Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

Welcome to the Division of Cardiothoracic  Anesthesia at the University of Florida.

Our group of anesthesiologists works in concert with the Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery to provide the highest quality patient care available for a wide variety of adult and pediatric heart, lung, and major vascular surgeries in a number of different venues. The majority of these procedures are performed at UF Health Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, a tertiary referral center. As many services available at UF Health Shands are not offered in community hospitals, the emphasis at this location is focused on some of the more complex operations for patients frequently sent from our colleagues throughout the Southeast.

Our Focus

Surgical procedures performed at Shands include:

  • congenital cardiac procedures
  • primary & preoperative high-risk coronary bypass
  • cardiac valvular procedures
  • open & stent graft repairs of acute and chronic processes involving the thoracic aorta
  • open and thoracoscopic lung surgeries
  • heart & lung transplants
  • percutaneous aortic valves
  • other minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic procedures

Physicians in our division also provide 24-hour coverage of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

UF Health is one of the few medical centers statewide with the availability of bi-ventricular cardiac assist devices that can be surgically placed as destination therapy or as a bridge to transplantation or recovery. We are similarly a referral center for individuals who refuse blood products around the time of major cardiac or thoracic procedures for religious reasons.

Malcom Randall VA Medical Center

Our second location, directly across the street from UF Health, is the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Members of our department at this location expertly provide anesthesia for our country’s service men and women in the form of coronary artery revascularization, cardiac valvular replacement and repair, and pulmonary resections.


Yong G Peng

Yong G Peng MD, PhD, FASE, FASA

Professor Of Anesthesiology; Associate Professor Of Surgery; Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Division
Joseph AbuRahma

Joseph AbuRahma

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Michael A Arnold

Michael A Arnold DO

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Robin J Bergbauer

Robin J Bergbauer M.D.

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Melissa A Burger

Melissa A Burger MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Laurie K Davies

Laurie K Davies MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Joint Associate Professor Of Surgery; Medical Director, Shands Operating Rooms
Michael Franklin

Michael Franklin DO

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology; Program Director, Cardiothoracic Fellowship
Gregory M Janelle

Gregory M Janelle M.D., FASE, FASA

Interim Chair & Professor
Everett Jones

Everett Jones MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Patrick Millan

Patrick Millan MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
William P Mulvoy

William P Mulvoy MD, MPH, MBA

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Andrew D Pitkin

Andrew D Pitkin MBBS, MRCP, FRCA

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology
Shiv Rawal

Shiv Rawal MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Daryl L Reust

Daryl L Reust MD

Assistant Professor Of Anesthesiology
Albert R Robinson

Albert R Robinson MD

Associate Professor Of Anesthesiology; Chief, Vascular Anesthesiology Division
Felipe Urdaneta

Felipe Urdaneta MD

Professor Of Anesthesiology