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Lung Transplant

UF Health Shands lung transplant program best in Florida, nationally ranked

The UF Health lung transplant program outcomes establish it as best in Florida, top five across the country, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, SRTR. Per the January 2023 data, patients who are admitted to UF Health can expect excellence in key transplant metrics, like survival on the…

Lung transplants: An anesthesiologist’s vigilance

It’s 3 a.m., and an experienced hand gently squeezes the first breath into a patient’s newly perfused lung. On lung transplant time, vigilance is the defining word for anesthesiologists. While cases can start at any time of day, preparations often begin 8 to 12 hours in advance. Myriad uncertainties from…

Doctor’s Day 2021

Today we celebrate & thank our physicians, nurses & healthcare professionals on the front lines who have helped protect the health of our state & beyond over the past year, through dedicated & compassionate care.

Jun Cai, MD, PhD, awarded ATS 2020 Science and Innovation Center Abstract Award

Jun Cai, MD, PhD, was awarded the 2020 Science and Innovation Center Abstract Award by the American Thoracic Society for his abstract entitled: “Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells Ameliorate Lung Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury Via Regulation of IL-17 and IL-10.” This award was bestowed during the Assembly for Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation (AII) by…