Welcome

Dr. Melina KibbeThe extensive clinical services provided by the Department of Surgery are dedicated to the wellness and treatment of adults and children in North Carolina. We specialize in the most complicated illnesses and conditions, and serve as a surgical referral center for patients and physicians from throughout the United States and worldwide. Our faculty, staff, and residents are committed to service and excellence as we provide the best care possible, create new knowledge, and educate the surgeons and teachers of tomorrow.

In great appreciation and respect, I acknowledge the work and dedication of my predecessors, who served as Chairman of Surgery:

Nathan A. Womack, MD (1951-1966)
Colin G. Thomas, Jr., MD (1966-1984)
George F. Sheldon, MD (1984-2001)
Anthony A. Meyer, MD, PhD (2001-2016)

We welcome your interest and any questions you might have about our Department.

Melina Kibbe, MD
Colin G. Thomas, Jr., MD Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery

Newsletters

  • UNC Surgery Fall 2018 Newsletter

    The latest Spring/Summer 2018 newsletter includes exciting recent events such as David Gerber, MD, honored with the George F. Sheldon, MD Distinguished Professorship, Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society Graduation Celebration and Research Day plus so much more!

  • UNC Surgery Spring/Summer 2018 Newsletter

    The latest Spring/Summer 2018 newsletter includes exciting recent events such as David Gerber, MD, honored with the George F. Sheldon, MD Distinguished Professorship, Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society Graduation Celebration and Research Day plus so much more!

  • Department of Surgery Winter Newsletter 2018

    The Department of Surgery publishes a quarterly, online newsletter featuring the latest updates on our department’s clinical, educational, and research developments along with a “Message from the Chair.” Join us in welcoming our new team members and stay connected to learn about the exciting accomplishments of our faculty, trainees, staff, and alumni.

Events

News Collection

  • Drs. Bruce Cairns and Robert Maile Awarded NIH R01 Award

    Please join us in congratulating Bruce Cairns, MD, and Robert Maile, PhD, for receiving an NIH R01 award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences

  • Dr. Trista Reid

    Association of Women Surgeons Mentor Spotlight: Dr. Trista Reid

    UNC medical student Jihane Jadi interviews her mentor, Dr. Trista Reid, about her career as a trauma/critical care surgeon, being a woman in surgery, and her advice to those beginning their careers. Whenever you ask a resident or a medical student about their experience working with Dr. Trista Reid, her outstanding commitment to patient care, education, … Continued

  • ACS Simulation Training

    American College of Surgeons Introduction to Simulation-Based Teaching

    UNC Simulation Laboratory hosts the 3rd annual ACS Introduction to Simulation-Based Teaching November 8 – 10, 2018 Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer for the New Yorker and author of Outliers: The Story of Success writes, “Achievement is talent plus preparation. However, the ten-thousand-hour research reminds us that the closer psychologists look at the careers of the … Continued