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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…

In the Loupes: Women in surgery

By Emina Huang, M.D. Associate professor of colorectal surgery With increased choices regarding health-care providers, there continues to be a paucity of women surgeons in academic health centers. Though women constitute 50 percent of medical school matriculants, and fully 30 percent of surgery residents, vanishingly few continue and are…

A surgeon in training

As a little girl visiting the pediatrician, Makesha Miggins, M.D., was enamored with the way her doctors could help people by putting the pieces of the puzzle together. It seemed magical. Today, as a UF surgical resident, she is still captivated by the magic of medicine.

Meet your future surgeon

Standing in an operating room at Shands Cancer Hospital, Fred Bien-Aime feels one step closer to his dream of becoming a surgeon.

UF surgical resident receives unprecedented award

As the first surgical resident at the University of Florida to receive an individual postdoctoral fellowship award (F32), Alex Cuenca, M.D., is now one step closer toward pursuing his dream of becoming an academic surgeon. In February, Cuenca, a fourth-year surgical resident, was notified he received a one-year $52,000…

Hugh A. Walters Humanitarian Award bestowed

Highlighting a core value of medicine – humanism – the UF department of surgery honored third-year resident Tad Kim, M.D., with the Hugh A. Walters, M.D., Humanitarian Award on March 3 during a special lecture dedicated to the memory of Dr. Walters.

Humanism award honors memory of beloved and respected colleague

Before an auditorium of mentors, peers and those just beginning their medical careers, Tad Kim, M.D., a third-year surgical resident, was honored on March 3 with the Hugh A. Walters, M.D., Humanitarian Award, reminding all of a core value of medicine – the act of humanism.