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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

News Collection

  • Dr. Melina Kibbe UNC Surgery

    JAMA Surgery #1 surgery journal in the world with Dr. Melina Kibbe as Editor-in-Chief

    JAMA Surgery journal receives a record high impact factor of 10.668 making it the #1 surgery journal in the world and the distinction of being the 1st surgery journal to achieve a double-digit impact factor. JAMA Surgery recently announced that its impact factor rose significantly from 8.5 to 10.688 making it the highest ranked surgery journal in the world, as well as the first surgery journal to … Continued

  • Drs. Bruce Cairns and Anthony Charles Receive NIH T32 award

    Please join us in congratulating Drs. Bruce Cairns and Anthony Charles for receiving NIH T32 award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for the project entitled, “Trauma Research Fellowship”, in the amount of $925,399 from 7/1/2019 to 6/30/2024. The award they received will provide for 3 fellows in Yr1 and 2 per year … Continued

  • Melina Kibbe, MD

    Melina Kibbe, MD, Receives the 2019 University of Chicago Distinguished Service Award

    The Alumni Awards Committee, comprised of fellow alumni of the Pritzker School of Medicine and the Division of the Biological Sciences, selected Dr. Kibbe as one of the 2019 recipients of the Distinguished Service Award. This Award recognizes alumni who have brought honor and distinction to the Division of the Biological Sciences and to the … Continued

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UNC Surgery Newsletter Fall 2018

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