Benjamin E. Haithcock, M.D.


Haithcock newAssociate Professor
of Surgery and Anesthesiology;
Surgical Director,
UNC Lung Transplant Program;
Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
3040 Burnett-Womack Building, CB #7065
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7065

Appointments: (919) 966-3383
Office: (919) 966-3383
Fax: (919) 966-3475

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Clinical Interests

Thoracic oncology including cancer of lung and esophagus, heart and lung transplantation, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung and esophageal surgery, cardiac surgery including ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation.

Research Interests

Lung cancer (CALGB trial of lobectomy versus sublobar resection for small (<2cm) peripheral non-small cell lung cancer); use of lungs from non-heart-beating donors for transplantation. Co-investigator on NIH clinical trial grant, "More and Better Lungs: Ex-Vivo Perfusion of Lungs from Non-Heart-Beating Donors" (NHLBI grant 1 UM1 HL113115-01A1; Thomas Egan, principal investigator).

Education and Training

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004-2007
  • Surgical Research Fellowship, Cardiovascular Lab, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 2001-2002
  • General Surgery Residency, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, 1998-2004
  • M.D., Michigan State University, 1998
  • Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program, University of Michigan, 1993-1994
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Michigan, 1993


Dr. Haithcock's CV (.pdf)

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