Gerald Sloan, 4th Chief of Plastic Surgery at UNC from 1996-2002, passes away
picture of Gerry Sloan, Erle Peacock, and Scott Hultman (2004)
With great sadness, I need to inform you that Gerry Sloan, the 4th Chief of Plastic Surgery at UNC, died peacefully, in late May, after a long illness.
Gerry recruited myself, Lynn Damitz, Wolf Losken, Damon Anagnos, and Mike Zenn to UNC, and he brought our division into the modern age of plastic surgery, developing the programs in craniofacial surgery and microsurgery that we have today. Gerry was an incredibly kind person, a leader who supported everyone else before he thought about himself. Rarely does one encounter an individual with such humility combined with ability and fortitude. He was a role model for integrity and professionalism.
One of Gerry's unique gifts to the world was that he made people smile, using his quick wit to entice a laugh, or with a scalpel to reconstruct the cleft lip of a baby. We will all miss him so very much.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, May 27th, at 1 pm, at Amity United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill.
Gerry's obituary in the Raleigh (NC) News and Observer may be viewed here.
Peace and grace,
C. Scott Hultman, MD, MBA, FACS
Ethel and James Valone Distinguished Professor of Surgery Chief
Program Director, UNC Plastic Surgery
We are pleased that you have chosen to explore what we have to offer: aesthetic and reconstructive services that are provided by fellowship-trained, board-certified plastic surgeons, in a safe and secure environment. Whether you desire minimally invasive facial rejuvenation or perforator flap breast reconstruction, we are committed to providing the highest quality experience, focusing on the unique needs of the plastic surgery patient.
Over the past several years, we have built a program of exceptional strength and diversity, increased our clinical volume three-fold, expanded our residency program from two to three years, and created a craniofacial fellowship. Our five full-time faculty offer the full spectrum of plastic surgery services: aesthetic surgery, non-invasive cosmetic services, burn reconstruction, pediatric plastic surgery, craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, body contouring, breast reconstruction, and microsurgery.
The following concepts guide every decision that we make about our practice and patients:
“Leading through innovation, serving with compassion”
Our Vision: To be the nation’s premier program in plastic surgery
Our Values: Excellence, Leadership, Integrity, Community, Commitment, Teamwork
Our Mission: Our mission is to improve the health of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by achieving excellence and providing leadership in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. In all of these missions, we are committed to meeting the needs of our present community—local, state, national, and global—without compromising the needs of the future.