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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…

Another chance for Olivia

Watching a Barney DVD in her bed, Olivia Salinas looks like a typical preschooler, except for the tracheostomy tube in her neck. But the 3-year-old girl from Tampa made history May 2, becoming the first child with Pompe disease in the world to have surgery to implant a diaphragm pacing…

Newly recognized syndrome keeps patients from full recovery, UF researchers say

University of Florida researchers have identified a medical condition they say keeps many intensive care, heart surgery and burn patients from recovering fully and returning home. Called persistent inflammation, immunosuppression and catabolism syndrome, or PICS, for short, the newly named condition defies existing treatments and leaves patients weak and unable…

Breathing Free Again

It was a week of firsts for 8-year-old Brian Stanzione — first plane ride, first stay in a hotel and first visit to Florida. But Brian was not flying from New Jersey to visit Disney World; he came to visit his dad, Michael Stanzione, 53, who became the first…

Moore named Society of Critical Care Medicine fellow

The Society of Critical Care Medicine has selected Frederick A. Moore, M.D., as a Master Critical Care Medicine Fellow. Moore and 19 other health-care providers will receive the designation, which is being awarded for the first time at the society’s 41st Clinical Care Congress in Houston in February. Moore, chief…

Department of surgery welcomes new faculty members

The University of Florida’s department of surgery welcomes six new faculty members this fall to the acute care surgery team, and to the divisions of general surgery, pediatric surgery and transplantation surgery. Three of the new faculty members have joined the acute care surgery team: Fitzgerald J. Casimir, M.D., as…

UF researchers find chemical signals that initiate the body’s immune response

University of Florida researchers have identified two key steps required to activate the body’s innate immune system, its first line of defense against infection. The discoveries offer insight into why some trauma patients survive their initial injuries but die from seemingly less serious causes soon afterward.

Eight UF surgeons included among country’s “top doctors”

Physician rankings on U.S. News & World Reports’ website show eight UF surgeons are among the nation’s “top doctors,” as determined by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a well-known organization that rates health-care providers. Thomas S. Huber, M.D., Ph.D., a professor and chief of UF’s division of vascular surgery; David W.