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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 Ramps Up Lung ICU

Lung patients in the region may soon be able to breathe easier, literally. University of Florida Health is ramping up its new thoracic and vascular intensive care unit, which surgeons say will benefit lung transplant and other pulmonary patients.

‘Help a Hero’

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 of Foreign Wars VFW. He is featured in an online  video…

Extending a life with a lung transplant

Lung transplant recipient Mike Preston visits with his grandchildren. 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,…

XVIVO Lung Perfusion System increases transplant options

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 a set of donor lungs did not appear to be favorable. By some estimates, nearly 80 percent of donor lungs…