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Vascular Surgery And Endovascular Therapy

Two more vascular surgeons join UF department of surgery

The UF department of surgery’s division of vascular surgery has welcomed two new surgeons. Javairiah Fatima, M.B., B.S., and Kristina Giles, M.D., are both assistant professors of surgery. Fatima earned her bachelor’s degree in medicine and bachelor’s degree in surgery, together the equivalent of an American medical degree,…

UF surgeons elected to national medical honor society

Saleem Islam, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of surgery in the department’s division of pediatric surgery, and Gabriela Velasquez, M.D., a fellow in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy, both have been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Membership in the organization is lifelong and…

Assistant professor earns UF Excellence Award

Zhihua Jiang, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the University of Florida department of surgery’s division of vascular surgery, has received an Excellence Award for Assistant Professors from the UF provost’s office. Jiang is one of 10 award recipients, each of whom displayed excellence in research and received $5,000 for research-related…

Society for Vascular Surgery highlights UF surgeon’s volunteer work

Robert J. Feezor, MD, assistant professor of surgery in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy in the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainsville, Florida, has recently returned from a two-week rotation Landstuhl Regional Medical Center located near Kaiserslautern, Germany. While there, he helped care for U.S. military members who needed urgent care after being critically injured in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom).

UF surgeons, alumni become fellows in American College of Surgeons

Eight UF surgeons and three graduates of UF’s surgical residency program were initiated in September as fellows in the American College of Surgeons. The convocation took place in Chicago following the college’s annual meeting. New fellows include: UF faculty: Adam Beck, M.D., assistant professor of vascular surgery Brendan Boland, M.D.,…

Vascular study group grows to include Georgia medical centers

The Florida Vascular Study Group has joined with medical centers in Georgia to become the Florida-Georgia Vascular Study Group, a regional group under the auspices of the Society for Vascular Surgery’s Vascular Quality Initiative (SVS VQI). The national group fosters regional collaboration among physicians and hospitals to collect and analyze…

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.

Research Day 2012

The department of surgery held its eighth annual Research Day on April 18, 2012. Ronald V. Maier, MD, the Jane and Donald D. Trunkey Professor and Vice Chair of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington, was the Lester R. Dragstedt Visiting…