Preston B. "Chip" Rich, MD, FACS

                  

Chief, Trauma Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

EDUCATION

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, 1993-200
Residency
General Surgery
University of Michigan, 1993-2000
MDMedical College of Virginia, 1989-1993
UndergraduateUniversity of Richmond, 1985-1989


Dr. Preston “Chip” Rich has current academic appointments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as Associate Professor of Surgery with tenure for the Department of Surgery and Adjunct Associate Professor – Department of Anesthesiology. He currently serves as the Division Chief of Trauma and Critical Care Services. His specialties include trauma, critical care and acute care surgery. Dr. Rich’s research includes development of hemostatic agents, membrane oxygenation and liquid ventilation, and Biomolecular mechanisisms of mechanotransduction. Dr. Rich is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Dr. Rich is currently a certified Level II Firefighter, HAZMAT Operations Tech and Structural Collapse Rescue Technician for NC Task Force 8. He also has experience as a physician for fixed and rotary wing Physician Flight Crew for Midwest Medflight Aeromedical Transport.