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The Brantleys and the story of BrAvery

With wide eyes and a cooing smile, Avery looked up as his mom and dad took turns reading from a Curious George book. Each page made the presence of Avery’s monitors and endless tubes slip further from the Brantleys’ minds. In these moments, they found stillness despite their world spiraling.

Living With Gastroparesis

When Melanie Dickens was 10 years old, she fell off a pair of stilts and injured her left leg. The injury triggered complex regional pain syndrome and led to complications by revealing underlying issues with her autonomic nervous system from her genetic mutations — which are still poorly understood.

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……

Saleem Islam, M.D., to serve on the UF College of Medicine’s Curriculum Committee

Congratulations to Saleem Islam, M.D., for his appointment on the UF College of Medicine’s Medical Student Curriculum Committee. The committee serves as the faculty decision-making body regarding content, methods, timing, and structure of the medical education program. The Curriculum Committee works with the Associate Deans for Medical Education,…

Five Department of Surgery Faculty Recognized as Exemplary Teachers

The following Department of Surgery faculty members have been recognized by the University of Florida as 2018 Exemplary Teachers: Jessica Cioffi, MD – assistant professor, division of surgical oncology Thomas Huber, MD, PhD – professor and chief, division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy Alicia…