Our Team

At the UF Health Aortic Disease Center, we combine leading-edge science with compassionate and personalized care. Our multidisciplinary approach offers you a team of board-certified physicians specializing in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and vascular surgery and endovascular therapy. We work together with one goal: to provide high-quality, patient-centered care that leads to outstanding outcomes.

Cardiovascular Surgery

Dr. MartinTomas D. Martin, M.D. - Director, UF Health Aortic Disease Center
Dr. ArnaoutakisGeorge Arnaoutakis, M.D.
- Associate Director, UF Health Aortic Disease Center, Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. BeaverThomas Beaver, M.D., M.P.H. - Division Chief and Professor of Surgery
Dr. BleiweissMark S Bleiweis, M.D. - Professor and Chief, Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dr. PeekGiles J Peek, M.D., FRCS, CTh, FFICM - Professor, Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery
Dr. JengEric I. Jeng, M.D. - Assistant Professor of Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Dr. Martin BackMartin Back, M.D. - Professor of Surgery
Dr. BerceliScott Berceli, M.D., Ph.D. - Professor of Surgery
Dr. CooperMichol A. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. HuberThomas Huber, M.D., Ph.D. - Division Chief and Professor of Surgery
Dr. ScaliSalvatore Scali, M.D. - Associate Professor of Surgery
Dr. ShahSamir K Shah, M.D., Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Surgery
zain shahid, mdZain Shahid, M.D. - Assistant Professor of Surgery
Dr. UpchurchGilbert (Gib) Upchurch Jr., M.D. - Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery

Genetic Counseling

Gustavo Maegawa MD PhDGustavo Maegawa, MD, PhD  - Associate Professor, Medical Geneticist
Jill HendricksonJill Hendrickson, MS, MSSW (CGC) - Genetic Counselor

Cardiovascular Anesthesiology