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  • Clancy Elected to SSA Membership

    December 21, 2010 — Dr. Tomas Clancy, general surgeon with the North Carolina Coastal AHEC, was elected to active membership with the Southern Surgical Association.

  • Farrell Elected to ACS Post

    December 20, 2010 — Timothy Farrell, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, was elected to the office of Secretary Treasurer of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

  • Lung Transplant Gives CF Patient New Lease on Life

    December 18, 2010 — A double-lung transplant gives a 22-year-old cystic fibrosis patient a new lease on life. For the first time in his young life, Wesley Telsrow can sleep lying down rather than sitting up and laugh without coughing. Nirmal Veeramachaneni, MD, was his transplant surgeon.

  • Carson Recipient of AUA Award

    December 15, 2010 — Dr. Culley Carson was notified by the American Urological Association (AUA) Awards Committee that he was selected as a recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Contribution Award. This award is presented annually to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the science and the practice of urology, including but not limited to contributions made in a subspecialty area, for military career service or for humanitarian efforts.

  • Lung Transplant Patient Thankful for 2nd Chance

    December 6, 2010 — A double-lung transplant at UNC in March 2010 gave Mary Scercy of Lincoln County, N.C., woman a second chance at life, allowing her to witness the birth of her first granddaughter, attend her son’s wedding and to meet the lung donor’s family on Nov. 5 to thank them face-to-face for their selfless generosity.

  • The Best Doctors in America 2011-2012

    December 2, 2010 — Congratulations to the following Department of Surgery doctors who are identified as being among the best physicians in the nation, as compiled by the Boston-based Best Doctors, Inc.

  • Dr. Raj Pruthi

    Pruthi Named Chief of Urologic Surgery

    December 2, 2010 — Effective Jan. 1, 2011, Dr. Raj Pruthi will assume leadership of the Division of Urologic Surgery within the Department of Surgery. Current Chief Dr. Culley C. Carson III will continue to have an active role in the division, and retain his position as associate chair of the Department of Surgery.

  • PHOTO: Tom Fuldner

    Farrell Presented with H. Fleming Fuller Award

    November 15, 2010 — Timothy Farrell, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, was awarded the prestigious H. Fleming Fuller Award at the 11/15/10 meeting of the UNC Health Care Board. The H. Fleming Fuller Award is intended as a permanent memorial to Kinston, N.C., physician H. Fleming Fuller, a founding member of the Board of Directors of the N.C. Memorial Hospital. In establishing the Fuller Award, the Board sought to recognize members of the medical staff who demonstrate the qualities embodied in Dr. Fuller’s lifelong dedication to the highest standards of patient care, teaching and community service.

  • Dehmer Presents at 2010 AAMC

    November 10, 2010 – Dr. Jeffrey Dehmer presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), conducted in Washington, D.C., from November 5th through the 10th.

  • Anthony Charles, MD

    Charles Appointed to Dept. of Public Health Leadership Program

    November 2, 2010 – Dr. Anthony Charles has been appointed to Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Health.

  • Surgery Welcomes New Attendings, November 1, 2010

    November 1, 2010 — The Department of Surgery would like to welcome the newest faculty members joining our team:

  • Multidisciplinary Approach to Genitourinary Cancer Shown to be Effective

    October 20, 2010 – A study led by Dr. Raj Pruthi, Director of Urologic Oncology, has demonstrated that the cancer diagnosis and treatment process is enhanced by a team approach.

  • Rupp Garners Honors at ACS Clinical Congress for Sponge Study

    October 11, 2010 – Dr. Christopher Rupp was recognized with a Scientific Exhibit of Exceptional Merit award for his poster submission at the 2010 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.

  • Howell Graham

    UNC Patient Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Successful Transplant

    October 8, 2010 – 20 years ago, Howell Graham underwent then-risky, double-lung transplant surgery for cystic fibrosis at UNC Hospitals. He now celebrates breathing free for two decades.

  • Jen Jen Yeh, MD

    Yeh and Lin Awarded $2.3M for Pancreatic Cancer Nanotechnology

    Jen Jen Yeh, MD, assistant professor in Surgical Oncology, and Wenbin Lin, PhD, professor of chemistry and pharmacy, were awarded a $2,308,800 grant from the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnerships.

  • Dr. K. Elizabeth Speck, General Surgery PGY-4

    Speck Awarded UNC Plus People Award

    September 21, 2010 – Dr. K. Elizabeth Speck, a general surgery resident, was awarded a PlusPeople Award for the Summer 2010 quarter. This honor is presented to UNC Health Care employees for their outstanding performance and service on the job.

  • Dr. Sam Jones, MD, FACS

    Jones is Carolina Covenant Health Program Coordinator

    September 10, 2010 – Dr. Samuel W. Jones, MD, NC Jaycee Burn Center, has assumed leadership of the Carolina Covenant Allied Health Program. In his role as program coordinator, Dr. Jones will organize monthly seminars for Carolina Covenant Scholars interested in any of a broad range of health careers.

