Check out the UNC Surgery 2023 Issue 1 newsletter! It covers updates from January – August, including 2023 Graduation, stories of clinical innovation, Nathan. A Womack Surgical Society Research Day,…
Congratulations to Yemi Ogunleye, MD on promotion to Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Yemi is the Director of Microsurgical Reconstruction, In addition to his…
Congratulations to Philip Spanheimer, MD, for receiving the very competitive and prestigious National Cancer Institute’s K08 career development grant which will support 5 years of funding for his research “Repurposing…
I can’t remember a time where I did not want to be a physician. I’ve pretty much known since the age of three. I don’t know what prompted me down that path, but I’ve always been obsessed with medicine and was one of the few kids that enjoyed going to their pediatrician.
Throughout my undergraduate and medical school training, I wanted to become an internist and eventually pursue Cardiology. However, my first night on my surgical rotation during my third year of medical school changed all that. It was nine o’clock at night, and we were doing a vascular anastomosis on a dialysis patient. The attending surgeon gave me the needle driver and said, “start sewing.” I was hooked from that point on and I never looked back.
In late May of 2020, during the height of the pandemic, one night, Skip headed upstairs to get ready for bed. He was feeling unwell. For hours, he emptied the contents of his stomach covered in cold sweats. His wife, Melanie, at his request, called EMS. The ambulance arrived and transported Skip to the Emergency Room at Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro, NC. His story from there involves transferring to UNC Rex in Raleigh, multiple surgeries, blood clots, and a whole lot of hard work and dedication to recovery.
Our surgical residency and fellowship opportunities have been developed with one goal in mind… to help train outstanding clinical surgeons who are dedicated to providing the best possible patient care.