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!

Events

News Collection

  • Melina Kibbe, MD

    Melina Kibbe, MD, Awarded NIH R01 Award

    Please join us in congratulating Dr. Melina Kibbe, Colin G. Thomas Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, for receiving an NIH R01 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute The award was given for her project entitled, “A Novel Endovascular Approach to Remove Atherosclerotic Plaque Lesions in Situ”, in the amount … Continued

  • Award Winners Rebecca Maine, MD, Ugwuji Maduekwe, MD, and Edward Bahnson, PhD

    Congratulations to our 2019 Junior Faculty Development Award Winners.   Congratulations to Rebecca Maine, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of General and Acute Care Surgery, Ugwuji Maduekwe, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology, and Edward Bahnson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery for being … Continued

  • 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