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PGY5 – Research Track, Class of 2024

Pronouns: He/him/his
Hometown: Stratford, CT
Undergraduate Degree: Liberty University
MD: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Hobbies: Enjoying time with my wife, two children, and our dog, exploring North Carolina and food in the triangle, beach trips 

Why Otolaryngology?

Although considered a surgical subspecialty, otolaryngology is an extremely diverse field. It’s incredibly rewarding to provide impactful care that ranges from medical and surgical management aimed at improving the quality of an individual’s life to life-saving interventions. My favorite part of this job is in developing meaningful relationships with patients and families (with a population ranging from newborns to the elderly).

Why UNC?

Joining UNC is joining a family. The program offers significant breadth and depth of training in surgical and non-surgical management at a high-volume center with complex pathology. There are many research opportunities available and I feel fortunate to work with mentors that have truly invested in my development as an aspiring surgeon-scientist. I think the triangle offers something for everyone at different stages in life but has been an amazing place to call home and raise a family.

Recent Publications:

For a list of recent publications, please visit Dr. Michael Canfarotta’s PubMed listing.