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Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

People with Marfan Syndrome Benefit from Care at a Certified Center

Marfan syndrome, a rare disorder caused by a mutation in the fibrillin-1 gene, results in an excess of transforming growth factor beta. The increase typically results in overgrowth of the long bones, and the heart, blood vessels, joints and eyes are also often affected. Without accurate early diagnosis and treatment,…

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…

Al Benefits From UF Health Urology, Cardiology Tag Team

Al Johnson has lived in Georgia for most of his life. After owning a successful auto repair shop in the area for 20 years, he had to retire his business right next door due to his unexpected health issues. This was crushing to him after building a business he truly…

2019 Quality Hero Awards

At the 2019 Heroes Recognition Dinner for Patient Safety and Quality Week, faculty, residents and staff were recognized for their attention to creating a safe and clean environment. UF Department of Surgery quality hero award winners included Tyler Loftus, M.D. – Outstanding housestaff Tiago Machuca, M.D., Ph.D. –…

UF Health is a leader in Cardiovascular Care

University of Florida Health physicians are involved in leading-edge clinical care and research that are moving forward the boundaries of cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis and care.