Christiana M Shaw

Christiana M Shaw, MD

Associate Professor

Business Phone: (352) 265-0535

About Christiana M Shaw

Dr. Shaw is an associate professor in the division of general surgery at the UF College of Medicine who focuses her clinical efforts on surgical oncology.

A fifth-generation Floridian, Dr. Shaw was born in Florida and grew up on the gulf coast. She attended The Florida State University for undergraduate education and the University of Miami for medical school prior to completing a general surgery residency at Tufts University in Boston. She completed a surgical oncology fellowship prior to starting at the University of Florida.

Dr. Shaw is an expert in surgical removal of cancers, focusing on cancers of the head and neck, skin and connective tissue, and breast. With two years of additional training dedicated to the complex care of the cancer patient, she is well versed in the latest surgery and treatment options.

Her expertise includes surgical solutions for cancers of the adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands, as well as sarcomas, melanomas, and breast cancer. She offers sensitivity, compassion and a high level of care to her patients, and welcomes the challenge to provide cures from the most complex cases


Best Clinical Abstract Presentation, Department of Surgery Research Day
2017 · University of Florida
Physician Shadowing Exemplary Mentor
2017 · University of Florida
First Prize Resident Presentation
2016 · Florida American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Cancer Research
Physician Shadowing Exemplary Mentor
2016 · University of Florida
Second Prize Resident Presentation
2016 · Florida American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Cancer Research
Best Faculty Abstract Presentation, Advances in Medical Education
2015 · University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
Mentoring Outside the Box
2015 · UF Cancer Center Celebration of Excellence
Excellence in Teaching
2014-2017 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Lester R. Dragstedt Physician-Scientist Award
2014 · University of Florida Department of Surgery
Best Clinical Abstract Presentation, Department of Surgery Research Day
2013 · University of Florida
Excellence in Teaching
2011-2013 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Academic Chief Fellow
2009-2010 · Fox Chase Cancer Center
John A. Ridge Fellow
2009-2010 · Fox Chase Cancer Center
Excellence in Teaching
2008 · Tufts Medical School

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDC7600 Surgery Clerkship
MDC6001 Intro Clin Practice
MDT7600 Elect Top/Surgery
BMS6816 Cancer Bio Clin Oncol

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

Clinical Profile

  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Interest
  • Adrenal glands
  • Adrenocortical carcinoma
  • Breast cancer
  • Cancer – resources
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma
  • Parathyroid adenoma
  • Parathyroid biopsy
  • Parathyroid cancer
  • Parathyroid gland removal
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid cancer – papillary carcinoma
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Thyroid gland removal
  • Thyroid nodule

Research Profile

Dr. Shaw is interested in cancer detection and is actively studying technology and its utilization in surgical education.


