Welcome to the UF Department of Surgery! Our department has a long tradition of training outstanding clinical surgeons and leaders in academic surgery. The fundamental mission of our department is to provide excellence in patient care, research and education.
Our 65 faculty members practice and teach primarily at two hospitals, UF Health Shands Hospital and the Malcom Randall Veterans Administration Hospital, both in Gainesville, Florida. UF Health Shands Hospital is a 996-bed facility that is the tertiary referral center for north central Florida and southern Georgia. The Malcom Randall VA Hospital, part of the North Florida South Georgia VA Health System, is a 289-bed hospital that is one of the busiest in the entire Veterans Health Administration.
Our department is comprised on six clinical divisions and a research division.
Each division has strong leadership and is comprised of dynamic and diverse faculty members who are leaders in their specialties and highly-dedicated to resident education and clinical training.
- General Surgery (surgical oncology, colorectal, acute care, breast, endocrine melanoma, sarcoma, pancreatic, biliary, gastroesophageal)
- Pediatric Surgery
- Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
- Transplantation Surgery
- Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy
We offer exceptional opportunities for basic, translational and clinical surgical investigation. Our research division is led by Professor of Surgery and Vice Chairman of Research, Lyle Moldawer, PhD. Our labs include:
Our surgical residents have the unique opportunity to take time away from their clinical responsibilities after the completion of their PGY2 year to gain experience and training in the basic sciences. Residents can matriculate onto our NIH National Research Service Award T32 Postdoctoral Training Grant, dedicated to training surgeon scientists in the basic sciences. Each resident is dedicates two years to research. After two years of clinical training, each resident works with an established researcher from the department faculty to select a topic to study. Learn more about our residency research program.
The University of Florida campus is located in beautiful north central Florida within close proximity of the pristine beaches of the Atlantic coast and the fishing villages of the Gulf of Mexico. Gainesville is a vibrant community with numerous cultural, athletic and recreational activities, enhanced by the University of Florida’s prominent intercollegiate athletics.
Taken together, this environment provides a unique opportunity for outstanding training in general surgery, while maintaining a great quality of life outside the hospital.