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Lisa Spiguel, M.D., Inducted to Gold Humanism Honor Society

Lisa Spiguel, M.D. Lisa Spiguel, M.D., an assistant professor in the division of general surgery’s surgical oncology service, has been inducted into the Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society as a faculty member in the University of Florida College of…

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…

Sometimes you need a team of people to cheer you to victory

Two years ago, Barbara Adams, 46, discovered how important the support of the right team could be. She was volunteering at the local YMCA, playing kickball with the children, and found she was winded and couldn’t catch her breath.

Breast cancer survival takes a village

“It’s no big deal.” That was the first thought of Adela Van Antwerp, a UF College of Medicine department of surgery administrative specialist, when her radiologist found a questionable mass in her right breast.  …