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

Mauricio Pipkin, M.D., joins division of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery

April 17, 2017

Mauricio Pipkin, M.D., has joined the University of Florida College of Medicine as an assistant professor in the division of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. Pipkin earned his medical degree from...

Extending a life with a lung transplant

March 30, 2017

An uncontrollable cough led Tampa Bay-area resident Mike Preston to seek medical attention. Preston visited his primary care physician and specialists to find out the cause. Within five months,...