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Mom’s plea for son’s kidney transplant goes viral and raises awareness about process

Mom’s plea for son’s kidney transplant goes viral and raises awareness about process

Published: Dec 11th, 2015

Kenneth Andreoni, MD, surgical director for kidney and pancreas transplants at UF Health, performed a kidney transplant on Johnathan Rye just one week after his mom posted a photo on […]

Seven UF surgeons named “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly

Seven UF surgeons named “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly

Published: Sep 25th, 2015

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a well-known organization that rates health care providers, has named eight UF surgeons among the nation’s “top doctors” for 2015:   Kenneth Andreoni, M.D., associate professor, […]

New faculty member joins transplantation division

New faculty member joins transplantation division

Published: Jul 22nd, 2015

Mark W. Johnson, MD, FACS, has joined the UF department of surgery as a professor in the division of transplantation surgery. Dr. Johnson earned his medical degree from Tufts University […]

UF Department of Surgery Debuts Progress Report

Published: May 26th, 2015

Jae Sung Kim, Ph.D.

UF liver researcher selected from thousands of applicants to speak at scientific meeting

Published: Dec 17th, 2014

Jae-Sung Kim, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery and head of the Cell Death and Mitochondrial Biology Laboratory, was one of six presenters […]

Jeffrey Fair, M.D., chief, division of transplantation, college of medicine, department of surgery.

UF Surgeons in the News – TV 20: Split Liver Transplants Helping to Close the Organ Donor Gap

Published: Apr 4th, 2014

Every year more than 6,000 liver transplants are performed in the United States, but that’s less than half of the number of patients waiting for a transplant. The odds are […]

New faculty member joins department of surgery’s division of transplantation surgery

New faculty member joins department of surgery’s division of transplantation surgery

Published: Dec 23rd, 2013

Elizabeth Thomas, D.O., earned her osteopathic medical degree from the Midwestern University’s College of Osteopathy in Glendale, Arizona and completed her surgical residency at the University of Texas Health Science […]

UF Surgeons in the News – Reuters: Kidney transplants not as successful among teens

Published: Aug 21st, 2013

Teenagers who undergo a kidney transplant are more likely to have their new organ stop working within a few years than both younger and older recipients, according to a new […]

Baby who received UF&Shands’ first pediatric liver transplant since program reactivation now thriving

Published: Mar 5th, 2013

Now that Chelsey Hoyle is rid of her scarred, dysfunctional liver, the 1-year-old can really get down to the business of being a baby.

Chelsey received part of an adult liver during a transplant operation in early November, less than a month before her first birthday. The operation was UF&Shands’ first pediatric liver transplant since the program’s seven-month hiatus and its reactivation in April 2012. The program is one of only two in Florida.

UF&Shands reactivates pancreas transplant program

Published: Nov 1st, 2012

The pancreas transplant program at UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, is again open and accepting patients. The United Network for Organ Sharing, the nation’s official organ donation […]