About Thomas E Read
In my 26 years of practice, I still look forward to coming to work every day. Treating and curing patients is incredibly rewarding. I am fortunate to work with a spectacular team in the University of Florida Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, where I am the chief and a professor. I treat patients for rectal cancer, colon cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s) and colorectal polyps. I look forward to continually pushing frontiers associated with patient care and treatment outcomes while educating the next generation of doctors.
I graduated cum laude with a bachelor degree in biology from Harvard University. I received my medical degree with honors from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1988, and subsequently completed my general residency in 1995. During those years, I served as a research fellow at the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute. I completed residency training in colon and rectal surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts in 1996.
My decades of experience have made me a recipient of numerous awards and accolades both for medical practice and academic teaching. In fact, I have been named one of American’s Top Doctors for Cancer and one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical. I have been an invited lecturer more than 300 times and a visiting professor at more than 20 institutions.
I have served in several leadership roles for gastroenterology, including President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and Executive Director of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Outside of practice, I enjoy underwater photography.
DiplomateAmerican Board of Surgery
DiplomateAmerican Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
FellowAmerican Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
FellowAmerican Surgical Association
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
- Colorectal cancer
- Crohn disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Ulcerative colitis