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Dr. Rick Stouffer and Dr. Matt Cavender Co-Directing 22nd Annual UNC North Carolina Cardiovascular Update

May 18, 2023

This annual favorite live in-person CME event is an educational opportunity targeting cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internists, family practice and primary care physicians, emergency physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health professionals involved in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Cases will be reviewed and optimal treatment plans for various cardiovascular diseases will be provided. … Continued

Structural Heart Team Implants First Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement Device

April 14, 2023

For the first time at the University of North Carolina, cardiologists were able to implant a percutaneous transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement device to treat severe tricuspid valve regurgitation. One of only around 50 sites in the U.S. participating in the TRISCEND II clinical trial, experts at UNC believe this therapy is going to dramatically change … Continued

Dr. Gehi Puts AI Intelligence System to the Test

March 17, 2023

GPT-4, the new version of the ChatGPT artificial intelligence system, is making waves for it’s ability to describe images, summarize text and even give medical advice. Dr. Anil Gehi, Sewell Family-McAllister Distinguished Professor in the Division of Cardiology, put the technology to the test. Dr. Gehi described the medical history of a patient he had recently … Continued

‘A Whole New Life,’ Sonya Marshmon Receives A New Heart

March 9, 2023

Sonya Marshmon’s journey with heart failure started in 1997 when her son, Cameron, was just 3 months old. In late 2021, it became clear she would need a heart transplant. As Sonya got sicker, she fought hard to continue to see her son grow up. In just a matter of weeks, Dr. Patricia Chang, MD, … Continued

Jensen Lab Receives NHLBI Funding Renewal

February 14, 2023

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute renewed the Jensen Lab’s R01 funding for 5-years at $2.48 million for its project, “Metabolic mechanisms of cardioprotection through alpha-1A adrenergic receptor activation.” The grant will support ongoing investigation of the adaptive effects of alpha-1A adrenergic receptors on mitochondrial function in the heart. The proposed work also will seek … Continued

Getting to the Heart of Chemotherapeutic Cardiotoxicity

January 9, 2023

Brian C. Jensen, associate professor of medicine and pharmacology in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Cardiology, speaks about his research on kinase inhibitor cardiotoxicity. On any given Tuesday, you will find Brian C. Jensen, MD, cardiologist and physician-scientist, tending to patients in his cardio-oncology clinic. His schedule is packed to the brim with cancer … Continued

2023 Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

December 16, 2022

The Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new Tar Heel trainees! The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) released results for the 2022 Medicine and Pediatric Specialties Match on November 30. This is the first year the organization’s largest Fellowship Match included subspecialties in internal medicine, pediatrics, addiction and multidisciplinary specialties. More than 7,000 applicants matched … Continued

Featured Physician: Adam Moskowitz

November 28, 2022

If Adam Moskowitz, MD, was not a cardiologist his back up plan was to become a rockstar. As a native of North Carolina he strongly aligns with UNC’s mission to serve the people of the state. When not at work, you can find Dr. Moskowitz at the beach with his two kids and wife. 

Featured Physician: Casey Gazda, MD

October 21, 2022

Casey Gazda, MD is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology. She is a non-invasive cardiologist, who specializes in advanced cardiac imaging, including cardiac CT and structural/interventional echocardiography. She is the only person in her family to have gone to college, so she is proud to have carried herself through all the education and training required to finally become an academic cardiologist. Becoming a mother to her beautiful son is the best thing that she’s ever done.

Drs. Stouffer and Cavender Co-Directing 21st Annual North Carolina Cardiovascular Update, Register Here

September 20, 2022

The live in-person event is an educational opportunity for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, internists, and other health professionals involved in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Cases will be reviewed and optimal treatment plans for various cardiovascular diseases will be provided. Drug therapies and new technologies will also be discussed. Dr. Rick Stouffer, chief of the Division … Continued

Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

May 18, 2022

Every year, UNC Hospitals conducts the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to obtain input from patients. Patients are asked if they would refer their provider’s practice to friends and family in the survey. Over the last year, 154 providers within UNC Hospitals received the highest recommendation from more than 89 percent of their patients, putting … Continued