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New vice chair, director of administration joins UF department of surgery

Published: Apr 4th, 2014

The department of surgery in the University of Florida’s College of Medicine welcomes Lonn McDowell, M.H.A., as the new vice chair and director of administration. Mr. McDowell, who earned his […]

PCICU Ribbon-cutting. David Guzick, M.D., PH. D., Jason Haeseler, Rachel Haeseler, Genieve Haeseler, Mark Bleiweis, M.D., Tim Goldfarb, UF Health CEO and Irene Alexaitis, UF Health Chief Nursing Offficer, cut the ribbon marking the opening of the new pediatric cardiac intensive care unit.

UF Health opens pediatric cardiac intensive care unit

Published: Jan 17th, 2014

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital celebrated the grand opening of its pediatric cardiac intensive care unit Friday (Jan. 10). The unit’s transformation from administrative offices to advanced clinical space to […]

Department News & Events

Circumcisions in older boys and related costs skyrocket in Florida, UF Health study shows

Published: Nov 13th, 2013

Circumcisions in Florida boys over the age of 1 have increased dramatically in recent years, doubling costs to the state, a study by University of Florida Health surgical researchers shows. […]

Several surgery clinics move to UF Health Springhill in Northwest Gainesville

Published: Nov 5th, 2013

UF Health’s outpatient clinics for plastic surgery, vein surgery and breast, melanoma and endocrine surgery have moved to UF Health Springhill. The UF Health Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center moved […]

Rosalie Youngerman was the 100th person to undergo a transcatheter aortic valve replacement at UF Health Shands Hospital.

UF Health marks 100th transcatheter aortic valve replacement as program growth continues

Published: Sep 30th, 2013

For Rosalie Youngerman, the chance to get a new aortic valve without open-heart surgery was literally a lifesaver. In July, Youngerman became the 100th person at the University of Florida […]

Defying the odds, motorcycle accident survivor returns to the life he loves

Published: Aug 13th, 2013

Michael Gracy’s life nearly ended one Friday afternoon in November 2010. Then 68, Gracy had just left work at his Gainesville office of the financial services company for which he […]

Lottenberg receives prestigious award from state chapter of the American College of Surgeons

Published: Jun 4th, 2013

Lawrence Lottenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S., received the distinguished Raymond H. Alexander, M.D., F.A.C.S. Award at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons held in Orlando, Florida, […]

Q&A on mastectomies and breast reconstruction with UF’s top plastic surgeon

Published: May 30th, 2013

Q&A on mastectomies and breast reconstruction with UF’s top plastic surgeon Angelina Jolie’s recent announcement of her preventative double mastectomy and subsequent breast reconstruction has spurred much public discussion about […]

Baby who received UF&Shands’ first pediatric liver transplant since program reactivation now thriving

Published: Mar 5th, 2013

Now that Chelsey Hoyle is rid of her scarred, dysfunctional liver, the 1-year-old can really get down to the business of being a baby.

Chelsey received part of an adult liver during a transplant operation in early November, less than a month before her first birthday. The operation was UF&Shands’ first pediatric liver transplant since the program’s seven-month hiatus and its reactivation in April 2012. The program is one of only two in Florida.

Most repairs of aortic aneurysms and dissections use an endovascular stent graft, shown above.

UF surgeons among national leaders in endovascular aortic disease repairs

Published: Feb 9th, 2012

UF&Shands is one of the nation’s premier destinations for endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms and dissections. Endovascular repairs are minimally invasive and do not require the large incisions necessary for […]