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UF Health Shands Hospital ranks among nation’s best in seven medical specialties

UF Health Shands Hospital ranks among nation’s best in seven medical specialties

Published: Jul 30th, 2019

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital ranks among the nation’s elite in seven adult medical specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 “Best Hospitals” report released today…

UF Health Lung ICU Opens

UF Health Ramps Up Lung ICU

Published: Aug 7th, 2018

Lung patients in the region may soon be able to breathe easier, literally. University of Florida Health is ramping up its new thoracic and vascular intensive care unit, which surgeons […]

Mauricio Pipkin, M.D., joins division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

Mauricio Pipkin, M.D., joins division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

Published: Apr 17th, 2017

Mauricio Pipkin, M.D., has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine as an assistant professor in the division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pipkin earned his medical degree from […]

XVIVO Lung Perfusion System increases transplant options

XVIVO Lung Perfusion System increases transplant options

Published: Sep 1st, 2016

Robin Thomas lived one struggling breath at a time. Diagnosed with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, her only option for survival was a lung transplant. However, the odds of finding […]

Read the Summer 2016 issue of The Stitch

Published: Aug 7th, 2016

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UF Health Shands Transplant Center testing new device for rehabilitating donated lungs

Published: Mar 20th, 2015

The UF Health Shands Transplant Center is testing a new approach that could improve the viability of many donated lungs, allowing more of them to be used and shortening the […]

received a lung transplant on Nov. 22, 2001 at Shands at UF. Now, she is in good health and rides her bike with Team Alpha 1, part of the Alpha 1 Foundation. She is shown here with John Walsh, president and CEO of the Alpha-1 Foundation.

Giving thanks for life after lung transplant

Published: Dec 1st, 2011

She spent Thanksgiving with friends in Cedar Key that year, eating dinner and watching as a few of the men put up walls in the house being built on the […]