- Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D., and Patrick Underwood, M.D., to Serve on Association for Academic Surgery Committees
October 30, 2019
Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D., and Patrick Underwood, M.D., were both elected to serve on committees for the Association for Academic Surgery. Dr. Zarrinpar will serve on the basic and translational...
- Sergio Duarte, Ph.D., Named NIH Diversity Grant Award Winner
October 7, 2019
The National Institutes of Health has determined that the best research is done by a diverse and well-trained workforce. In this spirit, they created the Research Supplements to Promote Diversity...
- College Researchers Probe Racial Disparity In Fatty Liver Disease
April 24, 2019
Top researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are working with two other institutions on a federally funded project to investigate why Hispanics are more prone to...
- Four Physicians Welcomed to the Society of University Surgeons
March 22, 2019
The UF Department of Surgery is excited to share the accomplishments of four of its surgeons! Sanda Tan, M.D., Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Christiana Shaw, M.D., and Jose Trevino, M.D., have […]
- UF Health performed Florida-record 70 lung transplants in 2018, maintaining excellent patient outcomes
March 6, 2019
UF Health’s stature as one of the nation’s leading lung transplant centers continued to grow in 2018 as its surgeons and supporting personnel performed a Florida-record 70 transplants, surpassing...
- UF Health Ramps Up Lung ICU
August 7, 2018
Lung patients in the region may soon be able to breathe easier, literally. University of Florida Health is ramping up its new thoracic and vascular intensive care unit, which surgeons […]
- Halifax Health, University of Florida Health partner on kidney transplant program
October 9, 2017
Halifax Health and University of Florida Health joined efforts to enhance Halifax Health Medical Center’s nine-year-old kidney transplant program.
- Medicare approval opens door for more adult kidney transplants in Pensacola region
August 30, 2017
The kidney transplant program at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, a collaboration with University of Florida Health, has received Medicare approval.
- Narendra R. Battula, MBBS, MRCS, M.D., FRCS, joins division of transplantation surgery
July 6, 2017
Narendra R. Battula, MBBS, MRCS, M.D. (research), FRCS, has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine as an assistant professor in the division of transplantation surgery. He received his...
- Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D., joins UF College of Medicine’s division of transplantation surgery
May 12, 2017
Ali Zarrinpar, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the division of transplantation surgery in the University of Florida College of Medicine as an associate professor. Zarrinpar earned his medical degree from the...
- Read the Spring 2017 issue of The Stitch
April 27, 2017
- Liver transplant restores Florida woman to health
March 23, 2017
First, Maria Rivera noticed the fatigue. Next, she noticed the swelling in her stomach and the weight gain.
- First patient receives kidney through Sacred Heart Health System and UF Health collaboration
March 15, 2017
On Feb. 2, Renwick Avant, 47, of Pensacola, received a new kidney at the hands of UF Health’s Rick Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, and Sacred Heart vascular surgeon Christopher LeCroy, […]
- Striving for excellence: UF Health’s kidney transplant program maintains favorable outcomes
March 3, 2017
UF Health Shands Hospital’s kidney transplant program has demonstrated favorable outcomes, according to a recent report from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, or SRTR. The results,...
- Read the Fall 2016 issue of The Stitch
November 1, 2016
- XVIVO Lung Perfusion System increases transplant options
September 2, 2016
Robin Thomas lived one struggling breath at a time. Diagnosed with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, her only option for survival was a lung transplant. However, the odds of finding...
- Read the Summer 2016 issue of The Stitch
August 7, 2016
- UF College of Medicine names chief of the division of transplantation surgery
July 26, 2016
Kenneth Andreoni, M.D., has been named the new chief of the division of transplantation surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He oversees the division’s kidney, liver and...
- Breathing easier after lung transplant
April 28, 2016
Tiago Machuca, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, recently performed UF Health’s first lung transplants using organs treated on the...
- Stevens joins UF College of Medicine faculty
February 16, 2016
Rick Brian Stevens, M.D., Ph.D, F.A.C.S., has joined the UF College of Medicine as a clinical professor for the division of transplantation surgery. Stevens previously served as the surgical director...
- Mom’s plea for son’s kidney transplant goes viral and raises awareness about process
December 11, 2015
Kenneth Andreoni, MD, surgical director for kidney and pancreas transplants at UF Health, performed a kidney transplant on Johnathan Rye just one week after his mom posted a photo on […]
- Seven UF surgeons named “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly
September 25, 2015
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a well-known organization that rates health care providers, has named eight UF surgeons among the nation’s “top doctors” for 2015: Kenneth Andreoni, M.D.,...
- New faculty member joins transplantation division
July 22, 2015
Mark W. Johnson, MD, FACS, has joined the UF department of surgery as a professor in the division of transplantation surgery. Dr. Johnson earned his medical degree from Tufts University […]
- UF Department of Surgery Debuts Progress Report
May 26, 2015
- UF liver researcher selected from thousands of applicants to speak at scientific meeting
December 17, 2014
Jae-Sung Kim, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of surgery and head of the Cell Death and Mitochondrial Biology Laboratory, was one of six presenters […]
- UF Surgeons in the News – TV 20: Split Liver Transplants Helping to Close the Organ Donor Gap
April 4, 2014
Every year more than 6,000 liver transplants are performed in the United States, but that’s less than half of the number of patients waiting for a transplant. The odds are […]
- New faculty member joins department of surgery’s division of transplantation surgery
December 23, 2013
Elizabeth Thomas, D.O., earned her osteopathic medical degree from the Midwestern University’s College of Osteopathy in Glendale, Arizona and completed her surgical residency at the University of...
- UF Surgeons in the News – Reuters: Kidney transplants not as successful among teens
August 21, 2013
Teenagers who undergo a kidney transplant are more likely to have their new organ stop working within a few years than both younger and older recipients, according to a new […]
- Baby who received UF&Shands’ first pediatric liver transplant since program reactivation now thriving
March 5, 2013
Now that Chelsey Hoyle is rid of her scarred, dysfunctional liver, the 1-year-old can really get down to the business of being a baby. ...
- UF&Shands reactivates pancreas transplant program
November 1, 2012
The pancreas transplant program at UF&Shands, the University of Florida Academic Health Center, is again open and accepting patients. The United Network for Organ Sharing, the nation’s official...
- Transplant without borders
October 31, 2012
For many transplant patients, the call for a lifesaving organ usually comes in the middle of the night. For ReAnne Walcott, it came while she was on vacation outside the […]
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- UF names Dr. Jeffrey Fair the new chief of transplantation surgery
March 30, 2012
Jeffrey Fair, M.D., has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of surgery as chief of the division of transplantation surgery. Fair, an accomplished transplant surgeon and...
- Patton receives American Society of Transplant Surgeons award
December 19, 2011
Pamela Patton, P.A., M.S.P., will receive the 2012 American Society of Transplant Surgeons Advanced Transplant Provider Award at the society’s Annual State of the Art Winter Symposium, to be held...
- 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...
- 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 […]
- Be part of the “Living Green Ribbon” aerial photo shoot
March 18, 2011
April is National Donate Life Month. Join UF&Shands in promoting awareness about organ and tissue donation.
- Shands at UF honored for organ donation, transplantation
December 21, 2010
Shands at the University of Florida has been awarded a silver and bronze Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resource and Services Administration […]
- UF scientists find clues to aid recovery in aged livers, improve transplant success
November 1, 2010
University of Florida scientists have identified a key cellular process involved in age-related damage to the liver — and ways to reverse that damage by manipulating genes or administering certain...