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From Cancer Patient to Survivor: Judy’s Journey

In the mid-1990s, Judith “Judy” Hogan felt a lump on the back of her neck. Judy’s dermatologist at the time diagnosed her with basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer that can be caused by numerous factors, including smoking and sun exposure, and had it removed. More…

The Food that Fuels You

Many people use the start of the new year as a reminder to get back into their diet and exercise routine, but it’s important that we maintain these healthy habits throughout the entire year…

Keeping Thea All Smiles

Althea “Thea” Brown is all smiles. And her spunky personality along with her curiosity for the world around her will undoubtedly bring a grin to your face…

Some Things Can Wait. Colorectal Cancer Doesn’t.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S., and second-leading cause of death, taking 50,000 lives each year. However, thanks to years of raising awareness and education, there are currently over 1 million colorectal cancer survivors alive in the U.S. With the goal of keeping this number…

Ryan Thomas’, MD, Research Accepted by Nature

Ryan Thomas’, MD, research has been accepted for publication in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology, a peer-reviewed medical journal. The published work provides insight into the next frontier in microbiome research for pancreatic health and disease. Dr. Thomas is an assistant professor in the division of surgical oncology, with…

Woodward Society Hosts Copeland Dinner in San Francisco

This year’s Woodward Society Copeland Dinner had an outstanding turnout of nearly 70 attendees! The University of Florida Department of Surgery established the Woodward Society in 1980 to honor Edward R. Woodward, MD. Dr. Woodward was a nationally known leader in gastrointestinal surgery and was the founding Chairman of the…

Chris’ Story: Toe-to-Thumb Transfer

After Chris lost his thumb and index finger, Harvey Chim, M.D., and the team at UF Health performed a life-changing operation that would enhance his quality of life……

UF Department of Surgery Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to Philip Efron, M.D., Shawn Larson, M.D., Janice Taylor, M.D., and Jose Trevino, M.D., who have been promoted within the UF College of Medicine. Philip Efron, Professor, Acute Care Surgery Shawn Larson, Associate Professor, Pediatric Surgery Janice Taylor, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Surgery Jose Trevino,…

Kashton’s Story

When a fall left Kashton with severe burns, UF Health pediatric surgeons provided the specialized care he needed to get back on his feet……