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Janice Taylor - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Janice Taylor

Director | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Dr. Janice Taylor focuses on intestinal rehabilitation, neonatal surgery, and minimally invasive surgery.


Dr. Janice Taylor focuses on all aspects of pediatric surgery, with special interests in intestinal rehabilitation, neonatal surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. She is the surgical director of the UF Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation Program, the program director for the pediatric surgery fellowship, and the associate program director for the general surgery residency. Her non-clinical research focus is surgical education.

Areas of Expertise (9)

Oncology Surgery



Abdominal Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

General Surgery

Thoracic Surgery


Neonatal Surgery

Articles (3)

Does measuring matter? Abdominal girth changes and the need to operate in necrotizing enterocolitis

Journal of Pediatric Surgery Open

Caroline M. Lamoutte, et. al


Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a disease of prematurity resulting in surgery for approximately 30% of patients. Trends in abdominal distention can assist decision-making. There is no defined abdominal girth change that predicts need for surgery. The aim of this study was to determine any relationship between girth change and surgery for NEC.

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Does Preterm Status Hinder the Timely Diagnosis of Intestinal Atresia?


Youness Tolaymat, et. al


Intestinal atresia is one of the most common causes of bowel obstruction in newborns. Unfortunately, this diagnosis is often missed or delayed in extremely preterm infants because of complications of prematurity including feeding intolerance and necrotizing enterocolitis. Here we report 2 cases of jejunoileal atresia in extremely preterm infants who were diagnosed beyond 30 days of age. Case 1 had jejunoileal atresia type IIIa, whereas case 2 had type IV jejunoileal atresia complicated by short bowel syndrome.

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Medical Student Career Choice: Who Is the Influencer?

Journal of Surgical Research

Kevin A. Hao, et. al


While many factors influence medical student career choice, interactions with attending and resident physicians during clinical rotations are particularly important. To evaluate the influence of attending and resident physicians on medical students' career choices, particularly for those pursuing surgical careers, we quantified their respective influence in the context of other known influences. Rising fourth-year medical students and new graduates were given an IRB-exempt, 14-item online survey.

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