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Andrea Riner, M.D., M.P.H., Receives Scholar-in-Training Award

Aug 12th, 2019

Congratulations to Andrea Riner, M.D., M.P.H., who has been selected to receive a Scholar-in-Training Award from the American Association for Cancer Research, or AACR. The award supports Dr. Riner’s attendance […]

Attention UF Health patients with BIOCELL® textured implants:

Aug 6th, 2019

On July 24, 2019, Allergan voluntarily recalled unused BIOCELL® textured breast implant products. The recall is only for implants that have not been used in patients. At this time, the […]

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Back on the saddle

Aug 5th, 2019

After recovering from a mastectomy, Lisa Alexander sought out UF Health Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center problem-solver, Bruce Mast, MD, FACS, to get back on the saddle.

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Harvey Chim, M.D., FACS, Appointed to 2019–2020 Visiting Professor Program

Jul 31st, 2019

Harvey Chim, M.D., FACS, has been selected to serve as an American Society for Surgery of the Hand visiting professor for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. The ASSH is […]

UF Health Shands Hospital ranks among nation’s best in seven medical specialties

UF Health Shands Hospital ranks among nation’s best in seven medical specialties

Jul 30th, 2019

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital ranks among the nation’s elite in seven adult medical specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 “Best Hospitals” report released today…

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UF Health Shands Hospital renovates intensive care unit for patients with burns and serious wounds

Jul 26th, 2019

UF Health Shands Hospital will unveil a renovated intensive care unit for adult patients who require care for burns, severe skin disorders or serious wounds and for those requiring specialized […]

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Clearing Up Everything Cleft and Craniofacial

Jul 23rd, 2019

Jessica Ching, M.D., clears up some misconceptions and promotes a greater understanding of cleft lips and palates…

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Chris’ Story: Toe-to-Thumb Transfer

Jul 5th, 2019

After Chris lost his thumb and index finger, Harvey Chim, M.D., and the team at UF Health performed a life-changing operation that would enhance his quality of life…

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UF Department of Surgery Faculty Promotions

Jul 1st, 2019

Congratulations to Philip Efron, M.D., Shawn Larson, M.D., Janice Taylor, M.D., and Jose Trevino, M.D., who have been promoted within the UF College of Medicine. Philip Efron, Professor, Acute Care […]

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Kashton’s Story

Jun 20th, 2019

When a fall left Kashton with severe burns, UF Health pediatric surgeons provided the specialized care he needed to get back on his feet…

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UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital nationally ranked in five specialties, makes big gains in three

Jun 19th, 2019

  UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been nationally ranked in five medical specialties, making significant gains in three areas — pediatric cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, and diabetes/endocrinology…

Travel Award Recipients

Accolades and presentations recognized at the 42nd Annual Conference on Shock

Jun 12th, 2019

UF Department of Surgery residents Michael Cox, M.D., Russell Hawkins, M.D. and McKenzie Hollen were each recipients of the Travel Award, which is granted to presenters with high-ranking abstracts. Awards […]

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Saleem Islam, M.D., to serve on the UF College of Medicine’s Curriculum Committee

Jun 5th, 2019

Congratulations to Saleem Islam, M.D., for his appointment on the UF College of Medicine’s Medical Student Curriculum Committee. The committee serves as the faculty decision-making body regarding content, methods, timing, […]

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Among Twitter users, plastic surgery could benefit from rejuvenation

Jun 3rd, 2019

When it comes to Twitter, the term “plastic surgery” could use some rejuvenation. In one of the first and largest studies of its kind, a University of Florida Health surgeon and […]

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James’ Story: Toe-to-Thumb Transfer

May 29th, 2019

When James Eisel injured his hand, the team at UF Health Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center performed a unique procedure to help restore his quality of life…

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UF Health Shands Hospital additional operating room renovations underway

May 22nd, 2019

A multi-year renovation project at UF Health Shands Hospital will modernize our operating rooms with new state-of-the-art equipment, expand our Pediatric and Adult Preoperative and Post-anesthesia Care Unit, or Preop/PACU, […]

