UF Health Surgeon Tomasz Kozlowski, M.D. Named Primary Kidney Transplant Surgeon for Halifax Health

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (August 9, 2019) – Tomasz Kozlowski, M.D., a University of Florida Health board-certified surgeon, has been named the primary kidney transplant surgeon for the Halifax Health - Center for Transplant Services, an affiliate of UF Health.

Board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Kozlowski’s clinical interests include kidney, liver and pancreas transplantation services – especially those in highly sensitized patients with ABO incompatible donors.

Prior to joining University of Florida Health, he served as the director of the kidney and pancreas transplant program at the University of North Carolina.  He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the International Surgical Society and the American College of Surgeons.  He also currently serves on the United Network for Organ Sharing Regional Committee.

Dr. Kozlowski is a professor in the division of transplant surgery for the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville.  A graduate of the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland, he completed his general and vascular surgery training at Stony Brook University in New York.  He committed several years to transplant immunology research during his postdoctoral fellowships at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.  Following his research, he completed a clinical transplant fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. 

Dr. Kozlowski has been listed multiple times in the prestigious Best Doctors in America® database.  In addition, he has received the Ludwig Rydygier Award from the Centenary Congress of Polish Society of Surgeons for his achievements in organ transplantation.  He is also the recipient of the 1995 American Society of Transplant Physicians Sandoz/Novartis sponsored research grant.

In addition to Dr. Kozlowski, two Gainesville-based surgeons from the UF Division of Transplantation Surgery are available to perform surgeries as needed at Halifax Health.  They include:

  • Kenneth Andreoni, M.D., an associate professor and chief of the Division of Transplantation Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Mark W. Johnson, M.D., FACS, a professor of surgery in UF College of Medicine’s Division of Transplantation Surgery and surgical director for UF Health’s liver transplant program

Sajid Latif, M.D., a transplant nephrologist, serves as the medical director for the Halifax Health - Center for Transplant Services.  A longstanding member of the Volusia County Medical Society, Dr. Latif is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology and has more than 11 years of experience practicing nephrology and the care and treatment of pre- and post-transplant patients. 

For more information on the services and programs offered by the Halifax Health - Center for Transplant Services, call 386.425.4650 or visit halifaxhealth.org/transplant

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, 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, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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