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Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

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…

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.

UF Health surgeon offers improved survival with repair of aortic arch disease

A study led by cardiothoracic surgeons at the University of Florida College of Medicine has shown that, when compared with two-stage repair of the aortic arch, the frozen elephant trunk procedure, or single-stage hybrid aortic arch replacement, was associated with comparable risks of 30-day mortality and postoperative adverse events, such…

Genetic Counselor Joins UF Health Aortic Disease Center

The UF Department of Surgery welcomes Jill Hendrickson as the UF Health Aortic Disease Center’s genetic counselor. She will work alongside Dr. Tomas Martin, director of the Center, and help create a Marfan clinic, as well as explore the genetics of aortic disease. Jill joins the Department from UF Health…

Nikia’s Second Chance

Read the incredible story of the heroic efforts by numerous University of Florida Health teams who saved Nikia, a girl with injuries so severe, the medical experts said, “She shouldn’t be alive.”…