- Hughes appointed to journal editorial board
April 30, 2013
Steven Hughes, M.D., chief of general surgery and an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery, was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of [...]
- UF colorectal surgeon joins NIH study section
April 22, 2013
Emina Huang, M.D., a UF associate professor of surgery, has accepted an invitation from the National Institutes of Health to serve as a regular member of the Center for Scientific [...]
- Room for improvement in mouse models, UF surgical investigators say
April 2, 2013
UF researchers co-authored two recently published journal articles that may reform scientists’ use of a staple in medical research: the mouse model. One article describes a series of studies by...
- Breast surgeon joins UF department of surgery
October 22, 2012
Lisa R.P. Spiguel, M.D., has joined the University of Florida department of surgery as an assistant professor in the division of general surgery’s surgical oncology service. Spiguel’s clinical...
- UF surgeons, alumni become fellows in American College of Surgeons
October 22, 2012
Eight UF surgeons and three graduates of UF’s surgical residency program were initiated in September as fellows in the American College of Surgeons. The convocation took place in Chicago following...
- Ten UF surgeons named “top doctors”
October 2, 2012
Physician rankings on U.S. News & World Reports’ website show 10 UF surgeons are among the nation’s “top doctors,” as determined by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a well-known organization...
- Orange, Blue and Pink Breast Cancer Symposium
September 28, 2012
UF&Shands providers will share the latest in breast cancer prevention, treatment and recovery at this October 9 event. Reserve your spot today.
- Pink Pumpkin Fest 2012
September 20, 2012
Join UF&Shands for the Pink Pumpkin Fest to raise breast cancer awareness and support breast cancer research right here at the University of Florida! We’ve got a full line up [...]
- Helping hands at UF&Shands save youngster’s right hand
September 18, 2012
Winston T. Richards, M.D., an acute care surgeon at UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, treated 4-year-old Benjamin Bileca after a horrific accident stripped the skin...
- New surgeons join UF department of surgery
September 17, 2012
UF’s department of surgery has welcomed six new faculty members this summer. Two surgeons have joined the acute care surgery team: Linda Atteberry, M.D., as an associate professor and Janeen [...]
- In the Loupes: A ride into a new adventure
August 27, 2012
A ride into a new adventure By Georgios Rossidis, M.D. Assistant professor of surgery “Time out. This is patient …” It is early July 2012. [...]
- Faculty promotions and tenure news
July 24, 2012
Congratulations to Steven Hughes, M.D., an associate professor and chief of the department of surgery’s division of general surgery, on earning tenure; and to Thomas Beaver, M.D., M.P.H., with the...
- In the Loupes: Veteran Benefits
July 9, 2012
Veteran Benefits By Anthony McDonald, M.D. Assistant professor of surgery Five years have gone by in a heartbeat. Perhaps appropriately, I joined the general surgery staff...
- New developments in gastroesophageal surgery at UF&Shands
July 6, 2012
Gastroesophageal surgery at UF&Shands keeps moving forward to stay at the forefront of developments in the field. According to Kfir Ben-David, MD, an assistant professor of surgery and director...
- UF researchers receive $1.5 million from NIH to study protein’s role in colon cancer
June 20, 2012
University of Florida researchers have received a $1.5 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to examine the role of an inflammation-causing...
- Newly recognized syndrome keeps patients from full recovery, UF researchers say
June 11, 2012
University of Florida researchers have identified a medical condition they say keeps many intensive care, heart surgery and burn patients from recovering fully and returning home. Called persistent...
- Surgeon’s personal attention helps family fight cancer
May 25, 2012
Heather Smith was just 25 years old in 2005 when she learned she had breast cancer. She received the diagnosis on her daughter’s second birthday. “It was kind of a [...]
- Dr. Tad Kim named Hugh A. Walters award recipient
May 11, 2012
University of Florida College of Medicine chief surgical resident Tad Kim, M.D., received the 2012 Hugh A. Walters Humanism in Medicine Award on April 4, the second time he earned [...]
- Shaw appointed Cancer Liaison Physician
April 27, 2012
Christiana Shaw, M.D., M.S., an assistant professor of surgery at UF, has been appointed Cancer Liaison Physician for the cancer program at UF&Shands. The American College of Surgeons Commission...
- Stephen Grobmyer, M.D., represents the American College of Surgeons in Japan
April 26, 2012
Stephen Grobmyer, M.D., a UF associate professor of surgery and the Edward M. Copeland III Chair in Breast Cancer Research, is the American College of Surgeons’ 2012 Traveling Fellow to [...]
- UF&Shands reactivates adult, pediatric liver transplant programs
April 25, 2012
UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, has reactivated its adult and pediatric liver transplant programs and can resume performing liver transplants immediately, officials...
- Student researcher wins award for quest to improve liver recovery after injury
April 23, 2012
Richa Vijayvargiya is an award-winning researcher — and she hasn’t even earned her bachelor’s degree yet. Vijayvargiya is in her junior year as an undergraduate student at UF majoring in [...]
- In the Loupes: Women in surgery
April 20, 2012
By Emina Huang, M.D. Associate professor of colorectal surgery With increased choices regarding health-care providers, there continues to be a paucity of women surgeons in academic health centers....
- Jae-Sung Kim, Ph.D., receives $1.27 million NIH grant for liver research
April 18, 2012
Throughout our lives, our livers work hard to keep us healthy — removing waste, packing away the nutrients we need and converting our food into energy. As we get older, [...]
