About Us

UF Health Shands

Scenes from different events in our department

UF Health Shands Hospital Centers of Emphasis include cancer, women’s and children’s services, heart care, neuromedicine, orthopaedics, and transplant. UF Health Shands Hospital is a private, not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University of Florida. It is part of UF Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center, with campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville.

The Department of Anesthesiology

Our Department comprises more than 80 clinical faculty, 11 active research faculty, 80 residents, 19 fellows, 54 CRNAs and CAAs, and a support and administrative staff of 45 people. We are a world-renowned academic department that typically publishes at least 26 books and book chapters, more than 55 manuscripts, and is granted around 5 U. S. patents each year.

Our anesthesiology faculty are trained in a variety of clinical subspecialties including critical care medicine, pediatrics, congenital heart anesthesiology, neuroanesthesiology, obstetric anesthesiology, and pain medicine. Research interests of our faculty span clinical and basic science, cognition, simulation training, and neurodegenerative disorders.

University of Florida

The University of Florida is one of the largest universities in the nation and is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant research university. UF was ranked number 8 among public universities in U.S. News & World Report and is the nation’s fourth-largest university in terms of enrollment, with students coming from all over the world.

UF employs a distinguished faculty of nearly 5,000 members, attracting more than $800 million in research awards last fiscal year. The 2,000-acre campus has more than 900 buildings and comprises 16 colleges with more than 100 research, service and education centers, bureaus, and institutes.

UF offers 100 undergraduate degree programs, more than 200 graduate programs, and 30 combined-degree programs. UF truly prepares all of their students for the challenges of the real world by giving them hands-on learning opportunities. Take a virtual tour and find out for yourself.

Century tower

City of Gainesville

Gainesville consistently ranks in the top 10 lists of desirable places to live by various magazines and ranking services. It is a medium-sized city in North Central Florida with a population of 132,249. The additional 50,000 University of Florida and 20,000 Santa Fe College students bring the total population close to 200,000 people. Housing costs and taxes are low compared to most areas of the country and there is no state income tax.

Gainesville is a semi-tropical city with mild winters and warm summers. The inland location protects Gainesville from the worst impacts of hurricanes in both the Gulf and Atlantic. With this great weather, outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round at the many parks, lakes, and springs. If you’ve have your fill of our lakes, take a drive over to the Atlantic or Gulf coasts (only two hours east or west) to enjoy the beautiful beaches.

If you’re not an outdoors person, try Gainesville’s many museums and the Hippodrome Theatre, where you can watch live shows and music. In addition, downtown Gainesville offers a unique dining scene, art festivals, and entertaining bars. Gainesville offers a cultural, educational, and entertainment experience for everyone.

Explore the sights of Gainesville in the video below.