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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

Four new surgeons join the UF department of surgery

Four new surgeons join the UF department of surgery

January 27, 2016

Jessica Cioffi, MD, is an assistant professor in the division of general surgery at the UF College of Medicine. She specializes in pancreatic, biliary and liver surgery. Dr. Cioffi earned […]

A passion for surgery: Thomas Beaver, M.D., M.P.H.

A passion for surgery: Thomas Beaver, M.D., M.P.H.

December 10, 2015

For some, the annual eighth-grade frog dissection is a source of anxiety, squeamishness and lengthy permission slips. For Thomas Beaver, M.D., M.P.H., it was a moment of revelation.

New faculty member joins thoracic and cardiovascular division

New faculty member joins thoracic and cardiovascular division

July 28, 2015

Teng C. Lee, MD, has joined the UF department of surgery as an assistant professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery as well as co-director for the UF Health Aorta Center. […]