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Congratulations UF Pain Medicine!

A new procedure to treat chronic pain was approved by the FDA this year and was first performed in north/central Florida here at UF Health. Dorsal Root Ganglion or DRG stimulation […]


Welcome John Travis Parsons, PhD!

Dr. Parsons joins us as an Assistant Professor of Research and comes to us from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, where he worked as an Assistant Professor in the […]

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Congratulations to Donald Caton, MD!

Dr. Caton, a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida, was awarded the first ever Distinguished Service Award  from the Wood Library Museum of Anesthesiology! […]


Congratulations to the Department of Anesthesiology!

The latest official Rankings of NIH Funding to US Medical Schools from the prestigious Blue Ridge Institute are out, and we are ranked at #23! Congratulations to Dr. Morey, all the leadership […]


Please join us in welcoming Jiepei Zhu, MD, PhD, to the Department of Anesthesiology

Dr. Zhu joins us as a Research Assistant Professor and comes to us from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, where he worked as an Assistant Professor in […]

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The Department of Anesthesiology, rated in the top 13th percentile of Anesthesiology programs in the country, is part of UF's College of Medicine and UF Health at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. Shands, an 830-bed hospital, is the major teaching hospital at UF and operates a state-designated Level I Trauma Center. Our faculty and residents also practice at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, which holds over 480 beds.​

We provide anesthesia services at the four-operating room Children’s Surgical Center and the eight-operating room Florida Surgical Center for adult outpatient surgery. Combined, we care for over 80,448 patients per year in our operating rooms and hundreds more in the various intensive care units we serve.

Expansion of our health center is taking place; the Health Heart & Vascular Hospital will focus solely on patients with heart and vascular needs, while the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital will focus on patients with neurological needs. The hospitals are expected to open in 2018.


GatorWorks Newsletter Archives

GatorWorks Newsletter Archives

News & Events


Please Welcome Nettie Van Wyen to the Department of Anesthesiology!

Dec 2nd, 2016

Nettie Van Wyen joined the Department of Anesthesiology on November 14, 2016, as an Administrative Assistant with the faculty support team. She has been working at UF for 10 years, […]


Please join us in welcoming Adriana Barbat to the Department of Anesthesiology.

Nov 29th, 2016

Adriana joined us on November 28, 2016, as an Editorial Assistant. She attended the University of Florida, graduating in May 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Journalism. During her time at […]



Nov 17th, 2016

Is there a Quality Hero among you who needs to be recognized? This person is someone who demonstrates outstanding leadership and has made exceptional contributions to quality and patient safety at […]


Please join us in welcoming Breaunna Sweet to the Department of Anesthesiology.

Nov 4th, 2016

Ms. Sweet was born and raised in Sanford, Florida, a small city north of Orlando. She attended Seminole High School in their International Baccalaureate program. After learning she was the […]

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Congratulations Dr. Screws and Dr. Jeffrey White!

Oct 28th, 2016

On your wonderful writeup in the October 2016 Anesthesiology News.  “New Transport Labels Dramatically Reduce Blood Product Hospital Waste and Save Money!.”  In May at IARS Dr. Screws presented her research on this […]