Hyperfractionated-Accelerated Reirradiation with Proton Therapy for Radiation-Associated Breast Angiosarcoma.
International journal of particle therapy. 8(4):55-67 [DOI] 10.14338/IJPT-21-00031.1. [PMID] 35530187.
Postoperative Radiotherapy for Cutaneous Melanoma in Patients at High Risk of Local-Regional Recurrence after Surgery Alone.
Cancer investigation. 40(4):348-353 [DOI] 10.1080/07357907.2022.2033986. [PMID] 35100059.
ASO Visual Abstract: A 5-Year Breast Surgeon Experience in LYMPHA at Time of ALND for Treatment of Clinical T1-4N1-3M0 Breast Cancer
Annals of Surgical Oncology. [DOI] 10.1245/s10434-021-10648-0. [PMID] 34655351.
Five-Year Breast Surgeon Experience in LYMPHA at Time of ALND for Treatment of Clinical T1-4N1-3M0 Breast Cancer.
Annals of surgical oncology. 28(10):5775-5787 [DOI] 10.1245/s10434-021-10551-8. [PMID] 34365563.
Performance Improvement With Implementation of a Surgical Skills Curriculum.
Journal of surgical education. 78(2):561-569 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.08.030. [PMID] 32888847.
Successful Surgical Removal of the Largest Known Spleen.
Case reports in surgery. 2020 [DOI] 10.1155/2020/6790808. [PMID] 32158587.
A Lymphedema Surveillance Program for Breast Cancer Patients Reveals the Promise of Surgical Prevention.
The Journal of surgical research. 244:604-611 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jss.2017.10.008. [PMID] 29397949.
Associations Between National Board Exam Performance and Residency Program Emphasis on Patient Safety and Interprofessional Teamwork.
Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry. 43(6):581-584 [DOI] 10.1007/s40596-019-01106-x. [PMID] 31456123.
Curative-dose Chemoradiotherapy Versus Total Laryngectomy For Stage T3-T4 Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx: An “Apples-to-Apples” Analysis of the National Cancer Database.
American journal of clinical oncology. 42(6):527-533 [DOI] 10.1097/COC.0000000000000550. [PMID] 31136370.
Gender differences among surgical fellowship program directors.
Surgery. 166(5):735-737 [DOI] 10.1016/j.surg.2019.05.017. [PMID] 31256855.
Are the kids alright? Review books and the internet as the most common study resources for the general surgery clerkship.
American journal of surgery. 215(1):191-195 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2017.01.036. [PMID] 28237045.
Gender Diversity in General Surgery Residency Leadership.
Journal of surgical education. 75(6):e68-e71 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsurg.2018.07.021. [PMID] 30177356.
Management of cutaneous Merkel cell carcinoma.
Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden). 57(3):320-323 [DOI] 10.1080/0284186X.2017.1349926. [PMID] 28712323.
Non-surgical management of patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in the United States, 2004-2015: an NCDB analysis.
Journal of gastrointestinal oncology. 9(3):536-545 [DOI] 10.21037/jgo.2018.02.04. [PMID] 29998019.
Prognostic Value of Clinical vs Pathologic Stage in Rectal Cancer Patients Receiving Neoadjuvant Therapy.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 110(5):460-466 [DOI] 10.1093/jnci/djx228. [PMID] 29165692.
Rectal cancer patients younger than 50 years lack a survival benefit from NCCN guideline-directed treatment for stage II and III disease.
Cancer. 124(17):3510-3519 [DOI] 10.1002/cncr.31527. [PMID] 29984547.
Reducing Surgical Resident Attrition.
JAMA surgery. 153(8):717-718 [DOI] 10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0619. [PMID] 29710280.
Adjuvant postoperative radiotherapy for cutaneous melanoma.
Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden). 56(3):495-496 [DOI] 10.1080/0284186X.2017.1295168. [PMID] 28256960.
Fluorescein Isothiocyanate: A Novel Application for Lymphatic Surgery.
Annals of plastic surgery. 78(6S Suppl 5):S296-S298 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000001034. [PMID] 28328630.
The Uterine Flap: An Option for Autogenous Repair of Perineal Hernia after Abdominoperineal Resection.
The American surgeon. 83(8):e324-325 [PMID] 28822376.
A Case of a Giant Borderline Phyllodes Tumor Early in Pregnancy Treated with Mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction.
The breast journal. 22(6):683-687 [DOI] 10.1111/tbj.12663. [PMID] 27565020.
Calciphylaxis of the Breast: A Case Report and Literature Review.
The breast journal. 22(5):568-72 [DOI] 10.1111/tbj.12632. [PMID] 27332900.
Ultrasound-Guided Segmental Mastectomy and Excisional Biopsy Using Hydrogel-Encapsulated Clip Localization as an Alternative to Wire Localization.
Annals of surgical oncology. 23(10):3284-9 [DOI] 10.1245/s10434-016-5325-x. [PMID] 27338745.
Cylindroma-like basaloid anal cancer presenting as a large pelvic mass in a patient with ulcerative colitis.
Journal of surgical case reports. 2015(7) [DOI] 10.1093/jscr/rjv093. [PMID] 26224891.
Improved Breast Cancer Care Quality Metrics After Implementation of a Standardized Tumor Board Documentation Template.
Journal of oncology practice. 11(5):421-3 [DOI] 10.1200/JOP.2015.003988. [PMID] 26384016.
Integration of mobile technology in educational materials improves participation: creation of a novel smartphone application for resident education.
Journal of surgical education. 72(4):670-3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jsurg.2015.01.015. [PMID] 25823746.
Lymph node transplantation and quantitative clearance lymphoscintigraphy.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 135(5):937e-939e [DOI] 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001203. [PMID] 25700302.
Vacuum-assisted closure therapy to the brain: a safe method for wound temporization in composite scalp and calvarial defects.
Annals of plastic surgery. 74 Suppl 4:S218-21 [DOI] 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000374. [PMID] 25978553.
Isosulfan Blue Dye Anaphylaxis Presenting as Impaired Ability to Ventilate via a Laryngeal Mask Airway.
A & A case reports. 3(1):1-2 [DOI] 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000036. [PMID] 25612264.
Isosulfan Blue Dye Anaphylaxis Presenting As Inability To Ventilate Via An LMA
Anesthesia and Analgesia. 3:1-2
Low-Kilovoltage, Single-Dose Intra-Operative (“TARGIT”) Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer: Results and Impact on a Multi-Disciplinary Breast Cancer Program
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 216(4):617-624
Low-kilovoltage, single-dose intraoperative radiation therapy for breast cancer: results and impact on a multidisciplinary breast cancer program.
Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 216(4):617-23; discussion 623 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.12.038. [PMID] 23415885.
Surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy for cutaneous melanoma considered high-risk for local-regional recurrence.
American journal of otolaryngology. 34(4):320-2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.amjoto.2012.12.014. [PMID] 23375588.
Elevated expression of IRS2 in the progression from neurofibroma to malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor.
Anticancer research. 32(2):439-43 [PMID] 22287730.
Expression of IRS2 in the Progression from Neurofibroma to Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor
Anticancer Research. 32(2):439-443
Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy and Splenectomy for Renal Cell Metastasis
Serum antimüllerian hormone in healthy premenopausal women.
Fertility and sterility. 95(8):2718-21 [DOI] 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.05.051. [PMID] 21704216.
Serum Mullerian Inhibiting Substance in Healthy Premenopausal Women
Fertility and Sterility. 95(8):2718-2721
Assay reproducibility and within-person variation of Müllerian inhibiting substance.
Fertility and sterility. 94(1):301-4 [DOI] 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2009.03.032. [PMID] 19409547.
Prospective Case-Control Study of Serum Mullerian Inhibiting Substance and Breast Cancer Risk
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 101:1-9
Prospective case-control study of serum mullerian inhibiting substance and breast cancer risk.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 101(21):1501-9 [DOI] 10.1093/jnci/djp331. [PMID] 19820206.
Spine Injuries Are Common Among Asymptomatic Patients After Gunshot Wounds
Journal of Trauma. 58(4):833-836


Fellowship – Oncology
2010 · Fox Chase Cancer Center
Residency – Surgery
2008 · Tufts Medical Center
Internship – Surgery
2004 · Boston Medical Center
Medical Degree
2003 · University of Miami

Contact Details

(352) 265-0535
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100109
Business Street:
1600 SW ARCHER RD RM 6165.5