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Ten UF surgeons named “top doctors”

Physician rankings on U.S. News & World Reports’ website show 10 UF surgeons are among the nation’s “top doctors,” as determined by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a well-known organization that rates health-care providers. Thomas S. Huber, M.D., Ph.D., a professor and chief of UF’s division of vascular surgery; David W.

New surgeons join UF department of surgery

UF’s department of surgery has welcomed six new faculty members this summer. Two surgeons have joined the acute care surgery team: Linda Atteberry, M.D., as an associate professor and Janeen Jordan, M.D., as an assistant professor. The division of transplantation also welcomes two new faculty members: Kenneth Andreoni, M.D., an…

UF&Shands reactivates adult, pediatric liver transplant programs

UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, has reactivated its adult and pediatric liver transplant programs and can resume performing liver transplants immediately, officials said today. The United Network for Organ Sharing approved the reactivation on Friday, April 20. UNOS is the private, nonprofit organization that manages the nation’s…

UF names Dr. Jeffrey Fair the new chief of transplantation surgery

Jeffrey Fair, M.D., has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of surgery as chief of the division of transplantation surgery. Fair, an accomplished transplant surgeon and an innovator in liver stem cell therapies, comes to UF from the University of California at Los Angeles’…

Patton receives American Society of Transplant Surgeons award

Pamela Patton, P.A., M.S.P., will receive the 2012 American Society of Transplant Surgeons Advanced Transplant Provider Award at the society’s Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium, to be held in January in Miami. Patton serves as the Clinical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at UF. She has worked…

Aging alone does not explain breakdown in liver cell processes, UF research team finds

UF department of surgery researchers have uncovered more information about why elderly patients often fare poorly after liver surgery, and why livers donated by elderly people often experience ischemia-reperfusion injury during transplantation, while younger people’s livers typically are more stable. Ischemia-reperfusion injury is a form of damage that occurs when…

Department of surgery welcomes new faculty members

The University of Florida’s department of surgery welcomes six new faculty members this fall to the acute care surgery team, and to the divisions of general surgery, pediatric surgery and transplantation surgery. Three of the new faculty members have joined the acute care surgery team: Fitzgerald J. Casimir, M.D., as…

Shands at UF honored for organ donation, transplantation

Shands at the University of Florida has been awarded a silver and bronze Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resource and Services Administration for increasing the number of organs available for transplantation. Medals of Honor were awarded to only 307 hospitals nationwide.