Meet Our Staff


Administration (Office of the Chair)

Gilbert R Upchurch
Department: MD-SURGERY-CHAIRMAN

Gilbert R Upchurch MD

Professor And Edward M. Copeland, III And The Ann & Ira Horowitz Department Chair
Phone: (352) 265-0622
Lonn D McDowell
Department: MD-SURGERY-CHAIRMAN

Lonn D McDowell

Vice Chair For Administration
Phone: (352) 265-0646
Hallie A Cason
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

Hallie A Cason

AST DIR, Health Care Admin
Phone: (352) 265-3095
Savannah P Johnson
Department: MD-SURGERY-CHAIRMAN

Savannah P Johnson

MGR, Health Care Admin
Phone: (352) 265-0646
Edra M Ijames
Department: MD-SURGERY-CHAIRMAN

Edra M Ijames

Admin Specialist III
Phone: (352) 265-0622
Cris Crippen
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

Cris Crippen RN

Quality Officer
Phone: (352) 594-3616
Chontelle S Brown
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

Chontelle S Brown

Director, Business Development
Phone: (352) 594-5131

Education Administration

George A Sarosi
Department: MD-SURGERY-SURGONC-PBS

George A Sarosi MD

Robert H. Hux Professor And Director, Surgical Residency Program
Phone: (352) 265-0535
Kassandra Moench
Department: MD-SURGERY-RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Kassandra Moench

Assistant Director Of Education And Training Programs
Phone: (352) 594-7555
Lilas K Nassour
Department: MD-SURGERY-RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Lilas K Nassour

Res/Fellowship Program Crd II
Phone: (352) 265-0916
Cameron M Ghalayini
Department: MD-SURGERY-RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Cameron M Ghalayini

Res/Fellowship Program Crd I
Phone: (352) 594-5119
DeVonte Dennison
Department: MD-SURGERY-RESIDENCY PROGRAM

DeVonte Dennison

Res/Fellowship Program Assistant
Phone: (352) 265-0558
Michelle A DiGiacomo
Department: MD-SURGERY-RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Michelle A DiGiacomo

Education Specialist
Phone: (352) 265-0916

Finance Administration

Lori L Robinson
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

Lori L Robinson

Asst Director, Finance
Phone: (352) 265-7591
Laura A Wilson
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

Laura A Wilson

Financial Analyst
Phone: (352) 284-3933
Victoria J Babinetz
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

Victoria J Babinetz

Administrative Specialist, 11
Phone: (352) 594-5133
John D Lauderbaugh
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

John D Lauderbaugh

Fiscal Assistant II
Phone: (352) 265-7294
Wendy G Wood
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

Wendy G Wood

Administrative Specialist I
Phone: (352) 265-7939

Human Resources

Jeff Jones
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

Jeff Jones

AST DIR, Human Resources
Phone: (352) 265-7257
Helen M Hafers-Walker
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

Helen M Hafers-Walker

Administrative Specialist III
Phone: (352) 265-7946
Lise M Cochran
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

Lise M Cochran

Human Resources Generalist II
Phone: (352) 871-4009

Research Administration

Kimberly A Wollard
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

Kimberly A Wollard

Assistant Director, Research Administration
Phone: (352) 265-7298
Yaravi Coriano
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

Yaravi Coriano

Surgery-Research Admin III
Phone: (352) 265-7605
Danielle L Johnson
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

Danielle L Johnson

Research Administrator III
Phone: (352) 594-4852
Emily A M Akers
Department: MD-SURGERY-ADMINISTRATION

Emily A M Akers

Research Administrator II
Phone: (352) 397-6892

Division Administration

Name Division
Ada Yoder Acute Care Surgery
Nicole Reed Acute Care Surgery (Surgical Critical Care)
Ashley Byers Acute Care Surgery (Burn Surgery)
Shalanda Rochelle Gastrointestinal Surgery
Jim Mullins Pediatric Surgery
Diane Gatsche Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Heather Porter Surgical Oncology
Genevieve Rosier Cardiovascular Surgery
Genevieve Rosier Thoracic Surgery
Jennifer Baughtman Transplantation & Hepatobiliary Surgery
March Ann Peacock Vascular Surgery