Dr. Gilbert R. Upchurch elected to National Academy of Medicine

Published: October 20th, 2021

Category: Memos

David R. Nelson, M.D. 

Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, UF 

President, UF Health 

Colleen Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.

Folke H. Peterson Dean’s Distinguished Professor Dean, UF College of Medicine

Dear Colleagues: 

We are excited to share news that Dr. Gilbert R. Upchurch, chair of the department of surgery in the UF College of Medicine, was elected Monday, Oct. 18, to the National Academy of Medicine. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors in the field of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. 

Dr. Upchurch’s election to the NAM by its membership reflects his seminal work on the understanding of vascular disease and his contributions to the advancement of all aspects of vascular and surgical care. This significant career achievement reflects the expertise of our talented faculty at UF Health and their commitment to accelerating discovery and advancing medicine, health care and public health.   NAM works alongside the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge and increase public understanding of STEM. With their election, NAM members make a commitment to volunteer their service in National Academies activities.

As a top 5 public university, we’re proud of our distinguished faculty and all who keep making UF a destination for students, patients, researchers and faculty alike. We are simply delighted when one of our own receives such a well-deserved distinction. You can read more about Dr. Upchurch at https://ufhealth.org/news/2021/chair-surgery-uf-college-medicine-named-national-academy-medicine

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