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A surgeon in training

As a little girl visiting the pediatrician, Makesha Miggins, M.D., was enamored with the way her doctors could help people by putting the pieces of the puzzle together. It seemed magical. Today, as a UF surgical resident, she is still captivated by the magic of medicine.

Behrns elected to American Board of Surgery

Kevin E. Behrns, M.D., chairman of the UF department of surgery, has been elected to a six-year term on the American Board of Surgery. He was nominated for the position by the American College of Surgeons. The independent, nonprofit American Board of Surgery serves as the certifying organization for surgeons…

Shands at UF honored for organ donation, transplantation

Shands at the University of Florida has been awarded a silver and bronze Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resource and Services Administration for increasing the number of organs available for transplantation. Medals of Honor were awarded to only 307 hospitals nationwide.

UF surgical resident receives unprecedented award

As the first surgical resident at the University of Florida to receive an individual postdoctoral fellowship award (F32), Alex Cuenca, M.D., is now one step closer toward pursuing his dream of becoming an academic surgeon. In February, Cuenca, a fourth-year surgical resident, was notified he received a one-year $52,000…