Thomas Read, MD

Thomas E Read, MD, FACS, FASCRS

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Thomas E. Read, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a professor and chief of the division of gastrointestinal surgery at the UF College of Medicine.

Dr. Read graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard University. He received his medical degree with honors from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1988, and stayed at UCSF for residency training in general surgery, which he completed in 1995. During that time, he served two years as a research fellow at the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute. He completed residency training in colon and rectal surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts in 1996.

Throughout his career, Dr. Read has maintained a busy clinical practice, with a focus on complex abdominopelvic disease. He has also attempted to improve patient care, educate the next generation of surgeons and better our understanding of disease processes and treatment outcomes.

Dr. Read is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades both for medical practice and academic teaching. He has been named one of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer and one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Dr. Read has been an invited lecturer more than 300 times and a visiting professor at more than 20 institutions.


Residency - Colon and Rectal Surgery
Lahey Clinic

San Francisco
Cardiovascular Research Institute; University of California

San Francisco
University of California

San Francisco
University of California

Board Certification

  • Diplomate - American Board of Surgery
  • Diplomate - American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Fellow - American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow - American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Fellow - American Surgical Association