New surgeons join UF department of surgery

UF’s department of surgery has welcomed six new faculty members this summer.

Two surgeons have joined the acute care surgery team: Linda Atteberry, M.D., as an associate professor and Janeen Jordan, M.D., as an assistant professor. The division of transplantation also welcomes two new faculty members: Kenneth Andreoni, M.D., an associate professor and Brendan Boland, M.D., an assistant professor.

Georgios Rossidis, M.D., is a new assistant professor in the division of general surgery’s minimally invasive surgery and bariatric surgery service, and Puya Davoodi, M.D., is a clinical lecturer in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Atteberry most recently worked as an assistant professor of surgery at Georgia Health Sciences University’s Medical College of Georgia. She also has served as a general surgeon at three U.S. Army hospitals. Atteberry earned her medical degree at Wake Forest University and completed her residency and a fellowship in surgical critical care at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville. Her clinical interests include thoracic trauma and management of the open abdomen. Her research interests include surgical nutrition and evaluation of gut perfusion. She primarily will work at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center as chief of the surgical critical care service.

Jordan comes to UF after completing a fellowship in trauma acute care surgery and surgical critical care at University of Colorado, Denver and Denver Health Medical Center. She also received her residency training there, and earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her research interests include inflammation and hemorrhagic shock, and her clinical interests include trauma, acute care surgery and surgical critical care.

Boland previously worked as an assistant professor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He attended medical school at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey and completed his residency at Los Angeles County & University of Southern California Medical Center. His research interests are organ allocation and treatment of hepatobiliary malignancy, including resection, ablation and transplant. His clinical interests include treatment of hepatobiliary malignancy, including resection, ablation and transplant.

Andreoni most recently worked as director of liver transplantation at The Ohio State University Medical Center’s Comprehensive Transplant Center and an associate professor of surgery at the medical center. His research interests include immunosuppressive protocols, pediatric transitional health care, antibody-mediated rejection in liver transplant recipients, indications for simultaneous liver and kidney transplantation and computational methods for predicting positive crossmatches in highly sensitized kidney transplant candidates. His clinical interests involve transplant of sensitized patients, kidney paired donation and organ allocation issues.

Davoodi has been a plastic surgery fellow at UF since 2009. He attended medical school at Emory Medical School and completed residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina. His clinical interests are general plastic and reconstructive surgery, nerve decompression, facial aesthetics, body contouring, mommy make-overs, breast reconstruction and aesthetic breast and abdominal surgery. His research interest is surgical correction of migraines.

Rossidis recently completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at UF. He earned his medical degree at Semmelweis University in Budapest and completed his residency at UF. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant disease of the foregut; laparoscopic repair of abdominal, inguinal and sports hernias; bariatric surgery and robotic surgery. His research interests are clinical outcomes in management of esophageal cancer. He also is interested in resident education and surgical simulation.