Since the state of Florida defunded routine circumcisions in newborns, circumcisions in older boys and costs to the state have skyrocketed.
Surgery news at the College of Medicine
Can a person’s own fat cells be used to help heal traumatic wounds and scarring? The Department of Defense has granted UF Health $1.2 million to find out.
Dr. Lawrence Lottenberg, a key figure in the growth of Florida’s trauma system over the past three decades, received the Raymond H. Alexander Award from the Florida chapter of the American College of Surgeons in late May. Lottenberg, an associate professor of surgery and anesthesiology at UF Health, founded the Level 1 trauma center at UF Health Shands Hospital and has made numerous other significant contributions to surgery in the state of Florida.
Shands Transplant Center at UF is recognized by Health and Human Services in several categories of awards.
The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization has bestowed its Award for Excellence in Life Support to the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program at UF&Shands.
Dr. Daniel Meldrum is the new chief of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in the College of Medicine; he comes to UF from Indiana University.
The Shands at UF Lung Transplant Program celebrates the men and women who have received new life through lung transplantation at Shands at UF.
Andrew L. Warshaw, M.D. from Harvard Medical School, will be speaking on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
Dean Yamaguchi, M.D., was honored with the UF College of Medicine department of surgery’s Hugh A. Walters Humanism in Medicine Award.
The Intrabeam system brings a new era of treatment for breast cancer patients at Shands at UF. The system is an intraoperative radiation technology available at fewer than 20 treatment centers nationwide and the only one in the state of Florida.