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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…

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…

Patton receives American Society of Transplant Surgeons award

Pamela Patton, P.A., M.S.P., will receive the 2012 American Society of Transplant Surgeons Advanced Transplant Provider Award at the society’s Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium, to be held in January in Miami. Patton serves as the Clinical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at UF. She has worked…

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.