Preston B. Rich, MD, MBA, FACS


Division of General and Acute Care Surgery
UNC Department of Surgery
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7228
Phone: 919-966-4389
Fax: 919-966-0369

Professor of Surgery
The University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Regional Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Surgeon, IMSuRT-South
Incident Response Coordination Team (IRCT)
National Disaster Medical System
US Department of Health and Human Services,
Washington, DC

Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency General Surgery, Pre-Hospital Medicine, Complex GI Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopy, Surgical Infections, Colon and Intestinal Surgery, Gastric Surgery, Hernia Repair, Gallbladder Surgery, Disaster and Operational Medicine, Health Care Economics, Corporate and Managerial Finance, ECMO/ECLS, Emergency Management, Hospital and Community Preparedness

Development of hemostatic agents
Membrane oxygenation and liquid ventilation
Biomolecular mechanisisms of mechanotransduction


  • MBA with Honors, Concentration in Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, 2009-2010
  • Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care: University of Michigan, 1996-1997
  • Research Fellowship, ECMO: University of Michigan, 1996-1998 
  • Fellowship, Neonatal, Pediatric and Adult ECLS: University of Michigan, 1996-1998
  • Internship, General Surgery: University of Michigan Hospitals, 1993-2000
  • Residency, General Surgery: University of Michigan, 1993-2000
  • MD: Medical College of Virginia, 1989-1993

General Surgery - Board Certified (2001); Re-certified (2011)
Surgical Critical Care - Board Certified (2001); Re-certified (2011)

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