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  • Featured Staff Member: Alejandro Fernandez

    Alejandro Fernandez is a business manager with the McAllister Heart Institute. Originally from Honduras, he has lived in the U.S. for nearly 10 years. Aside from working on a great team Alejandro enjoys being a dad and playing pickleball! Interestingly, he nor his son have a middle name. 

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    Dr. Gehi Puts AI Intelligence System to the Test

    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 seen, including the … Continued

  • Faculty Receive Recognition from IM Residents

    Providing excellent medical education is one of the Department’s core missions. It is through the guidance of our dedicated faulty we are able to prepare residents for diverse career paths. The following individuals received high marks on resident evaluations. Division of Hospital Medicine   Division of General Medicine and Epidemiology Division of Geriatric Medicine   … Continued

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

    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, MHS, Director of the Heart Failure and Transplant Program at UNC Hospitals and the team … Continued

  • UNC Cardiologists Use CardioMEMS to Improve the Lives of Patients Living with Heart Failure

    A FDA approved cardiac monitoring device may be able to drastically improve the life of a patient living with heart failure. The CardioMEMS Heart Failure (HF) system, a paperclip sized device, collects a patient’s pulmonary artery pressure (the flow of deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs which reflects fluid levels) remotely and sends this real-time data to their provi … Continued

  • Jensen Lab Receives NHLBI Funding Renewal

    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 al … Continued

  • Getting to the Heart of Chemotherapeutic Cardiotoxicity

    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 patie … Continued

  • 2023 Fellows Match to the Department of Medicine

    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 th … Continued

  • Featured Physician: Adam Moskowitz

    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. 

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    Featured Physician: Casey Gazda, MD

    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 requir … Continued

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

    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 t … Continued

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    Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

    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 them in the top quartile natio … Continued