Cardiothoracic Division

The University of North Carolina performs approximately 1694 cardiac and thoracic surgeries each year.  These cases usually require anesthesiologists who have additional training in this field.  The members of the cardiothoracic team are dedicated to quality patient care, which includes not only supportive training of medical students and residents, but also continuing to further their own education as new advances in the field arise.  Many of our residents have gone on to do a cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship as a result of the excitement and encouragement they received from this team.

 

 

 

The members of the cardiothoracic anesthesia team include:

Kyle Small


    Dr. Robert Kyle DO,  Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Section Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology: Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME (1997) Residency: Anesthesiology, Baystate Medical Center (Tufts Western Campus), Springfield, MA (2001) Fellowship: Cardiac Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard University), Boston MA 2002) Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Certified: 2002, recertified in 2012

    Barrick Small


    Dr. Brian Barrick, DDS, MD
    , Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Director of Thoracic Anesthesiology:
    Dental School: University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill (1998) Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN (2001) General Surgery Internship: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN (2001-2002) Residency: Anesthesiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2002-2005) Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Certified: 2006

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    Susan M. Martinelli, MD, Assistant Professor, Associate Residency Director: Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI (2003) Residency: Anesthesiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2007) Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Duke University, Durham, NC (2008) Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Certified: 2008



    Kumar Small

    Priya Kumar, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Director of Intraoperative TEE Service: Medical School: University of Delhi, India (1994) Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR (2000) Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH (2009) Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Certified: 2009 (Dr. Kumar is currently leading UNC’s arm of the POISE 2 Study, an international clinical trial evaluating the effect of several perioperative medications on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality after surgery.)

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    Lavinia Kolarczyk, MD
    , Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Resident Cardiac Curriculum Director: Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA (2006) Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA (2010) Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA (2011) Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Certified: 2011


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    Bryant Murphy, MD, MBA, Department Director of Off-Site Anesthesiology: Medical School: Wake Forest University - Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (1997) Residency: Wake Forest University- Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (1997-2001) Fellowship: Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology, Wake Forest University- Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (2002) MBA: George Washington University, Washington, DC (2012) Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Certified: 2002

    Additional Team Members:

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    Luke Lucas, DDS, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Emeritus Section Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology: Dental School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1973) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1978) Medical School: University of Florida, Gainesville (1983) Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1986) Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Certified:



    Arora Small

    Harendra Arora, MBBS, Professor of Anesthesiology, Residency Program Director: Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India (1989) Residency: General Surgery, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India (1994) Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR (2000) Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR (2001) Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography Testamur: 2001