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Pediatric Surgery

A risky journey and a happy ending

Mandie Cokley cradles her son Matthew, who underwent surgery for congenital diaphragmatic hernia at Shands Hospital for Children. Mandie and Robert Cokley and their son Patrick piled into their Lincoln Navigator on April 15 and began the 2,400-mile drive from their home in Bakersfield, Calif. to Gainesville. The couple was…

Growing up

Underneath Jim Beau Reinhardt’s left lung, a synthetic patch stitched into place is helping him breathe. Jim Beau, who will turn 2 in November, was diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia during his 34th week of gestation. Half of his left diaphragm, a muscle under the lung…

Eight UF surgeons included among country’s “top doctors”

Physician rankings on U.S. News & World Reports’ website show eight UF surgeons are among the nation’s “top doctors,” as determined by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a well-known organization that rates health-care providers. Thomas S. Huber, M.D., Ph.D., a professor and chief of UF’s division of vascular surgery; David W.

Talbert lecture features expert in congenital diaphragmatic hernia treatment

Charles J.H. Stolar, M.D., surgeon-in-chief and director of pediatric surgery at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, was this year’s guest speaker at The James Lewis Talbert Lectureship and Mini-Symposium Program on March 25. Talbert, a professor emeritus and founding chief of the division of pediatric surgery, joined…

Pediatric surgeon honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

James L. Talbert, M.D., an emeritus professor in the division of pediatric surgery, was awarded the UF College of Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award April 29 as part of the college’s 2009 “Celebration of Research.” Talbert became UF’s first pediatric surgeon when he joined the College of Medicine in 1967 as…