Aortic Disease

About Us

Our mission at the UF Health Aortic Disease Center is to deliver expert, patient-centered aortic care resulting in outstanding patient outcomes. Our multidisciplinary team uses advanced technologies and innovative therapies to diagnose and treat the most complex aortic diseases.

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Why Choose UF Health?

The UF Health Aortic Disease Center’s experts combine leading-edge science with compassionate and personalized care. Our multidisciplinary approach benefits patients by providing the expertise of board-certified, fellowship trained physicians who specialize in cardiovascular and vascular surgery and endovascular therapy. Our center is one of the nation’s highest-volume aortic surgical centers, and our team sees patients from around the world, approaching each patient with one goal: to provide high-quality, patient-centered care that leads to outstanding outcomes – enabling patients to get back to their lives and their loved ones.

Conditions & Treatments

The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the body. Our team at the UF Health Aortic Disease Center – ranked as one of the nation’s top-performing hospitals for abdominal aortic aneurysm by US News & World Report – understands its anatomy and importance to the functions of the rest of the body. Our physicians collaborate to provide expert care for the full spectrum of aortic diseases, including:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Transection
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Our experts are physician-scientists working to advance medicine and surgical approaches for the treatment of aortic diseases. Our center offers the latest, most advanced surgical options and medical therapies for aortic diseases – tomorrow’s treatments for today’s patients – many of which are not available elsewhere.

Meet the Team

Cardiovascular Surgery

Tomas D Martin

Department:

MD-SURGERY-TCV-CARDIOVASC

Tomas D Martin MD

Professor And Director, UF Health Aortic Disease Center

Thomas M Beaver

Department:

MD-SURGERY-TCV-CARDIOVASC

Thomas M Beaver MD, MPH

Grant And Shirle Herron Chair, Professor And Chief, Cardiovascular Surgery

Mark S Bleiweis

Department:

MD-SURGERY-TCV-CARDIOVASC

Mark S Bleiweis MD

William G. Lassiter Jr. And Aneice R. Lassiter Professor And Director, UF Health Congenital Heart Center

Giles J Peek

Department:

MD-SURGERY-TCV-CARDIOVASC

Giles J Peek MD, FRCS, CTh, FFICM

Professor

Eric I Jeng

Department:

MD-SURGERY-TCV-CARDIOVASC

Eric I Jeng MD, MBA, FACS, FACC

Assistant Professor

John R Spratt

Department:

MD-SURGERY-TCV-CARDIOVASC

John R Spratt MD

CLIN AST PROF

Vascular Surgery

Martin R Back

Department:

MD-SURGERY-VASCULAR

Martin R Back MD, FACS, RPVI

Professor and Chief, Vascular Surgery

Michol A Cooper

Department:

MD-SURGERY-VASCULAR

Michol A Cooper MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Thomas S Huber

Department:

MD-SURGERY-VASCULAR

Thomas S Huber MD, PhD

Edward R. Woodward Professor

Benjamin N Jacobs

Department:

MD-SURGERY-VASCULAR

Benjamin N Jacobs MD

Assistant Professor

Samir K Shah

Department:

MD-SURGERY-VASCULAR

Samir K Shah MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Zain Shahid

Department:

MD-SURGERY-VASCULAR

Zain Shahid MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Gilbert R Upchurch

Department:

MD-SURGERY-CHAIRMAN

Gilbert R Upchurch MD

Professor And Edward M. Copeland, III And The Ann & Ira Horowitz Department Chair

Locations

UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital

1505 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608

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UF Health Surgical Specialists – Heart & Vascular Hospital

1505 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608

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