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  • 97 Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers Receive 2023 Award for Carolina Care Excellence

    Each year, UNC Hospitals administers the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to solicit feedback from patients. The survey asks our patients about their likelihood of recommending their provider’s practice to their friends and family. This year, 202 UNC physicians and advanced practice providers received the highest recommendations, which places them in the top quartile nationall … Read more

  • 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. 

  • Anil-Gehi, MD

    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 … Read more

  • 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   … Read more

  • ‘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 … Read more

  • February- Grants and Funding

    Department of Medicine Grants & Funding: February 1 – February 28, 2023

    Division of Hematology Shakira Grant, MBBS, received a one-year, $11.5K grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE). Callie Berkowitz, MD, was awarded a grant from Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders. Alice Ma, MD, FACP, and Nigel Key, MB, ChB, FRCP, will serve a … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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 … Read more

  • 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. 

  • Casey Adams, MD

    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 … Read more