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High-Tech Hospitals

At the heart of UF Health’s two new hospitals are their ORs – surgical suites packed with the latest technology.  

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Learn about our latest innovative treatments, clinical expansions, leading-edge research developments and new residents joining our team.

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Clinical Trials

The UF Department of Surgery researchers conduct many different types of clinical research studies, including clinical trials.

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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’s chief of pediatric surgery recently elected to AAP Section on Surgery Executive Committee

UF’s chief of pediatric surgery recently elected to AAP Section on Surgery Executive Committee

Jun 1st, 2018

Saleem Islam, MD, MPH, chief of pediatric surgery at the UF College of Medicine, was recently elected as the newest member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Section on […]

Florida Cancer Centers Awarded $1.36 Million to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Florida Cancer Centers Awarded $1.36 Million to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

May 17th, 2018

The Florida Department of Health’s James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program has armed the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, Moffitt Cancer Center and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at […]

Department News & Events

Vascular surgery division earns top honors

Mar 26th, 2018

The UF Department of Surgery’s division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy has again earned the highest rating from a nationwide quality initiative collaboration. UF is among 40 organizations—out of […]

Grant funds research evaluating gut microbiome’s role in pancreatic cancer

Grant funds research evaluating gut microbiome’s role in pancreatic cancer

Feb 2nd, 2018

  Ryan M. Thomas, M.D., an assistant professor in the UF College of Medicine Department of Surgery, has received a Mentored Scholar Research Grant from the American Cancer Society to […]