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We provide comprehensive care for bone and soft tissue sarcomas, cancer metastatic to bone and soft tissue, and benign bone and soft tissue tumors of the extremities.

Christiana Shaw, MD

UF Health sarcoma surgeons provide quality, innovative care to patients with sarcoma and soft tissue tumors. They offer the latest in surgical care for sarcoma and are expert fellowship-trained surgical oncologists, specializing in the care of cancer patients. We are proud to care for patients at UF Health Shands Hospital, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top hospitals for cancer care.

Meet Our UF Health Sarcoma Surgeon

Christiana M Shaw

Christiana M Shaw MD

Clinical Professor

Dr. Shaw is a clinical professor in the division of general surgery at the UF College of Medicine who focuses her clinical efforts on surgical oncology.

A fifth-generation Floridian, Dr. Shaw was born in Florida and grew up on the gulf coast. She attended The Florida State University for undergraduate education and the University of Miami for medical school prior to completing a general surgery residency at Tufts University in Boston. She completed a surgical oncology fellowship prior to starting at the University of Florida.

Dr. Shaw is an expert in surgical removal of cancers, focusing on skin cancers and sarcoma (cancer of connective tissue). With additional training dedicated to the complex care of the cancer patient, she is well versed in the latest surgery and treatment options.

Her expertise includes surgical solutions for skin cancer including melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, adnexal carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma, as well as sarcoma. She offers sensitivity, compassion and a high level of care to her patients, and welcomes the challenge to provide cures from the most complex cases

  • Cancer
  • Surgical Oncology
Clinical Interests:
  • Abdominal mass
  • Adult soft tissue sarcoma
  • Bone tumor
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer

Our sarcoma surgeon works closely with other UF Health physicians as part of the multidisciplinary UF Health Cancer Center team. Our center is comprised of a key team of surgical oncologists, orthopaedic oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists to provide you with cutting-edge treatment options and the highest quality and compassionate care. The UF Health Cancer Center team also provides radiation therapy, proton therapy, and clinical trials for patients with sarcoma.

UF Health sarcoma surgeons care for the following types of patients:

  • Angiosarcoma
  • Basal cell skin cancer
  • Cystosarcoma Phyllodes
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)
  • Desmoplastic small round cell tumor
  • Desmoid tumor
  • Leimyosarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Lymphangiosarcoma
  • Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST)
  • Merkel cell cancer
  • Retroperitoneal sarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Schwannoma
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Solitary fibrous tumor (hemangiopericytoma)
  • Spindle cell neoplasms
  • Squamous cell cancer
  • Undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma or Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH)