Published: Aug 24, 2011 2:57 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The liver and pancreas transplant programs at Shands at the University of Florida have been temporarily shut down after three of four top surgeons have left for new jobs.
    
Hospital officials told the Gainesville Sun that the hospital is recruiting new physicians and will continue post-transplant care of current patients.
    
Shands Healthcare CEO Tim Goldfarb says he has interviewed three doctors in the last 10 days. He told the Sun he was making an offer to one candidate Tuesday evening.
    
Two of the four surgeons have already left the program, with one accepting a position in St. Paul, Minn., and the other taking a job at Emory University in Atlanta. A third surgeon will leave the program Sept. 9 for a job in New York City.
  

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