Sharona B. Ross, MD is an Advanced Foregut and HPB Surgeon with over 9 years of diverse experience in her field and specific expertise in advanced gastrointestinal/hepatobiliary, robotic and minimally invasive surgery. She currently works at Florida Hospital Tampa and she has additionally engaged in local, national and international public speaking and research. She earned her medical degree at George Washington University in 2001, followed by her internship and fellowship training at the University of South Florida. Dr. Ross maintains professional memberships with the American College of Surgeons, the America's Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the Florida Medical Association.
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Education and Training
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences MD 2001
The American University Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude 1995
American Board of Surgery
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication ameliorates symptoms of reflux, especially for patients with very abnormal DeMeester scores.
- CA 19-9 velocity predicts disease-free survival and overall survival after
- A single institution's experience with more than 500 laparoscopic Heller myotomies for achalasia.
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
- Prosthetic H-graft portacaval shunts vs transjugular intrahepatic portasystemic stent shunts: 18-year follow-up of a randomized trial.
- Readmissions after pancreaticoduodenectomy: efforts need to focus on patient expectations and nonhospital medical care.
- Targeting early deaths following pancreaticoduodenectomy to improve survival.
- A single institution's experience and journey with over 1000 laparoscopic
- A comprehensive process for disclosing and managing conflicts of interest on perceived bias at the SAGES annual meeting.
- A comprehensive process for identifying and managing conflicts of interest
- The Nonwhite Woman Surgeon: A Rare Species.
- Financial Benefits of a Hepatopancreaticobiliary Program.
- Available technologies and clinical applications of targeted chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer.
- Laparoendoscopic Single-Site (LESS) Nissen Fundoplication: How We Do It.
- Regional differences for pancreaticoduodenectomy in Florida: Location matters.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local, National and International Public Speaking -
- Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy, the Founder and Director Women in Surgery Career Symposium -
- Director of the Advanced GI and HPB Surgery Fellowship Digestive Health Institute -
- Professor of Surgery Nova Southeastern University - Present
- Director of Minimally Invasive Robotic GI Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy - Present
- Director of Mickle Center for Reflux and Esophageal Cancer - Present
- Director of Center for Advanced Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Cancer and Disorders - Present
- Director of Advanced GI and HPB Fellowship Program - Present
- Professor of Surgery University of Central Florida 2012 - Present
- Professor of Surgery Nova Southeastern University 2012 - Present
- Founder and Director of the Women in Surgery Initiative University of South Florida 2009 - 2012
- Patient Preferred Surgeon Year Patient Preferred Physicians and Surgeons
- Nina Starr Braunwald Award Year Association of Women Surgeons
- Patient Preferred Top Surgeon Award 2022
- Top Surgeon Award 2022
- Patient Preferred Top Surgeon Award 2021
- Patient Preferred Top Surgeon Award 2020
- Top Surgeon Award 2020
- AWS Foundation Nina Starr Braunwald Award 2018
- SLS Honorable Mention Scientific Paper- General Surgery 2013
- Designated Surgeon 2012 Republican National Convention
- Distinguished Service Award 2011 American Society of Abdominal Surgeons
- Gold Medal Forum Award 2012 Southeastern Surgical Congress
- Society of Robotic Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
- Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons
- American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
- Society of Laparo-endoscopic & Robotic Surgeons
- The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
- Association for Academic Surgery
- American Medical Association
- Association of Women Surgeons
- American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- University of South Florida GI Endoscopy and Natural Orifice Transluminal 2008
- University of South Florida HPB & Advanced GI Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery 2007
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Patient Experience with Dr. Ross
Get to know Advanced Gastrointestinal and HepatoPancreaticoBiliary Surgeon Dr. Sharona B. Ross, who serves patients throughout the State of Florida and surrounding States.
Holding the title of “Patient Preferred Surgeon” for 2020, Dr. Ross is a board-certified, advanced gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgeon specializing in robotic and single incision laparoscopic operations for disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, pancreas, gallbladder, and liver. She was one of the first surgeons in the United States to undertake Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS) surgery and continues to develop new techniques and instrumentation to improve its safety and application.
As a thought leader in American medicine, she continues to push the envelope in the advancement of minimally invasive surgery. She is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, the Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery and Surgical Endoscopy at AdventHealth Tampa, the Founder and Director of the AdventHealth Tampa Women in Surgery Career Symposium, as well as the Director of the Advanced GI and HPB Surgery Fellowship at the Digestive Health Institute at AdventHealth Tampa, which trains new surgeons to master minimally invasive single-site laparoscopic and robotic complex surgery.
Born and raised in the State of Israel, Dr. Ross moved to the United States after two years of military service in the Israel Defense Forces. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the American University in Washington, D.C. She then went on to earn her medical degree, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha, from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C.
While in school, she gave birth to four children. Based on her experience, she believes that women can accomplish anything they want. It is why she founded the Women in Surgery Career Symposium – a professional and academic event dedicated to encouraging women to pursue a medical career in Surgery. “I tell women who are considering becoming surgeons: Despite all the obstacles that I had with language and a new culture… it’s possible to succeed. When I started medical school, I had a 17-month-old son and a 2-month-old daughter, and my husband was in law school. Everyone said, ‘It can’t be done,’ but if you want it enough, you’ll make it happen. Believe in yourself.” she stated.
As for her training, Dr. Ross completed her residency in General Surgery within the Department of Surgery at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and was also awarded the prestigious Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery, HepatoPancreaticoBiliary (HPB) and Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Fellowship there. She then completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology within the Division of Digestive Disorders & Nutrition – Department of Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.
With nearly two decades of achievements in her field, Dr. Ross is board-certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery. In order to remain at the forefront of a challenging field, she maintains her professional society memberships with the American College of Surgeons (Fellow), the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, SouthEastern Surgical Congress, and the Florida Medical Association.
Sought after for her knowledge and expertise, Dr. Ross has been a moderator, presenter, and key-note speaker at over 100 events; over 110 peer-reviewed publications, over 30 news articles, over 100 oral presentations, and over 160 operative videos presentations. In addition, she is on the editorial board of several surgical journals, including the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research, the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, ISRN minimally invasive surgery, Surgical Endoscopy, the Journal of the Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons, and Annals of Surgery.
Awarded the 2018 Nina Starr Braunwald Award by the Association of Women Surgeons, Dr. Ross believes that she enjoys a successful career today due to having support from her family, being focused, having great mentors, and being goal-oriented. She dedicates her very little spare time to horseback riding, Harley riding, Skeet shooting, and playing golf.
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