Steven L Raymond

Steven L Raymond, MD

Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 413-3815
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About Steven L Raymond

Hello, my name is Dr. Raymond. I am a board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric surgeon, serving as an assistant professor in the University of Florida Division of Pediatric Surgery. I received my bachelor’s degree and medical degree from the University of Florida, then continued my training at UF with a residency in general surgery, where I was the academic chief resident. I followed this with a pediatric surgery fellowship at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California.

Since a young age, I have been driven by a strong desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others. The intricacies and complexities of the human body have always fascinated me, and I was particularly drawn to a medical career and the field of surgery because of its potential to drastically improve the health of others. During my medical schooling and training, I had the opportunity to work with pediatric patients, and their resilience left a lasting impression on me. Witnessing the life-changing impact of surgical interventions on the lives of children and their families inspired me to dedicate my career to caring for this vulnerable population.

As a pediatric surgeon, my primary goal is to provide the highest quality of care to my patients and their families. I aim to offer compassionate and evidence-based treatment to these unique and special patients. In addition, I am dedicated to advancing the field of pediatric surgery through ongoing education, research and innovation.

My current research interests include the application of robotic-assisted surgery in the pediatric population. I believe that utilizing advanced technology can improve surgical precision, minimize invasiveness and enhance patient outcomes. Furthermore, I have interest in investigations involving clinical outcomes following pediatric surgery to identify areas for improvement and optimize patient care. I am also involved in medical surgical education.

I am very proud to have been the 2021 recipient of the UF Department of Surgery Edward R. Woodward Surgical Resident’s Award and the UF Department of Surgery Hugh A. Walters Humanitarian Award. I’m also proud to have completed a 2017 Surgical Infection Society Clinical Research Training Fellowship.

I have special expertise in gastroschisis repair, gallstones, duodenal atresia, pectus excavatum repair, Wilms tumor, inguinal hernia repair, appendicitis, esophageal atresia, ovarian cysts, robotic surgery, pyloric stenosis in infants and necrotizing enterocolitis.

I want my patients and their families to know that I am committed to providing them the best care. I understand the importance of clear communication and will take the time to listen to their concerns, answer their questions and involve them in the decision-making process. I am dedicated to ensuring the well-being of my patients throughout their surgical journey.

I enjoy staying active and find running to be an excellent way to clear my mind and maintain physical fitness. Nature has a calming effect on me, and I love exploring the outdoors, whether it’s hiking in the mountains or walking along the coast. Additionally, traveling has allowed me to gain new perspectives and appreciate the diversity of our world.


Edward R. Woodward Surgical Resident's Award
2021 · University of Florida Department of Surgery
Hugh A. Walters Humanitarian Award
2021 · University of Florida Department of Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    American Board of Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

Clinical Profile

  • Pediatric Surgery
Areas of Interest
  • Appendicitis
  • Duodenal atresia
  • Esophageal atresia
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroschisis repair
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Omphalocele repair
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pectus excavatum repair
  • Pyloric stenosis in infants
  • Robotic surgery
  • Wilms Tumor

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Clinical outcomes and quality improvement
  • Pediatric robotic-assisted surgery


