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Cardiologists Performs First Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement in North Carolina

April 8, 2024

John P. Vavalle, MD, MHS, FACC, and Matthew A. Cavender, MD, MPH, FACC, interventional cardiologists and their collaborative team in the Structural Heart Disease Program at UNC, have performed their first transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement in the clinical setting, a revolutionary treatment for patients living with a common type of heart valve disease. For the … Read more

95 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers Awarded 2024 Carolina Care Excellence

April 4, 2024

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, 205 UNC physicians and advanced practice providers received the highest recommendations, which places them in the top quartile nationally. … Read more

Faculty and Staff in the News Throughout March

March 31, 2024

Andrew Moon, MD, MPH, published “Biochemical Safety of SBRT to Multiple Intrahepatic Lesions for Hepatocellular Carcinoma.” Sasha Deutsch-Link, MD, was featured in a New York Times article about alcohol-related liver disease. The Lancet published a tribute for Adaora “Ada” Alise Adimora.  Andrea Coviello, MD, discussed what happens if you top taking weight-loss drugs in this UNC … Read more

DOM Teammate Council Welcome Lunch

March 27, 2024

We are thrilled to announce the official launch of the DOM Teammate Council on April 1st and sincerely appreciate your enthusiasm to foster a more collaborative and fulfilling work environment. Teammate Council chairs, teammates and advisors, please join us on Tuesday, April 9 from 11am-1:15pm for a shared meal, where we will have the chance … Read more

Featured Resident: Emma Healy, MD

March 25, 2024

Emma Healy, MD, is from New Hampshire and attended Columbia University for medical school. She has interest in  narrative and humanism in medicine activities. Dr. Healy has hiked Nüümü Poyo (the JMT) and the northern half of the Appalachian Trail.

Vavalle, Mazzella Announced as Cardiovascular Training Program Directors

March 25, 2024

John Vavalle, MD, MHS, will assume the role of Director of the UNC Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program, while Anthony Mazzella, MD, joins as Associate Program Director. Dr. Vavalle’s commitment to mentorship, coupled with Dr. Mazzella’s passion for education, brings a formidable combination of leadership qualities to the program. Dr. Vavalle is widely recognized as an … Read more

Match Day 2024: Welcome Class of 2024

March 22, 2024

Years of hard work and dreams were folded into envelopes, decorative boxes and other means of message delivery. On March 15th, medical students discovered where their career journey would take them for residency. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Internal Medicine Residency Program paired 28 categorical residents, two Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) … Read more

Batsis: Weight Loss Drugs are Only One Part of a Comprehensive Plan

March 20, 2024

Dr. John Batsis recently spoke with Verywell about his concerns regarding the prescribing of weight loss drugs. Batsis believes that some people want quick fixes from providers who are willing to prescribe weight management medications. However, he said that weight loss medications are only one part of a comprehensive plan. “Obesity is a chronic disease,” … Read more

April Holidays and Observances

March 19, 2024

April recognizes Celebrate Diversity Month, a time to honor and understand the different races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and other factors that make our world unique. The month seeks to build an understanding for our similarities and differences that contribute to everyone’s success. Read about 15 ways you can celebrate diversity month on the North … Read more

UME Faculty Spotlight: William Ntim, MD

March 19, 2024

My current role is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Clerkship Site Director of the Application Phase’s course, Hospital, Interventional, & Surgical Care (HISC) Internal Medicine rotation, UNC School of Medicine, Charlotte Campus. It is my goal to be a bridge builder for students between the bench during foundation phase and the bedside during the Application and Individualization phases.

How Exercise Can Improve Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

March 18, 2024

Can exercise help decrease osteoarthritis pain? One would think moving your joints more frequently would increase pain related to a joint disease but in fact physical activity can lessen the symptoms of osteoarthritis. Leigh Callahan, PhD, the Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, and Associate Director … Read more

Division of Geriatric Medicine to Hold Interdisciplinary Geriatrics Conference

March 14, 2024

The UNC Division of Geriatric Medicine will hold this year’s Interdisciplinary Geriatrics Conference May 15, 2024 at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens. It will focus on the 4Ms model of care – Mentation, what Matters, Medications, and Mobility – with a particular focus on the care of hospitalized people with dementia. Topics include Cognitive impairment, … Read more