Erin Vanzant MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville

I am an assistant professor and associate trauma medical director in the University of Florida Division of Acute Care Surgery. I also am part of the abdominal wall reconstruction, fistula and hernia service team. I specialize in critical care surgery and my areas of interest, include gastrointestinal fistula, hernias, traumatic injury, nutrition in surgical patients, short bowel syndrome and the critically ill and ventral hernia repair. I earned my medical degree from the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio and completed my general surgery residency at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where I was recognized as the Distinguished Resident Dedicated to Teaching. Subsequently, I completed fellowships in surgical critical care and acute care surgery and most recently completed the Nestle nutrition fellowship in 2022. Additionally, I have delivered multiple presentations, on the care of intensive care patients, nutritional management of patients with enterocutaenous fistulas and the critically ill, as well as, management and optimization of the surgical patient.