Welcome from the Chair

Image: Leigh A. Neumayer, M.D., M.B.A., M.S., F.A.C.S.
Leigh A. Neumayer, M.D., M.B.A., M.S., F.A.C.S.
Chair

The Department of Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville offers inpatient and outpatient services at several locations. Our faculty provide outstanding clinical care while educating and training the next generation of physicians and surgeons. We work to expand knowledge in our field through discovery and integration. Our vision is to be the region's most valued surgical healthcare asset. We have the nation's best surgical care at your doorstep. More details of the department's strategic vision is available here.

The Department of Surgery is home to 6 divisions: General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, Acute Care Surgery (Trauma/Emergency General Surgery/Surgical Critical Care/Surgical Psychology), Vascular, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology and Cardiothoracic Surgery. We have world class programs in all of these areas providing high quality care for the population of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

We have training programs in general surgery, surgical critical care and minimally invasive surgery. Our trainees graduate with a high level of competence in all aspects of their specialty.

Thank you for your interest in our department. It is my honor and privilege to lead this talented group of surgeons, residents and staff. I invite you to explore our site further by visiting our divisions. Please contact us us with any additional questions.

Leigh A. Neumayer, M.D., M.B.A., M.S., F.A.C.S.
Chair, Department of Surgery
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville


Associate Chairs

Ziad T. Awad, MD, F.A.C.S.

Ziad T. Awad, MD, F.A.C.S.

Professor
Associate Chair, Clinical Operations; Chief, Division of General Surgery; Medical Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Program; Program Director, Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS

Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS

Professor
Associate Chair, Research; Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery; Program Director, General Surgery Residency

James W. Dennis, MD

James W. Dennis, MD

Professor
Associate Chair, Educational and Faculty Affairs; Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery

Benny K. Tan, MB BCh BAO (MD)

Benny K. Tan, MB BCh BAO (MD)

Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Medical Director, UF Health Jacksonville Center for Transgender Health

Cassandra Q. White, MD, FACS

Cassandra Q. White, MD, FACS

Associate Professor
Associate Chair, Quality

Brian Yorkgitis, DO

Brian Yorkgitis, DO

Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Commmunity Outreach, Department of Surgery; Associate Director, Trauma One Flight Operations; Medical Director, Pediatrics Trauma