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Seven UF surgeons named “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a well-known organization that rates health care providers, has named eight UF surgeons among the nation’s “top doctors” for 2015:   Kenneth Andreoni, M.D., associate professor, UF division of transplantation surgery Kevin E. Behrns, M.D., chairman of the department of…

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.

UF&Shands reactivates adult, pediatric liver transplant programs

UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, has reactivated its adult and pediatric liver transplant programs and can resume performing liver transplants immediately, officials said today. The United Network for Organ Sharing approved the reactivation on Friday, April 20. UNOS is the private, nonprofit organization that manages the nation’s…

Aging alone does not explain breakdown in liver cell processes, UF research team finds

UF department of surgery researchers have uncovered more information about why elderly patients often fare poorly after liver surgery, and why livers donated by elderly people often experience ischemia-reperfusion injury during transplantation, while younger people’s livers typically are more stable. Ischemia-reperfusion injury is a form of damage that occurs when…

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.

Behrns elected to American Board of Surgery

Kevin E. Behrns, M.D., chairman of the UF department of surgery, has been elected to a six-year term on the American Board of Surgery. He was nominated for the position by the American College of Surgeons. The independent, nonprofit American Board of Surgery serves as the certifying organization for surgeons…