‘Getting the best care possible’

Grateful patient Charles Nail and his wife, Elise, establish a professorship in honor of Thomas Read, MD

By: Lauren Irizarry
Charles and Elise Nail with their dog, Bear on the beach. Charles and Elise Nail, pictured here with their dog, Bear, made gifts to UF Health to support a research coordinator in gastrointestinal surgery and to fund fellowship training in vascular surgery. Photo by Jessica Unke Johnson
“When you talk to Dr. Read’s students, and to anyone who works alongside him, his compassion is evident. He’s not just teaching them how to be doctors, he’s teaching them how to live.”
— Charles Nail
Charles and Elise Nail dressed in red velvet suits as Santa and Mrs. Claus. Every Christmas, they joyfully play Santa and Mrs. Claus and bring holiday cheer to the homes of families in need. Photo courtesy of Charles and Elise Nail