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Dr. Melina Kibbe UNC Surgery
Melina Kibbe, MD

The 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 Winter 2019 Newsletter

    Check out the UNC Surgery Winter 2019 newsletter. It includes updates on how the Department represented itself with distinction at the 2019 Academic Surgical Congress; a Spotlight on the new chief of the Vascular Division, Dr. Mark Farber; and details about the 4th-floor renovation, plus so much more!   PDF File Winter 2019 UNC Surgery … Continued

Events

News Collection

  • UNC Surgery Winter 2019 Newsletter

    Check out the UNC Surgery Winter 2019 newsletter. It includes updates on how the Department represented itself with distinction at the 2019 Academic Surgical Congress; a Spotlight on the new chief of the Vascular Division, Dr. Mark Farber; and details about the 4th-floor renovation, plus so much more!   PDF File Winter 2019 UNC Surgery … Continued

  • Stephanie Downs-Canner,MD, wins UNC Lineberger Developmental Award

    Congratulations to Stephanie Downs-Canner, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology.   Dr. Downs-Canner received a Tier 1 Pilot Award entitled “Inhibition of Th17 into Treg conversion as a novel component of immunotherapy in triple negative breast cancer.” Her research will be funded in the amount of $50,000 over 1 year. … Continued

  • Chirag Desai, MD, Honored as 2019 Health Care Hero

    On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, Triangle Business Journal unveiled the 23 winners of its 2019 Health Care Heroes Awards. The Department of Surgery is proud to announce that our very own Dr. Chirag Desai was among this years winners.