- Four new faculty members join UF department of surgery
November 27, 2013
The UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery has welcomed four new assistant professors: Elizabeth Thomas, D.O., in the division of transplantation surgery; Ryan M. Thomas, M.D., in the...
- UF Surgeons in the News – TV20: Research Suggests Reflux May Be A Problem For Sleeve Patients
November 25, 2013
It can be lifesaving surgery, but not without risk. Gastric sleeve surgery is quickly becoming a popular choice for those looking to lose weight, but doctors say it doesn’t fix […]
- UF surgeon inducted into American College of Surgeons
November 22, 2013
One UF surgeon and two graduates of UF’s surgical residency program were initiated in October as fellows in the American College of Surgeons. The convocation took place in Washington, D.C.,...
- Several surgery clinics move to UF Health Springhill in Northwest Gainesville
November 5, 2013
UF Health’s outpatient clinics for plastic surgery, vein surgery and breast, melanoma and endocrine surgery have moved to UF Health Springhill. The UF Health Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center...
- UF Surgeons in the News – TV20: Breast Reconstruction
October 23, 2013
A mastectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the breast to treat or prevent breast cancer. Women often choose breast reconstruction to help restore the look and feel of the breast […]
- Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
October 16, 2013
Dealing with breast cancer involves so much more than just eradicating disease. For many women, breast reconstruction is an important part of recovery from cancer. And for women with a […]
- UF Health trauma surgeon, other experts call for new standard in fractured ribs treatment
September 30, 2013
For most patients in the United States with several broken ribs, recovery is a months long journey full of immense pain, difficulty breathing and a high risk of serious complications. […]
- UF researchers to test method for predicting complications in trauma patients
September 25, 2013
University of Florida researchers have received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to verify the effectiveness of a new genomic screening method that could help...
- UF Surgeons in the News – GTN News: New Standard in Fractured Ribs Treatment
September 19, 2013
UF trauma surgeon, Lawrence Lottenberg, M.D., speaks about a rib plating procedure that can reduce pain as much as 80 percent in patients.
- UF department of surgery welcomes new acute care surgeon
August 15, 2013
Scott Brakenridge, M.D., has joined UF’s acute care surgery team as an assistant professor. In 2012, he completed a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the University of […]
- Defying the odds, motorcycle accident survivor returns to the life he loves
August 13, 2013
Michael Gracy’s life nearly ended one Friday afternoon in November 2010. Then 68, Gracy had just left work at his Gainesville office of the financial services company for which he […]
- UF Surgeons in the News – Huffington Post blog: Want to Improve Medical Research?
July 29, 2013
UF surgical researchers co-authored the PNAS study referenced in this blog post, along with researchers from other institutions.
- UF acute care surgeon to become American College of Critical Care Medicine fellow
June 21, 2013
Philip Efron, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery and anesthesiology at UF and co-director of the Laboratory of Inflammation Biology and Surgical Science, has been named a fellow of the […]
- Lottenberg receives prestigious award from state chapter of the American College of Surgeons
June 4, 2013
Lawrence Lottenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S., received the distinguished Raymond H. Alexander, M.D., F.A.C.S. Award at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons held in...
- New UF inflammation center includes two department of surgery faculty members
June 4, 2013
Emina Huang, M.D., a UF colorectal surgeon and an assistant professor of surgery, and Lyle Moldawer, Ph.D., a professor of surgery and the department’s vice chair of research, are members...
- Q&A on mastectomies and breast reconstruction with UF’s top plastic surgeon
May 30, 2013
Q&A on mastectomies and breast reconstruction with UF’s top plastic surgeon Angelina Jolie’s recent announcement of her preventative double mastectomy and subsequent breast reconstruction has...
- UF Surgeons in the News – The Gainesville Sun: Weight loss surgery
May 29, 2013
- 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 […]
- 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...
- Ready for anything
March 18, 2013
The Level I trauma centers at Shands at UF and Shands Jacksonville are always prepared to treat the most severe injuries, thanks to multidisciplinary teams of employees that keep the […]
- 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...