Dr. David W Kays MD Surgeon

Dr. David Kays is a surgeon in Gainesville, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center and UF Health Shands Hospital. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for 29 years. Dr. Kays accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 5 doctors at Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center and one of 33 at UF Health Shands Hospital who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: Pediatric, Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Education & Medical Training

University of Rochester
Residency, General Surgery, 1985–1990

Presbyterian Hospital New York - Babies H
Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery, 1990–1992

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Class of 1985

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 23 years in Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified 21 years in Surgical Critical Care

American Board of Surgery
Certified 20 years in Pediatric Surgery

FL State Medical License
Active through 2016

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Extracorporeal life support in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: how long should we treat?
Kays, D. W.,Islam, S.,Richards, D. S.,Larson, S. D.,Perkins, J. M.,Talbert, J. L.

Management of electrical and chemical burns in children.
Alemayehu, H.,Tarkowski, A.,Dehmer, J. J.,Kays, D. W.,St Peter, S. D.,Islam, S.

Long-term Maturation of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Treatment Results: Toward Development of a Severity-Specific Treatment Algorithm.
Kays, D. W.,Islam, S.,Larson, S. D.,Perkins, J.,Talbert, J. L.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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