Desmond Zeng

Desmond Zeng Joins the Department

Desmond joined us in August of 2017 as a Clinical Research Coordinator. He comes to us from the Department of Neurology, where he also worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator. […]

Rene Przkora, MD

Rene Przkora, MD, PhD, Re-appointed to ASA Subcommittee

Dr. Rene Przkora has been re-appointed to serve on the American Society of Anesthesiologists Abstract Review Subcommittee on Chronic and Cancer Pain. As a member of this subcommittee, Dr. Przkora […]

Congratulatory ballons

Lauren Berkow, MD, to Serve on FMA Committee

Dr. Lauren Berkow will be serving on the Florida Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Accreditation. This Committee serves as a component of the Council on Medical Education, […]

Way to go, Gators

New Publication in Echocardiography

David Corda, MD, and Gregory Janelle, MD,  had their case report “Protruding coronary stent detected by transesophageal echocardiography changes surgical procedure” published in Echocardiography. This case describes an unusual intraoperative […]

congratulatory balloons

Pavel Balduyeu, MD, Appointed to ASA Subcommittee

Fourth-year resident, Dr. Pavel Balduyeu has been appointed to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Abstract Review Subcommittee on Patient Safety and Practice Management. As a member of this subcommittee, […]

Amanda Frantz, MD

Amanda Frantz, MD, Joins Our Critical Care Faculty

Dr. Amanda Frantz joined the department on August 7, 2017, as an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Frantz received her medical degree from St. George’s University School […]

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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.

UF Health 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.


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Dr. Berkow judging at the FMA Annual Poster Symposium

Dr. Lauren Berkow Judges at the FMA Poster Symposium

Aug 11th, 2017

The Florida Medical Association (FMA) held their 2017 Annual Meeting and Conference over the weekend in Orlando, Florida. Our own Lauren Berkow, MD, was there to help judge the many […]

Drs. Avner Sidi, Jeff White, and Barys Ihnatsenka

Congrats to Our Newly Promoted Faculty!

Jun 30th, 2017

Dr. Avner Sidi has been promoted to Professor and Drs. Jeff White and Barys Ihnatsenka have been promoted to Associate Professor. They have worked very hard over many years to […]

Dr. Peng at the Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices workshop

The Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices Symposium

Jun 28th, 2017

The 7th Annual Hands-On Pearls and Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging and Devices Symposium was held on Saturday, June 17th, 2017. This program featured a morning symposium and an afternoon hands-on […]

Dr. Sappenfield presenting at the 2017 ASA Conference

Joshua Sappenfield, MD, Presents at ASA Conference

May 23rd, 2017

Dr. Joshua Sappenfield presented “Implementation Case Studies: Successful PSH Pilots” as part of a panel at the 2017 American Society of Anesthesiology’s 2017 Spring Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative. The Perioperative […]