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College Researchers Probe Racial Disparity In Fatty Liver Disease

Apr 24th, 2019

Top researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are working with two other institutions on a federally funded project to investigate why Hispanics are more prone to […]

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Research Day 2019 Award Recipients

Apr 23rd, 2019

April 19, 2019 marked the 15th Annual UF Department of Surgery Research Day! This day is held as an annual celebration of scientific advancements and achievements by UF Health surgeons, […]

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UF Researchers Create Algorithm that Accurately Predicts Surgical Complications

Apr 22nd, 2019

University of Florida researchers have developed a computer algorithm that is more accurate than a doctor when it comes to predicting surgical complications…

Resident Q&A: Tyler Loftus, MD

Resident Q&A: Tyler Loftus, MD

Apr 19th, 2019

Tyler Loftus, MD Fifth-Year Surgery Resident Q: When and how did you first decide you wanted to be a doctor? A: I decided I wanted to be a doctor when […]

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Ashish Sharma, M.D., Wins 2019 Alan T. Hirsch Award

Apr 17th, 2019

Ashish Sharma’s, M.D., abstract entitled “Noninvasive Spect Imaging Using A Novel Formyl Peptide Receptor Ligand Can Be Used To Diagnose And Monitor Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms” has been chosen as the […]

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Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., serves as key investigator on grant-awarded research.

Apr 15th, 2019

Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., is serving as a key investigator on research that has been awarded a 5-star NIH RO1 grant entitled “Novel pathways in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of NAFLD […]

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Camille Apple, M.D., and Sara Hensley, M.D., Awarded at the Florida Committee on Trauma Annual Business Meeting

Apr 12th, 2019

Camille Apple, M.D., and Sara Hensley, M.D., from the UF Department of Surgery were both award recipients at the Florida Committee on Trauma Annual Business Meeting 2019, which took place […]

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Balloon Occlusion of Aorta in Trauma Patients May Increase Complications, Death

Apr 12th, 2019

Use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) may increase complications and mortality in severely injured trauma patients, researchers say…

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Thomas Huber, M.D., Ph.D., Receives David A. Paulus Award for Clinical Excellence

Apr 11th, 2019

The UF Department of Surgery is excited to announce that Thomas Huber, M.D., Ph.D., is the 2019 recipient of the David A. Paulus Award for Clinical Excellence. This award is bestowed […]

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Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.P.H., Recognized at the Edward R. Woodward, MD, Professorship Distinguished Lecturer Event

Apr 10th, 2019

Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.P.H., was recently recognized at the Edward R. Woodward, MD, Professorship Distinguished Lecturer event held on April 3. Dr. Ford, the dean and chief academic officer […]

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Before and After: Christina’s Complete Transformation at UF Health

Apr 9th, 2019

At her biggest, Christina — a mother of three — was 350 pounds and suffering from multiple ailments. UF Health dramatically turned her life around, both physically and emotionally…

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Alicia Mohr, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M., Appointed Acute Care Surgery Division Chief in UF Department of Surgery

Apr 5th, 2019

Alicia Mohr, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M., has been appointed the division chief of acute care surgery in the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery. She becomes the first woman to […]

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2019 Quality Hero Awards

Apr 5th, 2019

At the 2019 Heroes Recognition Dinner for Patient Safety and Quality Week, faculty, residents and staff were recognized for their attention to creating a safe and clean environment. UF Department […]

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Amanda Filiberto, M.D., Receives Medical Student/General Surgery Resident Scholarship

Apr 3rd, 2019

The UF Department of Surgery’s third-year resident Amanda Filiberto, M.D., has been selected by the Society of Vascular Surgery to receive a Medical Student/General Surgery Resident Travel Scholarship. With this […]

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Bruce Mast, M.D., Appointed to 2018-2019 Visiting Professor Program

Apr 2nd, 2019

Bruce Mast, M.D., has been selected to participate in the 2018-2019 Plastic Surgery Foundation Visiting Professors program. The foundation works with members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to […]

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Nathaniel Yeatman: One Family’s Journey with Craniosynostosis

Apr 1st, 2019

Three days after Nathaniel Yeatman’s birth, Marissa and Jon took their baby to the pediatrician for his newborn checkup, and the doctor noticed an abnormality in the shape of Nathaniel’s […]

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Happy Doctors’ Day!

