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From Cancer Patient to Survivor: Judy’s Journey

In the mid-1990s, Judith “Judy” Hogan felt a lump on the back of her neck. Judy’s dermatologist at the time diagnosed her with basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer that can be caused by numerous factors, including smoking and sun exposure, and had it removed. More…

The Food that Fuels You

Many people use the start of the new year as a reminder to get back into their diet and exercise routine, but it’s important that we maintain these healthy habits throughout the entire year…

Keeping Thea All Smiles

Althea “Thea” Brown is all smiles. And her spunky personality along with her curiosity for the world around her will undoubtedly bring a grin to your face…

Some Things Can Wait. Colorectal Cancer Doesn’t.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S., and second-leading cause of death, taking 50,000 lives each year. However, thanks to years of raising awareness and education, there are currently over 1 million colorectal cancer survivors alive in the U.S. With the goal of keeping this number…

Vascular Surgery

Vascular Surgery Resident and Faculty EducationSupports expenses related to resident & faculty education. Aneurysm Treatment CenterSupports the Aneurysm Treatment Center and program to include books for residents, travel for residents and other division of vascular surgery faculty and staff, food for interviews, meetings, etc., office equipment,…

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……