A prospective observational study of sleep patterns and work-related communications during home call for a pediatric surgery fellow.
Surgery open science. 19:158-161 [DOI] 10.1016/j.sopen.2024.04.006. [PMID] 38745564.
Cloacal Dysgenesis Sequence in a Preterm Neonate.
The American journal of case reports. 25 [DOI] 10.12659/AJCR.942203. [PMID] 38412145.
A 12-Year-Old Girl with Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumor of the Ovary, Presenting with Adolescent Hyperprolactinemia, Galactorrhea, and Amenorrhea.
The American journal of case reports. 24 [DOI] 10.12659/AJCR.938249. [PMID] 36647328.
Establishment of a successful robotic pediatric general surgery practice.
Journal of robotic surgery. [DOI] 10.1007/s11701-023-01667-y. [PMID] 37452975.
Milky pericardial effusion causing tamponade in a neonate after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation.
Journal of surgical case reports. 2023(5) [DOI] 10.1093/jscr/rjad233. [PMID] 37192875.
Multiple Perianal Epidermal Cysts Found in a Case of Lowe Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
The American journal of case reports. 24 [DOI] 10.12659/AJCR.938248. [PMID] 36959724.
Short-term outcomes of thoracoscopic versus open lobectomy for congenital lung malformations.
Pediatric surgery international. 39(1) [DOI] 10.1007/s00383-023-05445-7. [PMID] 36944730.
The Current Pediatric Surgery Job Market: A Perspective of Recent Fellowship Graduates.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 58(6):1133-1138 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2023.02.012. [PMID] 36914464.
What animal model should I use to study necrotizing enterocolitis?
Seminars in pediatric surgery. 32(3) [DOI] 10.1016/j.sempedsurg.2023.151313. [PMID] 37276781.
Anatomy and embryology of abdominal wall defects.
Seminars in pediatric surgery. 31(6) [DOI] 10.1016/j.sempedsurg.2022.151230. [PMID] 36446303.
Analysis of Outcomes in Adolescents and Young Adults With Pilonidal Disease.
Frontiers in surgery. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fsurg.2021.613605. [PMID] 33718427.
Distinct immunologic endotypes are associated with clinical trajectory after severe blunt trauma and hemorrhagic shock.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 90(2):257-267 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000003029. [PMID] 33214489.
Immediate versus silo closure for gastroschisis: Results of a large multicenter study.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 55(7):1280-1285 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.08.002. [PMID] 31472924.
Outcomes After Prehospital Endotracheal Intubation in Suburban/Rural Pediatric Trauma.
The Journal of surgical research. 249:138-144 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2019.11.034. [PMID] 31954974.
Persistently increased cell-free DNA concentrations only modestly contribute to outcome and host response in sepsis survivors with chronic critical illness.
Surgery. 167(3):646-652 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2019.11.018. [PMID] 31898953.
Predicting Morbidity and Mortality in Neonates Born With Gastroschisis.
The Journal of surgical research. 245:217-224 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2019.07.065. [PMID] 31421366.
Prospective Validation of a Transcriptomic Metric in Severe Trauma.
Annals of surgery. 271(5):802-810 [DOI] 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003204. [PMID] 30688688.
Cell-free nuclear, but not mitochondrial, DNA concentrations correlate with the early host inflammatory response after severe trauma.
Scientific reports. 9(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-019-50044-z. [PMID] 31541163.
Outcomes in omphalocele correlate with size of defect.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 54(8):1546-1550 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.10.047. [PMID] 30414688.
Right-sided aortic arch with aberrant left subclavian artery and Kommerell diverticulum.
Journal of vascular surgery cases and innovative techniques. 5(3):259-260 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvscit.2019.02.009. [PMID] 31304436.
The Development of Chronic Critical Illness Determines Physical Function, Quality of Life, and Long-Term Survival Among Early Survivors of Sepsis in Surgical ICUs.
Critical care medicine. 47(4):566-573 [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003655. [PMID] 30664526.
Adjuvant pretreatment with alum protects neonatal mice in sepsis through myeloid cell activation.
Clinical and experimental immunology. 191(3):268-278 [DOI] 10.1111/cei.13072. [PMID] 29052227.