Mar 29th, 2019

As part of our annual Doctors’ Day campaign, patients were asked “If you could tell your doctor one thing, what would it be?”

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Frederick Moore, M.D., to Receive College of Medicine Faculty Research Award in Clinical Science

Mar 22nd, 2019

The UF Department of Surgery is excited to share that its very own Frederick Moore, M.D., will be the recipient of this year’s UF College of Medicine Faculty Research Award […]

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Four Physicians Welcomed to the Society of University Surgeons

Mar 22nd, 2019

The UF Department of Surgery is excited to share the accomplishments of four of its surgeons! Sanda Tan, M.D., Ali Zarrinpar, M.D.,  Christiana Shaw, M.D., and Jose Trevino, M.D., have […]

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Damaris Benton receives quarterly CSiK Award

Mar 20th, 2019

The UF College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery is excited to congratulate Damaris Benton, a practice supervisor at the UF Health Surgical Specialists center, was awarded the quarterly Customer Service […]

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SCCM Wants to See Your #BlueICU this May!

Mar 18th, 2019

May is National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month (NCCARM), and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) at the University of Florida College of Medicine wants to celebrate by […]

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UF Department of Surgery Honored at 19th Annual Society of Teaching Scholars

Mar 15th, 2019

On March 13, the The Society of Teaching Scholars held the 19th Annual Celebration of Excellence in Medical Education. The UF Department of Surgery is proud to have had been […]

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UF Earns Prestigious 3 Stars for 2018 VQI Participation Awards

Mar 15th, 2019

The UF Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy is pleased to announce its outstanding score in the 2018 VQI Participation Awards. The Vascular Quality Initiative, or VQI, is a […]

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UF Health performed Florida-record 70 lung transplants in 2018, maintaining excellent patient outcomes

Mar 6th, 2019

UF Health’s stature as one of the nation’s leading lung transplant centers continued to grow in 2018 as its surgeons and supporting personnel performed a Florida-record 70 transplants, surpassing the […]

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Procedure introduced by UF Health is shown to be durable and effective in Marfan syndrome patients with aortic root aneurysm

Mar 4th, 2019

UF Health has been using the Florida Sleeve procedure and recently published encouraging short- and mid-term results from a cohort of patients with this problem.

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UF Health cardiologists show that socioeconomics do not influence clinical outcomes after VAD

Mar 1st, 2019

Survival, 30-day readmission, complications of device support and prolonged implant length of stay, or LOS, were among the outcomes unaffected by SES.

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UF Health is a leader in Cardiovascular Care

Feb 27th, 2019

University of Florida Health physicians are involved in leading-edge clinical care and research that are moving forward the boundaries of cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis and care.

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UF Health team successfully performed transcarotid endovascular repair of an ascending aorta pseudoaneurysm

Feb 25th, 2019

A review of endovascular repair of an ascending aorta pseudoaneurysm in a patient with contraindications to traditional approaches.

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UF Health surgeon offers improved survival with repair of aortic arch disease

Feb 22nd, 2019

A study led by cardiothoracic surgeons at the University of Florida College of Medicine has shown that, when compared with two-stage repair of the aortic arch, the frozen elephant trunk procedure, […]

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Woodward Society Spring Meeting 2019

Feb 20th, 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the UF Department of Surgery’s Woodward Society Spring Meeting! We had a fantastic day of presentations and networking with fellow surgeons from […]

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Miles Cameron Represents Department of Surgery at UF’s Celebration of Research

