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Treats Adults and Children

Brian K Yorkgitis, DO, FACS

Surgical Critical Care Physician

Surgical Critical Care Physician

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My bio

Brian Yorkgitis, D.O., is a University of Florida Associate Professor of Surgery and a board-certified acute care surgeon and ECMO physician at UF Health in Jacksonville. He also serves as Associate Chair for Community Outreach for the Department of Surgery; Associate Director of UF Health TraumaOne Flight Services; Medical Director of Pediatric Trauma and the PICU at UF Health Jacksonville; and Associate Medical Director of the Adult Trauma. Dr. Yorkgitis received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his surgery residency in surgery at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, as well as a fellowship in surgical critical care at Harvard/Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Yorkgitis is the tactical physician for Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Board certifications

  • Certified Physician Assistant

    National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

  • General Surgery

    American Board of Surgery

  • Surgical Critical Care

    American Board of Surgery


  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2015

  • Surgery Residency

    Temple University Hospital, 2014

  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2009

  • B.S., Physician Assistant Studies

    Gannon University, 1998

My areas of focus






  • Associate Professor

    University of Florida, 2021 - Current

  • Associate Chair, Community Outreach

    Department of Surgery, 2021 - Current

  • Associate Director, Flight Operations

    UF Health TraumaOne, 2020 - Current

  • Medical Director

    Pediatric Trauma and PICU, 2021 - Current

  • Associate Medical Director

    Trauma Program, 2023 - Current


  • 40 Under 40

    Jacksonville Business Journal, 2019

  • Future Trauma Leader

    American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, 2018-2021