Our department has a long tradition of training outstanding clinical surgeons and leaders in academic surgery. The fundamental mission of our department is to provide excellence in patient care, research and education.
Our 65 faculty members practice and teach primarily at two hospitals, UF Health Shands Hospital and the Malcom Randall Veterans Administration Hospital, both in Gainesville, Florida. UF Health Shands Hospital is a 1162-bed facility that is the tertiary referral center for north central Florida and southern Georgia. The Malcom Randall VA Hospital, part of the North Florida South Georgia VA Health System, is a 480-bed hospital that is one of the busiest in the entire Veterans Health Administration.