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Welcome to Gainesville!

UF Health Shands Hospital, an academic medical center affiliated with the University of Florida College of Medicine, cares for patients from around the world. Physicians practicing at UF Health Shands Hospital are UF College of Medicine faculty.

Gainesville is located in north-central portion of Florida. Yearly temperatures average a moderate 71 degrees with summer highs in the 90s and winter lows in the 40s. Gainesville offers a variety of fun events and is within driving distance from several amusement parks, lakes, and fresh water springs.

Initial consultations with the UF Health Breast Center are held at the Shands Surgical Associates clinic, located on the first floor of UF Health Shands Hospital.