Feb 20th, 2019

The UF Department of Surgery is pleased to have been represented by Miles Cameron, class of 2021, at the UF College of Medicine Celebration of Research poster event on February […]

Crystal Johnson-Mann, M.D., Featured in SOARD

Crystal Johnson-Mann, M.D., Featured in SOARD

Feb 15th, 2019

We are proud to announce that Crystal Johnson-Mann, M.D., has had an article accepted to be published to Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, SOARD, the official journal of the […]

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UF Health Added to Marfan Foundation Institution Directory

Feb 14th, 2019

The University of Florida Health Heart and Vascular Center has been added to The Marfan Foundation’s institution directory! Founded in 1981, The Marfan Foundation prides itself on creating a brighter […]

Society of Teaching Scholars Welcomes Christiana Shaw, M.D.

Society of Teaching Scholars Welcomes Christiana Shaw, M.D.

Feb 6th, 2019

The Society of Teaching Scholars is pleased to welcome Christiana Shaw, M.D., as a new member! This prestigious society aims to honor and foster teaching and educational scholarship at the […]

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Research Day 2019: Join the Annual Celebration of Departmental Research

Jan 30th, 2019

The UF Department of Surgery will host Research Day 2019 on April 19, 2019 at the Harrell Medical Education Building…

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Sarah Gray, M.D., Awarded Best Poster at SAVS

Jan 29th, 2019

Sarah Gray, M.D., was awarded the best poster award at the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery 43rd Annual Meeting for her presentation on Safety and Efficacy of Hybrid Thoracic Endovascular […]

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UF Department of Surgery Represents at SAVS’ 43rd Annual Meeting

Jan 29th, 2019

The UF Health Department of Surgery is proud to announce its incredible, successful representation at the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery 43rd Annual Meeting on Jan. 23-26 in Boca Raton, […]

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Philip Efron, M.D., Accepted into the Southern Surgical Association

Jan 25th, 2019

Philip Efron, M.D., medical director of UF Health Shands Hospital’s surgical intensive care units and respiratory therapy, has been accepted into the Southern Surgical Association. This prestigious fellowship of more […]

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Kristina Giles, M.D., Inducted into SAVS

Jan 25th, 2019

The UF Department of Surgery is pleased to announce that Kristina Giles, M.D., has been inducted into the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery. SAVS promotes the art and science of […]

Bonnie’s Breast Cancer Journey

Bonnie’s Breast Cancer Journey

Nov 6th, 2018

Bonnie Green’s journey through breast cancer was mitigated by the support and expertise she received from UF Health plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Mark Leyngold and UF Health breast cancer […]

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Fall 2018 Stitch Now Available

Nov 5th, 2018

Meet our newest faculty members, hear stories from a pediatric lung transplant patient and breast cancer and reconstructive patient and get to know one of our general surgery interns through […]

Department awarded grant for devices to support surgical skills training

Department awarded grant for devices to support surgical skills training

Oct 26th, 2018

The University of Florida department of surgery has been awarded a grant of products worth more than $364,000 by Ethicon, a manufacturer of surgical devices. The products, including a variety […]

Five Department of Surgery Faculty Recognized as Exemplary Teachers

Five Department of Surgery Faculty Recognized as Exemplary Teachers

Oct 26th, 2018

The following Department of Surgery faculty members have been recognized by the University of Florida as 2018 Exemplary Teachers: Jessica Cioffi, MD – assistant professor, division of surgical oncology Thomas […]

Genetic Counselor Joins UF Health Aortic Disease Center

Genetic Counselor Joins UF Health Aortic Disease Center

Oct 25th, 2018

The UF Department of Surgery welcomes Jill Hendrickson as the UF Health Aortic Disease Center’s genetic counselor. She will work alongside Dr. Tomas Martin, director of the Center, and help create […]

Jessica Ching, MD, Represents UF Health at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition

Jessica Ching, MD, Represents UF Health at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition

Oct 24th, 2018

Jessica A. Ching, MD, assistant professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, and Lance Governale, MD, FAANS, FAAP, chief of […]

