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Four Physicians Welcomed to the Society of University Surgeons

The UF Department of Surgery is excited to share the accomplishments of four of its surgeons! Sanda Tan, M.D., Ali Zarrinpar, M.D.,  Christiana Shaw, M.D., and Jose Trevino, M.D., have all been welcomed to the Society of University Surgeons, or SUS. The mission of SUS is…

Department awarded grant for devices to support surgical skills training

The University of Florida department of surgery has been awarded a grant of products worth more than $364,000 by Ethicon, a manufacturer of surgical devices. The products, including a variety of advanced surgical devices and sutures, will be used to support surgical skills training for UF residents and…

Course prepares UF medical students for first year as surgical residents

Surgical residents face myriad challenges in the first weeks of their intern year as they transition from students to clinicians. “The hardest part about being an intern is that you don’t feel ready to be a doctor,” said George Sarosi, M.D., the Robert H. Hux Professor in the…

Sanda Tan, M.D., Ph.D., inducted into UF Society of Teaching Scholars

Sanda Tan, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of surgery at University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine, was appointed to the UF Society of Teaching Scholars. She is the only UF surgeon to join the Society. Tan is a board-certified colorectal surgeon who spends a significant portion of her time…

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths. The best ways to protect yourself from colorectal cancer are to exercise regularly; eat a high-fiber, low-fat diet; and undergo a screening colonoscopy once you turn…