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Vascular Surgery And Endovascular Therapy

Vascular surgery division earns top honors

The UF Department of Surgery’s division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy has again earned the highest rating from a nationwide quality initiative collaboration. UF is among 40 organizations—out of 359 nationwide—that earned a three-star rating from the Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization’s Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI). The…

Man survives ruptured aorta, thanks to UF Health

Ralph Glaser (right) and his wife, Joan. It was a normal Sunday afternoon for Ralph and Joan Glaeser. In January 2016, the Gainesville couple were returning from church and a trip to the grocery store when Ralph, 84, began experiencing pain in his side. “I tried to get a blood…

Martin Back, M.D., joins UF Department of Surgery

Martin R. Back, M.D., M.S., R.V.T., P.V.I., joins the University of Florida Department of Surgery as a professor in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy. He will begin seeing patients on Jan. 17, 2017. Back was previously a professor of surgery at the University of South Florida Morsani…

Surgery Resident Presents at National Conference

Jonathan Rehfuss, MD, a general surgery resident at the UF College of Medicine, recently presented a research project at the Academic Surgical Congress, held Feb. 2-4 in Jacksonville, Florida. His work targets the relationship between monocyte gene expression and lower extremity vein graft outcomes. Selected among the best basic science…