Lyle Moldawer, Jose Trevino and Thomas Huber named University Term Professors

Lyle Moldawer, Jose Trevino and Thomas Huber named University Term Professors

Sep 28th, 2018

Three University of Florida Department of Surgery faculty have been named among the 2018-2019 University Term Professors through the UF College of Medicine. Lyle Moldawer, PhD, is a professor of surgery […]

UF Health plastic surgeon receives prestigious award

UF Health plastic surgeon receives prestigious award

Sep 28th, 2018

Harvey W. Chim, MD, FACS, associate professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the UF College of Medicine, recently received the Gelberman Scholar Award from the American […]

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Nikia’s Second Chance

Sep 14th, 2018

Read the incredible story of the heroic efforts by numerous University of Florida Health teams who saved Nikia, a girl with injuries so severe, the medical experts said, “She shouldn’t […]

Harvey W. Chim, MD, selected as 2018 American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Young Leaders

Harvey W. Chim, MD, selected as 2018 American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Young Leaders

Sep 6th, 2018

Harvey W. Chim, MD, FACS, associate professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the UF College of Medicine, has been chosen as one of the 2018 American […]

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Pediatric and adult ECMO program earns international award

Aug 7th, 2018

UF Health teams who operate unique machines that help keep patients alive at their most vulnerable moments have been honored with an international award for excellence.

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UF Health Ramps Up Lung ICU

Aug 7th, 2018

Lung patients in the region may soon be able to breathe easier, literally. University of Florida Health is ramping up its new thoracic and vascular intensive care unit, which surgeons […]

Plastic surgeon saves little girl’s leg

Plastic surgeon saves little girl’s leg

Jul 27th, 2018

In the past, severe leg injuries would lead to amputations. However, with new surgical techniques, our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Harvey Chim, is able to change lives. Learn […]

Dr. Jeffrey Friedman speaks about the risks associated with obesity

Dr. Jeffrey Friedman speaks about the risks associated with obesity

Jul 3rd, 2018

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics released new data saying an average of 23% of Americans get enough exercise, that means 77% of us, don’t.

Loretta Coady-Fariborzian, MD, elected as chair of the Plastic Surgery Surgical Advisory Board

Loretta Coady-Fariborzian, MD, elected as chair of the Plastic Surgery Surgical Advisory Board

Jun 27th, 2018

Loretta Coady-Fariborzian, MD, associate professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the UF College of Medicine, has been elected by the Veterans Affairs National Surgery Office as […]

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 […]

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High-Tech Hospitals

May 23rd, 2018

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

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 […]

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Spring 2018 Stitch Now Available

May 4th, 2018

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

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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 […]

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Clinical Trials

Mar 19th, 2018

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

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 […]

ECMO restores Florida man to health after severe flu diagnosis

ECMO restores Florida man to health after severe flu diagnosis

Dec 29th, 2017

For most of his career as a lineman with Duke Energy, David Goff has climbed tall utility poles to inspect and repair high-voltage wires. It is a tough job that […]

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The Stitch Fall 2017 now available

Dec 21st, 2017

This issue covers UF Health’s new hospital opening, our collaboration with Sacred Heart, an announcement from our new chair and much more!

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UF Health launches advertising campaign featuring two surgeons

Dec 19th, 2017

Dr. Thomas Beaver and Dr. Lisa Spiguel are two of the four physicians featured in the new UF Health advertising campaign, focused on problem-solving care.

New protocol leads to significant drop in prescription narcotic use among colorectal surgery patients

New protocol leads to significant drop in prescription narcotic use among colorectal surgery patients

Nov 9th, 2017

A quality improvement initiative has led to a significant drop in narcotic pain medications prescribed to patients who undergo colorectal surgery at UF Health Shands Hospital.

