Griffin, MD

Jun 27th, 2013

Griffin was born in England and moved with her family to Ocala, Florida at age 10. She attended Florida State University for college and majored in Spanish with minors in […]

Chief Resident Profile: Luke G. Gutwein, M.D.

Chief Resident Profile: Luke G. Gutwein, M.D.

Jun 27th, 2013

Gutwein is from Francesville, Indiana and majored in biomedical engineering at Purdue University. His medical degree is from Indiana University. He and his wife, a UF nurse practitioner and instructor, […]

UF acute care surgeon to become American College of Critical Care Medicine fellow

UF acute care surgeon to become American College of Critical Care Medicine fellow

Jun 21st, 2013

Philip Efron, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery and anesthesiology at UF and co-director of the Laboratory of Inflammation Biology and Surgical Science, has been named a fellow of the […]

U.S. News ranks UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital as one of nation’s best

Jun 12th, 2013

The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for children in six medical specialties, including, for the first time ever, […]

Lottenberg receives prestigious award from state chapter of the American College of Surgeons

Jun 4th, 2013

Lawrence Lottenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S., received the distinguished Raymond H. Alexander, M.D., F.A.C.S. Award at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons held in Orlando, Florida, […]

New UF inflammation center includes two department of surgery faculty members

Jun 4th, 2013

Emina Huang, M.D., a UF colorectal surgeon and an assistant professor of surgery, and Lyle Moldawer, Ph.D., a professor of surgery and the department’s vice chair of research, are members […]

Q&A on mastectomies and breast reconstruction with UF’s top plastic surgeon

May 30th, 2013

Q&A on mastectomies and breast reconstruction with UF’s top plastic surgeon Angelina Jolie’s recent announcement of her preventative double mastectomy and subsequent breast reconstruction has spurred much public discussion about […]

In the Loupes: Surgery in Africa

In the Loupes: Surgery in Africa

May 15th, 2013

        By Tomas Martin, M.D. Professor of surgery When you think of Africa, you probably think of jungles, lions, monkeys, gazelles, elephants and wide-open savannahs. What you […]

UF&Shands goes mobile

May 13th, 2013

Need to make a doctor’s appointment on-the-go? The UFandShands.org website has been optimized to work on all smartphones.

University of Wisconsin pediatric surgeon gives Talbert lecture

May 10th, 2013

Keith Oldham, M.D., professor and chief of the division of pediatric surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin was this year’s guest speaker at the James Lewis Talbert Lectureship and […]

Hughes appointed to journal editorial board

Hughes appointed to journal editorial board

Apr 30th, 2013

Steven Hughes, M.D., chief of general surgery and an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery, was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of […]

Room for improvement in mouse models, UF surgical investigators say

Apr 2nd, 2013

UF researchers co-authored two recently published journal articles that may reform scientists’ use of a staple in medical research: the mouse model. One article describes a series of studies by […]

Ready for anything

Mar 18th, 2013

The Level I trauma centers at Shands at UF and Shands Jacksonville are always prepared to treat the most severe injuries, thanks to multidisciplinary teams of employees that keep the […]

UF&Shands one of first facilities approved to use drug-coated stent for peripheral artery disease

Mar 14th, 2013

UF&Shands, the University of Florida’s Academic Health Center, is one of 12 institutions nationwide initially approved to implant a new device for treatment of peripheral artery disease.

Society for Vascular Surgery highlights UF surgeon’s volunteer work

Mar 7th, 2013

Robert J. Feezor, MD, assistant professor of surgery in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy in the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainsville, Florida, has recently returned from a two-week rotation Landstuhl Regional Medical Center located near Kaiserslautern, Germany. While there, he helped care for U.S. military members who needed urgent care after being critically injured in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom).

Baby who received UF&Shands’ first pediatric liver transplant since program reactivation now thriving

Mar 5th, 2013

Now that Chelsey Hoyle is rid of her scarred, dysfunctional liver, the 1-year-old can really get down to the business of being a baby. Chelsey received part of an adult liver during a transplant operation in early November, less than a month before her first birthday. The operation was UF&Shands’ first pediatric liver transplant since the program’s seven-month hiatus and its reactivation in April 2012. The program is one of only two in Florida.

Division of plastic and reconstructive surgery adds new faculty member

Division of plastic and reconstructive surgery adds new faculty member

Jan 28th, 2013

Dhruv Singhal, M.D., has joined UF’s department of surgery as an assistant professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Singhal received his medical degree from the University of […]

A Team Effort

Dec 18th, 2012

Matthew Delano, M.D., Ph.D., served as chief surgical resident for academic year 2011 – 2012.Matthew Delano, M.D., Ph.D., spent nine years in training with the UF department of surgery, learning […]

Perfect Your Person

Perfect Your Person

Dec 18th, 2012

Elizabeth Warner, M.D., better known to her colleagues at UF as “Elli,” left Gainesville this past summer for a new start in Seattle. Following the completion of her surgical residency […]

UF&Shands reactivates pancreas transplant program

Nov 1st, 2012

The pancreas transplant program at UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, is again open and accepting patients. The United Network for Organ Sharing, the nation’s official organ donation […]

Division of plastic and reconstructive surgery adds its own residency training program

Oct 31st, 2012

The department of surgery’s division of plastic and reconstructive surgery will begin its own integrated residency training program in July 2013. The program will allow medical students to match directly […]

Transplant without borders

Oct 31st, 2012

For many transplant patients, the call for a lifesaving organ usually comes in the middle of the night. For ReAnne Walcott, it came while she was on vacation outside the […]

Breast surgeon joins UF department of surgery

Breast surgeon joins UF department of surgery

Oct 22nd, 2012

Lisa R.P. Spiguel, M.D., has joined the University of Florida department of surgery as an assistant professor in the division of general surgery’s surgical oncology service. Spiguel’s clinical focus is […]

UF surgeons, alumni become fellows in American College of Surgeons

Oct 22nd, 2012

Eight UF surgeons and three graduates of UF’s surgical residency program were initiated in September as fellows in the American College of Surgeons. The convocation took place in Chicago following […]

Vascular study group grows to include Georgia medical centers

Oct 16th, 2012

The Florida Vascular Study Group has joined with medical centers in Georgia to become the Florida-Georgia Vascular Study Group, a regional group under the auspices of the Society for Vascular […]

Ten UF surgeons named “top doctors”

Oct 2nd, 2012

Physician rankings on U.S. News & World Reports’ website show 10 UF surgeons are among the nation’s “top doctors,” as determined by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a well-known organization that […]

Orange, Blue and Pink Breast Cancer Symposium

Orange, Blue and Pink Breast Cancer Symposium

Sep 28th, 2012

UF&Shands providers will share the latest in breast cancer prevention, treatment and recovery at this October 9 event. Reserve your spot today.

Pink Pumpkin Fest 2012

Pink Pumpkin Fest 2012

Sep 20th, 2012

Join UF&Shands for the Pink Pumpkin Fest to raise breast cancer awareness and support breast cancer research right here at the University of Florida! We’ve got a full line up […]