Thoracic Surgery Department of Surgery
The division of thoracic surgery provides the latest in surgical care, including advanced, leading-edge and minimally invasive procedures at UF Health in Gainesville. They are at the forefront of research initiatives to further improve patient care and quality of life. UF Health surgeons’ expertise covers surgical care for both general cases and those of increasing technical complexity. Faculty members’ skill is grounded in innovative basic science and clinical research. The division prioritizes the education of medical students and residents while engaging in local and national administrative leadership and thoughtful care of patients before, during and after surgery.
The University of Florida has had an approved residency in Thoracic Surgery for over 30 years. Ours is a 3-year program, primarily based in our university hospital, UF Health Shands Hospital, with rotations at an affiliated Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Surgical procedures offered
UF thoracic surgeons treat malignancies of the chest, with a primary focus on the lungs. Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and our surgeons may be involved in many aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of this prevalent problem.
UF Health thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons offer a wide range of surgical procedures for congenital, traumatic, infectious, and other diseases of the chest. The focus of the division is generally on the heart, the great vessels of the chest and the lungs.
The Lung Transplant Research Program in the UF Department of Surgery is composed of a diverse team of clinicians and researcher scientists who are dedicated to helping lung transplant recipients through the advancement of transplant research
We have a large number of short- and long-term clinical trials underway involving the use of new pharmacotherapeutic agents or new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of thoracic related issues.