In The News: UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals have hybrid ORs that allow for better patient care

In The News: UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals have hybrid ORs that allow for better patient care

Nov 6th, 2017

Sunlight streams into the new UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals through wall-to-wall windows. Artwork by locals like John Moran and hospital employees hang on the walls, and […]

Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., M.D., named chair of the UF Department of Surgery

Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., M.D., named chair of the UF Department of Surgery

Nov 1st, 2017

Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., M.D., has been selected as the new chair of the department of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine following a national search. He […]

University of Florida heart, surgery program at Halifax Health earns accreditation

Oct 23rd, 2017

The University of Florida Health Heart and Vascular Surgery Program at Halifax Health was granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission in Vascular Testing in the […]

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‘Help a Hero’

Oct 12th, 2017

Josh Pickering, a U.S. Navy veteran and senior biochemistry major at the University of Florida has been awarded a Fall 2017 “Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship” by the Veterans […]

Halifax Health, University of Florida Health partner on kidney transplant program

Oct 9th, 2017

Halifax Health and University of Florida Health joined efforts to enhance Halifax Health Medical Center’s nine-year-old kidney transplant program.

UF researchers link sepsis to poor long-term outcomes in ‘aged’ patients

Sep 28th, 2017

Specifically, these patients can progress to a condition marked by chronic inflammation and muscle wasting, known as persistent inflammation, immunosuppression and catabolism syndrome, or PICS.

UF surgery resident goes Hollywood as medical consultant for ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Sep 28th, 2017

David Hall, M.D., a fifth-year UF College of Medicine general surgery resident, served as a medical consultant for the popular ABC drama.

TV 20 Medical Spotlight: Danger of sepsis in hospitals

Sep 28th, 2017

Alicia Mohr, M.D., FACS, FCC, an associate professor in the division of acute care surgery in the UF College of Medicine, talks about the dangers of sepsis and what can […]

Timely treatment of lesions that may cause anal cancer can cut risk, mortality by 80 percent, UF study shows

Sep 26th, 2017

A study led by a University of Florida researcher offers recommendations for treating the lesions in a high-risk group that could lower patients’ risk of developing anal cancer by 80 […]

Medicare approval opens door for more adult kidney transplants in Pensacola region

Medicare approval opens door for more adult kidney transplants in Pensacola region

Aug 30th, 2017

The kidney transplant program at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, a collaboration with University of Florida Health, has received Medicare approval.

Michael J. Walters, M.D., joins division of acute care surgery

Aug 29th, 2017

Michael J. Walters, MD, has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine as an assistant professor in the division of acute care surgery. Walters earned his medical degree from […]

A closer look: UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals

Aug 25th, 2017

On Dec. 10, the doors to the UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals will open for patients. The new hospitals consolidate focused care in one building.

UF researchers hope clinical trial will lead to new sepsis treatment

Aug 22nd, 2017

University of Florida researchers are part of a nationwide clinical trial to evaluate whether an anti-cancer medication can be effective against sepsis and septic shock.

Dean J. Arnaoutakis, M.D., M.B.A., joins division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy

Dean J. Arnaoutakis, M.D., M.B.A., joins division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy

Aug 21st, 2017

Dean J. Arnaoutakis, M.D., M.B.A., has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine as an assistant professor in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy. Arnaoutakis earned his […]

Sacred Heart Health System collaborates with UF Health ShandsCair for patient transportation

Sacred Heart Health System collaborates with UF Health ShandsCair for patient transportation

Aug 18th, 2017

Sacred Heart Health System in Pensacola has finalized an agreement with UF Health ShandsCair to provide air and ground transportation for critically ill neonatal and pediatric patients.

