LINC@UNC - Fellowship in Laparoscopy and Advanced GI Surgery

This is a one year program with the following benefits:

  • Instructor of Surgery appointment
  • Extensive operative experience
  • Opportunities for research
  • Opportunities for presentation at scientific meetings
  • Salary Clinical Instructor level

Mission Statement

To provide a structured environment for self-directed research and mentoring for advanced technical training related to surgical management of gastrointestinal disease.

The Division of GI Surgery

The division is comprised of a clinically active faculty who perform approximately 1200 cases/year, with special interests in management of esophageal disease, morbid obesity, hernia, pancreaticobiliary diseases, colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.  All faculty members are skilled in laparoscopic techniques.


The Laparoscopic Institute of North Carolina was founded in 1999 with the support of corporate partners.  LINC@UNC includes a state-of-the-art laparoscopic skills laboratory, which is equipped with a variety of training devices, surgical simulators and multimedia teaching aids.  LINC@UNC fellows participate in a variety of on-site didactic and skills courses, as well as a number remote conferences and courses.  In addition, fellows participate in multidisciplinary CME seminars on a variety of GI topics.  The center is also committed to supporting research endeavors by sponsored fellows.


UNC Hospitals is comprised of the North Carolina Memorial Hospital, the North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital, the North Carolina Children's Hospital, the North Carolina Women's Hospital, the North Carolina Cancer Hospital, the Ambulatory Care Center, and the Family Medicine Center.  Located in the heart of Chapel Hill, on the south end of the UNC campus, UNC Hospitals comprise a public, academic medical center operated by and for the people of North Carolina.  The Hospitals' mission is to provide high quality patient care, to educate health care professionals, to advance research, and to provide community service.

Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Chapel Hill and Carrboro are nestled in the rolling, wooded hills of North Carolina.  The cities are situated ideally in the state, three hours from the coast and three hours from the mountains, allowing residents to enjoy a variety of recreational activities.