Philip Efron, MD

Philip A Efron, MD, FACS, FCCM

(352) 265-0535

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Dr. Efron is a professor of surgery and anesthesiology at the University Florida College of Medicine and medical director for the UF Health Shands Hospital surgical intensive care units and respiratory therapy. Dr. Efron established a surgical critical care fellowship program at UF in 2010, which he currently directs. He is an advanced trauma life support instructor and has been selected for committees and leadership positions in several medical societies, including the Shock Society, the Surgical Infection Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He also is a member of the Association for Academic Surgery and the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and has applied for fellowship in the American College of Surgeons.

He co-directs the Laboratory of Inflammation Biology and Surgical Science and focuses his research on inflammation and immunology in severe injury and infection. Dr. Efron has created novel methodologies for studying trauma and further developed the laboratory’s sepsis research to include well- known factors associated with mortality, including blood product transfusion and aging. In addition, he has led the translational human studies in trauma and sepsis at UF’s surgical intensive care unit.

Dr. Efron joined UF’s acute care surgery section at the end of 2008. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Maryland with multiple honors, Dr. Efron completed his general surgery residency at UF, spending three years as a T32 research fellow in the Laboratory of Inflammation Biology and Surgical Science under the mentorship of Lyle L. Moldawer, Ph.D. During his tenure as a general surgery resident at UF, Dr. Efron received the Edward R. Woodward Surgical Resident’s Award. He completed his critical care fellowship training at Washington University in Saint Louis.



1991-1995 Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, Bachelor of Arts, Biology

1995-1999 University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, Medical Doctorate

Postdoctoral Training

1997-2007 General Surgical Residency, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2001-2004 T-32 Research Fellow under Lyle Moldawer, Ph.D., Laboratory of Inflammation Biology and Surgical Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2007-2008 Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO

Board Certification

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care - American Board of Surgery

Honors and Awards

Career Development Award
University of Florida Department of Surgery Research

Shock Society Fellowship
Early Career Investigators

Edward R. Woodward Surgical Resident's Award
University of Florida

Best Clinical Abstract
University of Florida Department of Surgery Research Day