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UF surgeon inducted into American College of Surgeons

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., the location of the college’s 2013 meeting. New fellows include: UF faculty: Chasen Croft, M.D., assistant professor of surgery, division…

Assistant professor earns UF Excellence Award

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 office. Jiang is one of 10 award recipients, each of whom displayed excellence in research and received $5,000 for research-related…

UF surgeons, alumni become fellows in American College of Surgeons

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 the college’s annual meeting. New fellows include: UF faculty: Adam Beck, M.D., assistant professor of vascular surgery Brendan Boland, M.D.,…

Ten UF surgeons named “top doctors”

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 rates health-care providers. Thomas S. Huber, M.D., Ph.D., a professor and chief of UF’s division of vascular surgery; David W.

Research Day 2012

The department of surgery held its eighth annual Research Day on April 18, 2012. Ronald V. Maier, MD, the Jane and Donald D. Trunkey Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington, was the Lester R. Dragstedt Visiting…

Dr. Tad Kim named Hugh A. Walters award recipient

University of Florida College of Medicine chief surgical resident Tad Kim, M.D., received the 2012 Hugh A. Walters Humanism in Medicine Award on April 4, the second time he earned this peer-bestowed honor. The annual award honors the memory and legacy of surgical resident Hugh Walters, who…

Student researcher wins award for quest to improve liver recovery after injury

Richa Vijayvargiya is an award-winning researcher — and she hasn’t even earned her bachelor’s degree yet. Vijayvargiya is in her junior year as an undergraduate student at UF majoring in microbiology and cell science. She plans to minor in Spanish. Vijayvargiya works in the department of surgery’s…