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  • Buse, Smith Recognized in Global Highly Cited Researchers 2023 List

    John Buse, MD, PhD, and Sidney Smith Jr., MD, along with 18 UNC School of Medicine and 21 other UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have been named in Clarivate’s 2023 list of Highly Cited Researchers™. These scientific pioneers from around the world are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index. … Read more

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program Accredited as Comprehensive Care Center

    The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) has awarded the UNC Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Program the status of an Accredited Comprehensive Care Center. As an accredited center, UNC will be able to better serve the congenital heart disease community. Due to the advancement of pediatric cardiac surgeries and invasive procedures, patients born with congenital heart di … Read more

  • Featured Advanced Practice Provider: Julie Lewis

    Julie Lewis, ANP, cares for general cardiology patients. She is a North Carolina native, UNC School of Nursing graduate and a Swiftie. Julie enjoys baking, cooking and exercises daily. She is also a pizza lover! 

  • August- Grants and Funding

    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: August 1 – August 31, 2023

    Division of Hematology Brandi Reeves, MD, received a 5-year, NHLBI K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award for the research project, “Evaluating the Role of Hypoxia Inducible Factor in Myeloproliferative-Associated Thrombosis.” Daniel Richardson, MD, received a $150K grant for developing a patient-reported measure to identify treatment priorities of patients with advanc … Read more

  • Drs. Weickert, Shifali, Elected to the Medical Staff Executive Committee

    Congratulations to the newly elected at-large members of the Medical Staff Executive Committee. The new members from the Department of Medicine, who will serve a 2-year term, include: Thelsa Weickert, MD Shifali Arora, MD Also, a huge thanks to our departing members whose terms have expired – Cody Deen, MD, and Jennifer Mentee. The MSEC consists of the officers of the Medical Sta … Read more

  • Dr. Zhou Publishes ECG Education Case in Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography

    Ruihai Zhou, MD, MSc, FACC, RPVI, an assistant professor of medicine published an electrocardiogram education case in Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography.

  • UNC Hypertension Clinic Receives Comprehensive Hypertension Center Accreditation

    The University of North Carolina’s Hypertension Clinic has been reaccredited as a Comprehensive Hypertension Center by the American Heart Association (AHA). The certification recognizes the practice’s commitment to following proven, research-based treatment guidelines to care for people with routine as well as complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension. The clinic, located in Eas … Read more

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    Dr. Sid Smith Ranked Alongside Top Medicine Researchers

    Sidney C. Smith, MD, FAHA, FESC, FACP, MACC, professor of medicine, has been ranked #194 for Best Medicine Scientists in the world and #126 in the US by is a leading academic platform for researchers. The ranking is based on D-index (Discipline H-index) metric, which includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. The ranking includes … Read more

  • Lisa Rose-Jones, MD

    Dr. Rose-Jones Selected to Represent Cardiology on the Association of Specialty Professors Council

    Lisa Rose-Jones, MD, has been selected by the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) to represent cardiology on the Association of Specialty Professor Council (ASP). ASP is an organization focused on providing training and educational opportunities for internal medicine division chiefs and fellowship program directors. Their goals are to benefit and aid the education, res … Read more

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

    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 plan … Read more

  • Featured Advanced Practice Professional: Sarah Waters

    Sarah Waters, RN, MSN, ANP, has been a nurse practitioner in the Division of Cardiology for 13 years. She has helped develop a remote heart failure monitor program and enjoys connecting with patients. Outside of work, Sarah can be found on her farm with her two horses or playing/watching hockey! 

  • Structural Heart Team Implants First Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement Device

    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 treatment options for p … Read more