- Recognizing Dr. Edward Copeland
April 3, 2012
On March 16, the Cancer Center Leadership Council honored Dr. Edward Copeland with a self portrait. Dr. Copeland was the UF Shands Cancer Center’s first director. The University of Florida [...]
- In the Loupes: ‘This is what I am meant to do’
March 28, 2012
By Alex Cuenca, M.D. Though I’m not sure how I exactly got where I am today, I could probably trace it back to my father. In 1980, we lived in [...]
- The body’s great balancing act
March 13, 2012
Immune system responses are key to our health: too much or too little and the body takes a beating. Understanding how patients’ immune systems respond could open the door for [...]
- March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 13, 2012
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths. The best ways to protect yourself from...
- UF Researchers in the News – Nature Medicine blog: Even without antibodies, B cells can thwart viruses
March 12, 2012
- Dr. Sanda Tan to speak on colorectal cancer, bowel and pelvic floor conditions
March 2, 2012
This seminar will take place in The Villages:
- UF Surgeons in the News – New York Times: Repeat Breast Cancer Surgery Guidelines are Called Unclear
February 6, 2012
- Breathing Free Again
January 13, 2012
It was a week of firsts for 8-year-old Brian Stanzione — first plane ride, first stay in a hotel and first visit to Florida. But Brian was not flying from [...]
- Surgical resident earns regional award for research presentation
December 22, 2011
Alex Cuenca, M.D., a UF surgical resident, received an award for “Best Basic Science Presentation” from the American College of Surgeons’ Region IV Committee on Trauma. He received the award...
- Aging alone does not explain breakdown in liver cell processes, UF research team finds
December 16, 2011
UF department of surgery researchers have uncovered more information about why elderly patients often fare poorly after liver surgery, and why livers donated by elderly people often experience...
- Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program funds Huang’s colon cancer research
November 9, 2011
Emina Huang, M.D., an associate professor of surgery in UF’s College of Medicine, has received a $180,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health’s Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program to...
- UF surgeon co-chairs American Cancer Society’s breast cancer walk
October 30, 2011
Christiana Shaw, M.D., M.S., a UF assistant professor of surgery and a surgical oncologist, co-chaired the 2011 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k Walk, held in October....
- Department of surgery welcomes new faculty members
October 27, 2011
The University of Florida’s department of surgery welcomes six new faculty members this fall to the acute care surgery team, and to the divisions of general surgery, pediatric surgery and [...]
- UF researchers find chemical signals that initiate the body’s immune response
September 8, 2011
University of Florida researchers have identified two key steps required to activate the body’s innate immune system, its first line of defense against infection. The discoveries offer insight into...
- Eight UF surgeons included among country’s “top doctors”
August 12, 2011
Physician rankings on U.S. News & World Reports’ website show eight UF surgeons are among the nation’s “top doctors,” as determined by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a well-known...
- UF welcomes new chief of acute care surgery
July 2, 2011
Frederick A. Moore, M.D., has joined the University of Florida’s College of Medicine as the department of surgery’s chief of acute care surgery. Moore came to UF July 1 from The Methodist...
- Community outreach: Shaw speaks to high school students
June 15, 2011
Christiana Shaw, M.D., M.S., a clinical assistant professor of surgery in UF’s College of Medicine, visited the Eastside Striders, a group of students from Eastside High School, in February to [...]
- UF researchers say viruses could play key role in ICU patients’ outcomes
June 1, 2011
Common viral infections appear to play a role in why some critically ill patients struggle to recover, according to University of Florida researchers who studied how influenza and other infectious...
- Just What the Patient Ordered
May 9, 2011
Unveiled in November 2010, the Intrabeam is the newest cancer-fighting weapon in the UF Shands Cancer Center’s arsenal. Intrabeam allows doctors to deliver precise doses of radiation in the O.R....
- Annual Hugh A. Walters Humanism Award announced
March 17, 2011
Dean Yamaguchi, MD, a fifth-year chief surgical resident, was honored earlier this month with the University of Florida department of surgery’s Hugh A. Walters Humanism in Medicine Award. It is...
- A surgeon in training
February 28, 2011
As a little girl visiting the pediatrician, Makesha Miggins, M.D., was enamored with the way her doctors could help people by putting the pieces of the puzzle together. It seemed [...]
- UF researchers find surgical breast biopsies overused in Florida
February 10, 2011
Thousands of women receive unnecessary surgical breast biopsies in Florida each year, University of Florida researchers state in an article published online this week by the American Journal of...
- Behrns elected to American Board of Surgery
January 31, 2011
Kevin E. Behrns, M.D., chairman of the UF department of surgery, has been elected to a six-year term on the American Board of Surgery. He was nominated for the position [...]
- Meet your future surgeon
January 15, 2011
Standing in an operating room at Shands Cancer Hospital, Fred Bien-Aime feels one step closer to his dream of becoming a surgeon.
- Dr. Bruce Mast introduced as new chief of UF’s division of plastic and reconstructive surgery
December 16, 2010
The University of Florida Department of Surgery formally introduced its new Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Bruce A. Mast, M.D., during a reception held Dec. 15 at the Health [...]
- UF Breast Center receives center of excellence accreditation
November 12, 2010
The University of Florida Breast Center at Shands at UF medical center received accreditation as a National Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer this month by the National Accreditation Program [...]