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ECMO restores Florida man to health after severe flu diagnosis

ECMO restores Florida man to health after severe flu diagnosis

Published: Dec 29th, 2017

For most of his career as a lineman with Duke Energy, David Goff has climbed tall utility poles to inspect and repair high-voltage wires. It is a tough job that […]

Josh Pickering

‘Help a Hero’

Published: Oct 12th, 2017

Josh Pickering, a U.S. Navy veteran and senior biochemistry major at the University of Florida has been awarded a Fall 2017 “Sport Clips Help a Hero Scholarship” by the Veterans […]

Robin Thomas was the first patient at UF Health to receive a pair of lungs placed on the XVIVO system.

General surgery resident receives research grant from the American Lung Association

Published: Aug 1st, 2017

David Hall, M.D., a fifth-year general surgery resident in the University of Florida College of Medicine, has received a grant through the American Lung Association for research that could significantly […]

Extending a life with a lung transplant

Published: Mar 30th, 2017

An uncontrollable cough led Tampa Bay-area resident Mike Preston to seek medical attention. Preston visited his primary care physician and specialists to find out the cause. Within five months, Preston […]

XVIVO Lung Perfusion System increases transplant options

XVIVO Lung Perfusion System increases transplant options

Published: Sep 1st, 2016

Robin Thomas lived one struggling breath at a time. Diagnosed with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, her only option for survival was a lung transplant. However, the odds of finding […]

Read the Summer 2016 issue of The Stitch

Published: Aug 7th, 2016

Robin Thomas was the first patient at UF Health to receive a pair of lungs placed on the XVIVO system.

Breathing easier after lung transplant

Published: Apr 28th, 2016

Tiago Machuca, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, recently performed UF Health’s first lung transplants using organs treated on the XVIVO […]

UF surgeons honored at College of Medicine faculty appreciation event

Published: May 8th, 2015

Three UF surgeons were recognized at the UF College of Medicine faculty appreciation event held in April at the UF president’s home. Tim Flynn, M.D., a professor in the department […]

New faculty member, thoracic surgeon joins division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

New faculty member, thoracic surgeon joins division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

Published: Apr 22nd, 2015

Tiago N. Machuca, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Machuca joined the division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery after […]

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UF Health Shands Transplant Center testing new device for rehabilitating donated lungs

Published: Mar 20th, 2015

The UF Health Shands Transplant Center is testing a new approach that could improve the viability of many donated lungs, allowing more of them to be used and shortening the […]