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Living With Gastroparesis

When Melanie Dickens was 10 years old, she fell off a pair of stilts and injured her left leg. The injury triggered complex regional pain syndrome and led to complications by revealing underlying issues with her autonomic nervous system from her genetic mutations — which are still poorly understood.

Ryan Thomas’, MD, Research Accepted by Nature

Ryan Thomas’, MD, research has been accepted for publication in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology, a peer-reviewed medical journal. The published work provides insight into the next frontier in microbiome research for pancreatic health and disease. Dr. Thomas is an assistant professor in the division of surgical oncology, with…

Woodward Society Hosts Copeland Dinner in San Francisco

This year’s Woodward Society Copeland Dinner had an outstanding turnout of nearly 70 attendees! The University of Florida Department of Surgery established the Woodward Society in 1980 to honor Edward R. Woodward, MD. Dr. Woodward was a nationally known leader in gastrointestinal surgery and was the founding Chairman of the…

Chris’ Story: Toe-to-Thumb Transfer

After Chris lost his thumb and index finger, Harvey Chim, M.D., and the team at UF Health performed a life-changing operation that would enhance his quality of life……

UF Department of Surgery Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to Philip Efron, M.D., Shawn Larson, M.D., Janice Taylor, M.D., and Jose Trevino, M.D., who have been promoted within the UF College of Medicine. Philip Efron, Professor, Acute Care Surgery Shawn Larson, Associate Professor, Pediatric Surgery Janice Taylor, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Surgery Jose Trevino,…

Kashton’s Story

When a fall left Kashton with severe burns, UF Health pediatric surgeons provided the specialized care he needed to get back on his feet……

Accolades and presentations recognized at the 42nd Annual Conference on Shock

UF Department of Surgery residents Michael Cox, M.D., Russell Hawkins, M.D. and McKenzie Hollen were each recipients of the Travel Award, which is granted to presenters with high-ranking abstracts. Awards were presented by the Shock Society at the 42nd Annual Conference on Shock which took place June 8 to…

Saleem Islam, M.D., to serve on the UF College of Medicine’s Curriculum Committee

Congratulations to Saleem Islam, M.D., for his appointment on the UF College of Medicine’s Medical Student Curriculum Committee. The committee serves as the faculty decision-making body regarding content, methods, timing, and structure of the medical education program. The Curriculum Committee works with the Associate Deans for Medical Education,…

Among Twitter users, plastic surgery could benefit from rejuvenation

When it comes to Twitter, the term “plastic surgery” could use some rejuvenation. In one of the first and largest studies of its kind, a University of Florida Health surgeon and his colleagues analyzed more than 1 million Twitter posts to gauge the public’s sentiment toward plastic surgery……