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Resident Q&A: Tyler Loftus, MD

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 I was in high school. My parents are both chiropractors, and I was between chiropractic school and medical school.

Woodward Society Spring Meeting 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 across the United States. Topics ranged from the role of the microbiome in pancreatic carcinogenesis to liver disease and transplantation.

Department awarded grant for devices to support surgical skills training

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 of advanced surgical devices and sutures, will be used to support surgical skills training for UF residents and…

Five Department of Surgery Faculty Recognized as Exemplary Teachers

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 Huber, MD, PhD – professor and chief, division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy Alicia…

UF Department of Surgery offers specialized training for physician assistants

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 want to practice in surgery, but it’s a daunting prospect. They might have done a six-week surgical rotation during their…