He is a cardiac surgeon and researcher and came to UNC from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.
Howell Graham, who received a lung transplant at UNC Hospitals, is now the longest-surviving lung transplant patient in the United States. He talks about his transplant, the first for a cystic fibrosis patient at UNC, and his appreciation for the better life he received with his new lungs. Thomas M. Egan, M.D., M.Sc., was Graham's transplant surgeon.
Synthetic stem cells could offer therapeutic benefits, reduced risks.
John S. Ikonomidis, M.D, Ph.D., will become the new chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UNC on March 1