Philip A Efron, MD, FACS, FCCM
Professor And Director, Laboratory Of Inflammation Biology And Surgical Science; Medical Director, UF Health Surgical Intensive Care Units And Respiratory Therapy, Critical Care Advanced Practice Providers
About Philip A Efron
Dr. Efron is a professor of surgery and anesthesiology at the University Florida College of Medicine and medical director for the UF Health Shands Hospital surgical intensive care units and respiratory therapy. Dr. Efron established a surgical critical care fellowship program at UF in 2010, which he currently directs. He is an advanced trauma life support instructor and has been selected for committees and leadership positions in several medical societies, including the Shock Society, the Surgical Infection Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He also is a member of the Association for Academic Surgery and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and has applied for fellowship in the American College of Surgeons.
He co-directs the Laboratory of Inflammation Biology and Surgical Science and focuses his research on inflammation and immunology in severe injury and infection. Dr. Efron has created novel methodologies for studying trauma and further developed the laboratory’s sepsis research to include well- known factors associated with mortality, including blood product transfusion and aging. In addition, he has led the translational human studies in trauma and sepsis at UF’s surgical intensive care unit.
Dr. Efron joined UF’s acute care surgery section at the end of 2008. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Maryland with multiple honors, Dr. Efron completed his general surgery residency at UF, spending three years as a T32 research fellow in the Laboratory of Inflammation Biology and Surgical Science under the mentorship of Lyle L. Moldawer, Ph.D. During his tenure as a general surgery resident at UF, Dr. Efron received the Edward R. Woodward Surgical Resident’s Award. He completed his critical care fellowship training at Washington University in Saint Louis.
SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery
Surgical Critical CareAmerican Board of Surgery
- Critical Care Surgery
- Acute cholecystitis
- Emergency airway puncture
- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
- Laparoscopic gallbladder removal
- Necrotizing soft tissue infection
- Open gallbladder removal
Dr. Efron has a professional interest in surgical critical care and trauma, both clinically as well as in the laboratory. He conducts basic science and translational research in sepsis and inflammation. He is currently one of the principal investigators for an NIH-funded P50 center grant for the UF Sepsis and Critical Illness Research Center to study the persistent inflammation, immunosuppression and catabolism syndrome (PICS) following sepsis in surgical intensive care unit patients.