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Hughes appointed to journal editorial board

Steven Hughes, M.D., chief of general surgery and an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery, was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. The publication is the official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.

Room for improvement in mouse models, UF surgical investigators say

UF researchers co-authored two recently published journal articles that may reform scientists’ use of a staple in medical research: the mouse model. One article describes a series of studies by researchers from 16 different institutions that examined genomic, responses to several serious health threats in mice and in people. What…

Ready for anything

The Level I trauma centers at Shands at UF and Shands Jacksonville are always prepared to treat the most severe injuries, thanks to multidisciplinary teams of employees that keep the centers going around the clock.

Breast surgeon joins UF department of surgery

Lisa R.P. Spiguel, M.D., has joined the University of Florida department of surgery as an assistant professor in the division of general surgery’s surgical oncology service. Spiguel’s clinical focus is on the surgical care of breast cancer and benign breast disease, the assessment of high risk breast cancer patients, as…

UF surgeons, alumni become fellows in American College of Surgeons

Eight UF surgeons and three graduates of UF’s surgical residency program were initiated in September as fellows in the American College of Surgeons. The convocation took place in Chicago following the college’s annual meeting. New fellows include: UF faculty: Adam Beck, M.D., assistant professor of vascular surgery Brendan Boland, M.D.,…

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.

Pink Pumpkin Fest 2012

Join UF&Shands for the Pink Pumpkin Fest to raise breast cancer awareness and support breast cancer research right here at the University of Florida! We’ve got a full line up of exciting, all-ages activities we hope will elevate awareness of the need for breast cancer research and the importance of…

Helping hands at UF&Shands save youngster’s right hand

Winston T. Richards, M.D., an acute care surgeon at UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, treated 4-year-old Benjamin Bileca after a horrific accident stripped the skin from the youngster’s hand.

New surgeons join UF department of surgery

UF’s department of surgery has welcomed six new faculty members this summer. Two surgeons have joined the acute care surgery team: Linda Atteberry, M.D., as an associate professor and Janeen Jordan, M.D., as an assistant professor. The division of transplantation also welcomes two new faculty members: Kenneth Andreoni, M.D., an…