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Thomas Beaver

Faculty promotions and tenure news

Congratulations to Steven Hughes, M.D., an associate professor and chief of the department of surgery’s division of general surgery, on earning tenure; and to Thomas Beaver, M.D., M.P.H., with the division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, on being promoted to professor.

Keeping up with the grandkids

When Dan Fulford needed heart surgery in August 2010 to stop his atrial fibrillation, he didn’t mind that he would be only the third person to undergo a hybrid Mini-Maze at the hands of a UF cardiac surgeon and an electrophysiologist . “My wife wanted me to…

UF cardiologists, surgeons team up to offer life-extending procedure

For patients who have severe narrowing of the aortic valve, a condition known as aortic stenosis, standard treatment is surgical replacement of the damaged valve. But advanced age or medical problems such as lung disease prevent many of those patients from having open chest surgery. In the past, the best…

A second birthday

When Peggy Prevost learned in 2005 that she had a heart condition known as atrial fibrillation, she wasn’t about to let the diagnosis slow her down. A frequent swimmer and avid Gator fan, Mrs. Prevost continued her regular exercise routine and attended Gator football games, just as…

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…