A friendship close to the heart

UF Health cardiac surgeon performs a rare, yet successful, triple-bypass surgery on a patient.

By: Bonnie Steiner
alt John “Jack” Pirris, MD, is a cardiac surgeon and chief of the division of cardiothoracic surgery.

From screening to surgery

alt Pirris (front row, far right) and Webster (front row, second from left) coached for their sons’ football team — the Mighty Mites — in 2008.

A rare procedure to a quick recovery

alt Webster’s wife, Tina, and sons, Rob and Mathews, are glad to spend time together after Buddy’s successful surgery.

Know your history