Benchmarking clinical outcomes and the immunocatabolic phenotype of chronic critical illness after sepsis in surgical intensive care unit patients.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 84(2):342-349 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000001758. [PMID] 29251709.
Chronic Critical Illness and the Persistent Inflammation, Immunosuppression, and Catabolism Syndrome.
Frontiers in immunology. 9 [DOI] 10.3389/fimmu.2018.01511. [PMID] 30013565.
Delayed Healing Associated with Silver Sulfadiazine Use for Partial Thickness Scald Burns in Children.
The American surgeon. 84(6):836-840 [PMID] 29981611.
Evidence for Persistent Immune Suppression in Patients Who Develop Chronic Critical Illness After Sepsis.
Shock (Augusta, Ga.). 49(3):249-258 [DOI] 10.1097/SHK.0000000000000981. [PMID] 28885387.
Impact of toll-like receptor 4 stimulation on human neonatal neutrophil spontaneous migration, transcriptomics, and cytokine production.
Journal of molecular medicine (Berlin, Germany). 96(7):673-684 [DOI] 10.1007/s00109-018-1646-5. [PMID] 29808244.
Initial primary spontaneous pneumothorax in children and adolescents: Operate or wait?
Journal of pediatric surgery. 53(10):1960-1963 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2017.12.014. [PMID] 29361279.
Innate Immunity in the Persistent Inflammation, Immunosuppression, and Catabolism Syndrome and Its Implications for Therapy.
Frontiers in immunology. 9 [DOI] 10.3389/fimmu.2018.00595. [PMID] 29670613.
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in patients with heart failure and left ventricular assist devices as a bridge to transplant.
Surgery for obesity and related diseases : official journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. 14(9):1269-1273 [DOI] 10.1016/j.soard.2018.04.005. [PMID] 29929856.
Review: The Perioperative Use of Thromboelastography for Liver Transplant Patients.
Transplantation proceedings. 50(10):3552-3558 [DOI] 10.1016/j.transproceed.2018.07.032. [PMID] 30577236.
Sepsis is associated with reduced spontaneous neutrophil migration velocity in human adults.
PloS one. 13(10) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0205327. [PMID] 30300408.
Immunological Defects in Neonatal Sepsis and Potential Therapeutic Approaches.
Frontiers in pediatrics. 5 [DOI] 10.3389/fped.2017.00014. [PMID] 28224121.
Impact of Early-Life Exposures to Infections, Antibiotics, and Vaccines on Perinatal and Long-term Health and Disease.
Frontiers in immunology. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fimmu.2017.00729. [PMID] 28690615.
Microbial recognition and danger signals in sepsis and trauma.
Biochimica et biophysica acta. Molecular basis of disease. 1863(10 Pt B):2564-2573 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bbadis.2017.01.013. [PMID] 28115287.
Murine Models of Sepsis and Trauma: Can We Bridge the Gap?
ILAR journal. 58(1):90-105 [DOI] 10.1093/ilar/ilx007. [PMID] 28444204.
Neutrophil chemotaxis and transcriptomics in term and preterm neonates.
Translational research : the journal of laboratory and clinical medicine. 190:4-15 [DOI] 10.1016/j.trsl.2017.08.003. [PMID] 28873345.
Predicting appendiceal tumors among patients with appendicitis.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 82(4):771-775 [DOI] 10.1097/TA.0000000000001378. [PMID] 28099380.
The Epidemiology of Chronic Critical Illness After Severe Traumatic Injury at Two Level-One Trauma Centers.
Critical care medicine. 45(12):1989-1996 [DOI] 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002697. [PMID] 28837430.
Unique transcriptomic response to sepsis is observed among patients of different age groups.
PloS one. 12(9) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0184159. [PMID] 28886074.
Physiological and pharmacological characterizations of the larval Anopheles albimanus rectum support a change in protein distribution and/or function in varying salinities.
Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology. 157(1):55-62 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cbpa.2010.05.002. [PMID] 20460167.


Jul 2017 – Jun 2018
Novel Mechanisms and Approaches to Treat Neonatal Sepsis – Fellowship
Role: Principal Investigator


Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery
2021-2023 · Loma Linda University
Residency, General Surgery
2014-2021 · University of Florida
Medical School
2010-2014 · University of Florida
Bachelor of Science, Biological and Medical Sciences
2007-2011 · University of Florida

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