DAYTONA BEACH – Dr. William F. Kendall Jr., a University of Florida Health board-certified surgeon, has been named the primary transplant surgeon for the Halifax Health-Center for Transplant Services, an affiliate of UF Health.

Kendall is an assistant professor of surgery in the division of transplantation surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. In 1995, he earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing and completed a general surgery internship at the Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies in 1996.

His strong interest in surgical research led him to pursue a general surgery research fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. In 2001, he completed the fellowship which included a special emphasis on pancreatic islet transplantation, immunoisolation and xenotransplantation. He continued his surgical training at Duke University until he transferred to the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, where he completed his general surgery residency training in 2007. He then completed an abdominal solid organ transplant fellowship in 2010 at the Lifelink HealthCare Institute/Tampa General Hospital.

His clinical interests include: adult kidney transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, and kidney living donor nephrectomy.

Prior to joining UF, Kendall served as an assistant clinical professor in transplant/general surgery at Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgical Specialists in Largo. Board certified in general surgery, he is a member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

In addition to Kendall, three Gainesville-based surgeons from the UF Division of Transplantation Surgery will be available to perform surgeries as needed at Halifax Health. They include:

• Dr. Kenneth Andreoni, an associate professor and chief of the Division of Transplantation Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine

• Dr. Mark W. Johnson, a professor of surgery in UF College of Medicine’s Division of Transplantation Surgery and surgical director for UF Health’s liver transplant program

• Dr. Elizabeth Thomas, an assistant professor of surgery in UF College of Medicine’s Division of Transplantation Surgery.

For information on the services and programs offered by the Halifax Health-Center for Transplant Services, call 386-425-4650 or visit halifaxhealth.org/transplant.