Vascular Surgeon Joins UF Health Heart and Vascular Surgery Program at Halifax Health

Vascular surgeon Ryan Messiner, D.O. has joined the University of Florida Heart and Vascular Surgery program at Halifax Health.   

Dr. Messiner is an assistant professor in the division of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy at the University of Florida College of Medicine.  He earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine and completed a one-year osteopathic internship and a surgical residency at the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville, as well as a vascular surgery fellowship at Penn State College of Medicine. 

Prior to joining UF, Dr. Messiner was the director of vascular surgical services at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial.  He also previously served as an assistant professor of vascular and endovascular surgery at the University of Oklahoma – Tulsa School of Community Medicine.

Dr. Messiner specializes in treatments for abdominal aortic and peripheral aneurysms, including percutaneous endovascular aortic repair, popliteal stenting and open surgical repair; treatments for peripheral arterial disease including atherectomy, balloon angioplasty, stenting and open surgical repair; carotid artery disease, vascular access and varicose vein disease treatments through laser, radiofrequency ablation and sclerotherapy.

For more information on UF Health Heart and Vascular Surgery at Halifax Health, call 386.226.2662 or visit  

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Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves East Central Florida, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, two community clinics, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services and OB Emergency Department.  For more information, visit