Shawn Larson, MD

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Biography

Dr. Shawn Larson, an associate professor of Pediatric Surgery, focuses on all aspects of the field, with special interest in pediatric trauma, pediatric burn care, neonatal surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery (including minimally invasive pediatric surgery). Dr. Larson serves as the medical director for the UF Health/Shands Children's Hospital Pediatric Trauma & Burn Program.

His research interests include gastrointestinal physiology and immunology focusing on necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), neonatal and pediatric response to sepsis, pediatric trauma and pediatric burn care.

Dr. Larson joined the UF College of Medicine in 2011. He completed his Pediatric Surgical fellowship at St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University, his general surgery residency at the University of South Florida, and a surgical research fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He earned his medical degree from the University of Sheffield School of Medicine in England.

Education

Residency - Pediatric Surgery
St. Louis Children's Hospital
2011

Residency - Surgery
University of South Florida
2009

Masters of Science
University of Texas
2007

Residency - Surgery
University of South Florida
2005

Bachelor of Medicine
University of Sheffield
1999

Bachelor of Science
University of Florida
1992

Board Certification

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Honors and Awards

Research Career Development Award
University of Florida Department of Surgery
2013

Scholar
American Pediatric Surgery Foundation
2013

Resident of the Month
Tampa General Hospital
2008

Best Clinical Paper
Singleton Surgical Society
2007

Poster of Distinction
American Pediatric Surgical Association
2007