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Beaver elected to American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Thomas Beaver, M.D., M.P.H., has been elected as a new member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. He joins the prestigious organization’s more than 1,200 other members, cardiothoracic surgeons from 35 different nations. Beaver is an associate professor of surgery and director of minimally invasive cardiac surgery at…

Community outreach: Shaw speaks to high school students

Christiana Shaw, M.D., M.S., a clinical assistant professor of surgery in UF’s College of Medicine, visited the Eastside Striders, a group of students from Eastside High School, in February to discuss developments in treatments for breast cancer and changes in rates of diagnosis and survival. Shaw said the group,…

Annual Hugh A. Walters Humanism Award announced

Dean Yamaguchi, MD, a fifth-year chief surgical resident, was honored earlier this month with the University of Florida department of surgery’s Hugh A. Walters Humanism in Medicine Award. It is the third year that UF surgical residents have selected a peer to receive the award, which honors the…

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…