Kevin Biese, MD, MAT
Department of Emergency Medicine
170 Manning Drive Physician Office Building
Campus Box 7594
Chapel Hill NC 27599-7594
Undergraduate: Notre Dame
Medical School: UNC Chapel Hill
Residency: Harvard Emergency Medicine Program
Clinical/ Research/ Medically Related Areas
Medical Student and Resident Education; serve as Residency Director for Emergency Medicine; do research in emergency department care for geriatric patients
Kevin's background in his own words
I am very excited to be a UNC SOM advisor! Here is a little bit about my background. I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and went to Notre Dame for college. Upon graduating from the Dome, I joined a volunteer teaching program affiliated with AmeriCorps which sent me to Charlotte, NC to teach middle school for 2 years. I loved teaching and it was actually a difficult choice whether to attend medical school or continue teaching. However, I decided to give it a go and enrolled at UNC SOM and graduated in 2002. It took me 5 years to graduate from UNC because I did a year of research between my third and fourth years. While I started out medical school convinced I would become a Pediatric Oncologist, I ended up very intrigued by Emergency Medicine and so went on to do my residency in EM. I dragged my poor Texan wife (who went to undergrad at UNC and thought North Carolina was the chilly North) to Boston for four years of residency, and upon completing was thrilled to be offered an opportunity to return to Chapel Hill. I have been an attending here for 3 years and in addition to clinical work focus most of my energy on educational endeavors. I am the residency director for the EM Residency at UNC, and participate in the medical student courses that come through the ED. I also do research and education in enhancing the care of geriatric patients in the ED. My wife (who is getting her PhD in Spanish Literature) and I have a 2 year old son, Patrick, and an 8 month old little girl, Charlotte.
I am honored to be a part of the UNC SOM advising program. I found medical school challenging partially because I experienced a lack of consistent mentorship. While I knew there were tons of amazing potential mentors all around me, figuring out how to access them while a student was difficult for me. I am thrilled we have put together an advising program to help give y’all consistent, impartial guidance through the highs and lows (and incredible challenges) of medical education. I am happy to be reached at any time and happy to help all of you in way possible.