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America’s pivotal surgical developments highlighted in ‘Gifted Hands’ lecture

Referencing a notable number of times that the “patient outlived the surgeon,” UF Department of Surgery distinguished visiting lecturer Seymour Schwartz, M.D., presented a historical overview of American surgery milestones on Jan. 28. Pulling from his book, “Gifted Hands,” published last year, Schwartz highlighted pivotal moments in the history…

UF Plastic Surgery Fellow Receives Research Award

Mark Clayman, M.D., a graduating plastic and reconstructive surgery fellow at the University of Florida College of Medicine, recently was honored by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for his outstanding research efforts. He received the Gaspar W. Anastasi Award for best research paper in both national and international…

A legacy of humanism

Selected by his peers – in honor of a fellow surgical resident who was adored by all – Darrell L. Hunt, M.D., Ph.D., is the first recipient of the Hugh A. Walters, M.D., Humanitarian Award. The award was created to honor the memory of Walters, a surgical resident who died…

The Hugh A. Walters, M.D., Distinguished Speaker and Humanitarian Award

The University of Florida department of surgery announces The Hugh A. Walters, M.D., Distinguished Speaker lecture in honor of this talented, young surgeon who died last year. Robert T. Watson, M.D., executive associate dean for administrative affairs at Florida State University, will speak about “Humanism in Medicine” at 7:15 a.m.

Corporate grant enhances burn education at UF College of Medicine

Continuing to help better prepare students for their burn rotations, ConvaTec recently renewed a grant to the UF department of surgery’s burn education program. The $10,000 grant enables medical students, surgical residents and fellows to take the American Burn Association’s online advanced burn life support training during their first week…

UF vascular surgeon awarded international visiting professorship

University of Florida vascular surgeon Peter R. Nelson, MD, MS, speaks this month in Australia as the Association for Academic Surgery’s international visiting professor. The professorship award is part of a leadership exchange program between the AAS and the Younger Fellows Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Nelson,…

UF resident honored for epigenetic cancer research

Frank Orlando, M.D., a resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine, recently was honored for his research into the presence of epigenetically modified genes in breast cancer tumors. Orlando received second place at the 13th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease held mid-February in Amelia Island, Fla. His…

New surgical simulator provides true ‘feel’ of surgery

A new high-tech laparoscopic surgical simulator at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center will not only help train University of Florida College of Medicine surgical residents, it will contribute to improved patient care and safety.

Surgical residents honored for trauma research

Two University of Florida College of Medicine surgical residents recently swept a state trauma research competition with wins in both the basic and clinical science categories. The UF honors extended to the regional level in November with a win in the clinical science category at an American College of Surgeons’…