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

General surgery resident receives research grant from the American Lung Association

Aug 1st, 2017

David Hall, M.D., a fifth-year general surgery resident in the University of Florida College of Medicine, has received a grant through the American Lung Association for research that could significantly […]

Florida Academic Cancer Center Alliance renews Florida Pancreas Collaborative funding

Florida Academic Cancer Center Alliance renews Florida Pancreas Collaborative funding

Aug 1st, 2017

The Florida Academic Cancer Center Alliance has renewed funding for the Florida Pancreas Collaborative, an initiative of the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in […]

From the chair: Transitions

Aug 1st, 2017

The summer marks a transition time at UF, when one academic year ends and another begins Such a time brings many new faces throughout the medical center and within our […]

Martin Rosenthal, M.D., joins division of acute care surgery

Aug 1st, 2017

Martin Rosenthal, M.D., has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine as an assistant professor in the division of acute care surgery. Rosenthal earned his medical degree from Mercer […]

Philip Efron, M.D., FACS, FCCM, selected for NIH appointment

Philip Efron, M.D., FACS, FCCM, selected for NIH appointment

Jul 7th, 2017

Philip Efron, M.D., FACS, FCCM, an associate professor of surgery and anesthesiology in the University of Florida College of Medicine, has been appointed to the Surgery, Anesthesiology and Trauma Study […]

Narendra R. Battula, MBBS, MRCS, M.D., FRCS, joins division of transplantation surgery

Narendra R. Battula, MBBS, MRCS, M.D., FRCS, joins division of transplantation surgery

Jul 6th, 2017

Narendra R. Battula, MBBS, MRCS, M.D. (research), FRCS, has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine as an assistant professor in the division of transplantation surgery. He received his […]

Olusola Oduntan, M.D., FACS, FCCP, joins division of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery

Olusola Oduntan, M.D., FACS, FCCP, joins division of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery

Jul 6th, 2017

Olusola Oduntan, M.D., FACS, FCCP, has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine as an associate professor in the division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Oduntan completed an advanced […]

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

Jul 6th, 2017

Kevin Moore’s colorful tattoos serve as a reminder of his motorcycle accident and the care team at University of Florida Health who saved his life.

Grant will help researchers create a better test for pancreatic cancer

Jun 28th, 2017

Up to one-third of pancreatic cancer cases go undiagnosed through standard means of testing.

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital nationally ranked in six medical specialties for 2017-18

Jun 27th, 2017

The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital ranks among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals in six medical specialties, according to the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released today by U.S. […]

Surgical research resident Julie Stortz, M.D., receives Shock Society’s New Investigator Award

Surgical research resident Julie Stortz, M.D., receives Shock Society’s New Investigator Award

Jun 9th, 2017

Julie Stortz, M.D., a fourth-year resident with the UF department of surgery, received the New Investigator Award from the Shock Society. The award, which includes a plaque, $650 and a […]

3D modeling helps plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons complete cranial reconstruction

Jun 7th, 2017

Flanked by a surgery resident and a technician, surgeon Jessica Ching, M.D., holds a 3D model of a patient’s skull. She carefully turns the model over in her hands, considering […]

Lisa Spiguel, M.D., Inducted to Gold Humanism Honor Society

Lisa Spiguel, M.D., Inducted to Gold Humanism Honor Society

Jun 1st, 2017

Lisa Spiguel, M.D., an assistant professor in the division of general surgery’s surgical oncology service, has been inducted into the Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society as a […]

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 […]

Department of Surgery Research Day awards announced

Apr 29th, 2017

The University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of surgery recently held its 13th annual Research Day. This year’s Lester R. Dragstedt Visiting Professor and keynote speaker was Scott A. […]

Bruce Mast, M.D.

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 […]

Department of surgery research day awards announced

Apr 18th, 2017

The University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of surgery recently held its 13th annual Research Day. This year’s Lester R. Dragstedt Visiting Professor and keynote speaker was Scott A. […]

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

Mauricio Pipkin, M.D., joins division of thoracic and cardiovascular 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 thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pipkin earned his medical degree from […]

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

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 Shands Cancer Hospital

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 […]

Moiz M. Mustafa, M.D., joins division of pediatric surgery

Moiz M. Mustafa, M.D., joins division of pediatric surgery

Aug 25th, 2016

Moiz M. Mustafa, M.D., has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of surgery in the division of pediatric surgery. He earned his medical degree from New Jersey […]

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 […]

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 surgery 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, […]