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Welcome to Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery

UF thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons provide the latest in surgical care, including advanced, leading-edge and minimally invasive procedures at Shands at UF medical center in Gainesville. They are at the forefront of research initiatives to further improve patient care and quality of life.

In the 2010-2011 edition of America’s Best Hospitals, published by U.S. News & World Report, heart care and heart surgery at Shands at UF ranked the highest among Florida hospitals and 32nd nationwide. UF surgeons offer the full spectrum of care from routine cardiac surgical procedures to surgical care for complex patient cases.

Faculty members engage in outstanding basic science and clinical research, education of medical students and residents, local and national administrative leadership and thoughtful care of patients before, during and after surgery.

News & Events

New faculty member, thoracic surgeon joins division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

New faculty member, thoracic surgeon joins division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery

April 22, 2015

Tiago N. Machuca, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Machuca joined the division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery after...

UF Health Cancer Center named Center of Excellence by health department, governor’s office

March 24, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Department of Health have recognized the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, with locations in Gainesville and Orlando, as a state-designated Cancer Center of...

UF Health Shands Transplant Center testing new device for rehabilitating donated lungs

March 20, 2015

The UF Health Shands Transplant Center is testing a new approach that could improve the viability of many donated lungs, allowing more of them to be used and shortening the […]