  • ICU Nurses Named Among “Great 100” in North Carolina

    September 10, 2010 — Maureen Heck and Darla Topley, both of whom work in the SICU, and Kevin Brady in the CT ICU, are among nine nurses from UNC Hospitals named to the “Great 100 Nurses on North Carolina.”

  • Bariatric Surgery Center Receives ACS Accreditation

    September 8, 2010 – The Bariatric Surgery program in the Gastrointestinal Surgery division has been officially accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This designation is testament to the facility having met the essential criteria that ensure bariatric surgery care capability and institutional performance as outlined by the ACS Bariatric Surgery Center Network.

  • September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    Pruthi Promotes Free Prostate Cancer Screenings

    September 3, 2010 – Dr. Raj Pruthi, Urologic Surgery, is featured on a public service announcement airing on ABC News that promotes UNC Hospitals’ free prostate cancer screening clinic, scheduled for Sept. 22nd and 23rd. The annual screening sessions encourage citizens to take the first step toward diagnosing prostate cancer at a treatable stage. Dr. Pruthi’s public service announcement can be seen on both ABC News and YouTube.

  • Note from Dr. Hultman

    September 2, 2010 — I just wanted to thank ALL of the OR staff who worked so hard to make the two laser days, on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, so very successful.

    We did thirty (30!!!) cases –adult and children, burn and non-burn, recon and cosmetic–in the annex.

  • UNC Department of Surgery Welcomes New Attendings September 1, 2010

    September 1, 2010 — The Department of Surgery would like to welcome the newest faculty members joining our team:

  • Health Sciences Library Names Room for Dr. Wilcox

    August 31, 2010 — The UNC Health Sciences Library plans to rename its Historical Collections Reading Room as “The Benson Reid Wilcox Historical Collections Reading Room” in recognition of Dr. Benson Wilcox.

  • Dr. Keith Amos and Dana Pillsbury

    Amos on Dana DiPerna Pillsbury’s Team to Combat Breast Cancer

    August 19, 2010 — Dana DiPerna Pillsbury, a high school English teacher from Davidson, NC, was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer on Election Day 2004. Five years after her initial treatment, her cancer returned. She was referred to the Breast Center at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, where her team of providers included Dr. Keith Amos (pictured at right).

  • Phillips and Coward Recieve 2010 Whitehead Awards

    August 18, 2010 — Dr. Michael Phillips, a PGY-2 General Surgery resident, and Dr. Matt Coward, a PGY-4 Urology resident, are the Surgery recipients of the 2010 Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award. The awards were presented at the annual Whitehead Lecture and Awards Ceremony on August 18.

  • UNC Department of Surgery Welcomes New Attendings August 1, 2010

    August 1, 2010 — The Department of Surgery welcomes three new attendings to our faculty:

  • Neilsen Recognized with the Big Buddy Award

    July 20, 2010 — Carrie Nielsen, Social and Clinical Research Specialist in Abdominal Transplant, was presented the Big Buddy Award at the Employee Forum Peer Recognition Award Ceremony on Tuesday, July 20th. The Big Buddy Award recognizes individuals who have taken the time to mentor a fellow employee.

  • Dr. Jen Jen Yeh, MD

    Yeh Team Uncovers Means of Predicting Aggressive Pancreatic Cancer

    July 15, 2010 — A team of Lineberger researchers led by Dr. Jen Jen Yeh has discovered a genetic marker that can predict the aggressive nature of pancreatic cancers.

  • UNC Department of Surgery Welcomes New Attendings July 1, 2010

    July 1, 2010 — The Department of Surgery would like to welcome the following new Attendings to our faculty:

  • Hultman Recieves AOA Professionalism Award

    June 30, 2010 — The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society has named C. Scott Hultman, MD, a recipient of the 2010 Edward D. Harris Professionalsim Award. Dr. Hultman, chief of UNC’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery division, will receive a $16,000 award to support his project, “Understanding and Achieving Professionalism in a Surgical Practice.” Read more.

  • Dehmer Awarded UNC Plus People Award

    June 21, 2010 – Dr. Jeffrey Dehmer, a general surgery resident, was awarded one of the fourteen Plus People Awards for the Summer 2010 quarter. The UNC Plus People Award is a long standing tradition which recognizes 1% of UNC Health Care employees each quarter that exemplify our Commitment to Caring within the UNC Hospitals.

  • Hadar and Meyers Elected to MSEC

    June 7, 2010 — The faculty elected three Medical Staff Executive Committee at-large members last week. Each faculty member will serve a three-year term on the MSEC. The winners of the elections are: David Henke, MD, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (re-elected); Eldad Hadar, MD, Department of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery (re-elected); and Michael Meyers, MD, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology. Thanks to all faculty members who voted.

  • Dr. Bruce Cairns will serve as the Chair of the Research Committee for the ABA.

    Cairns Appointed Chair of ABA’s Research Committee

    June 1, 2010 — Dr. Bruce Cairns, director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, has been appointed by the American Burn Association as chair of its Research Committee. His term will run from 2010 through 2013.

  • Gerber Promoted to Full Professor

    June 1, 2010 — Dr. David Gerber, chief of the Division of Abdominal Surgery, has been promoted to Professor of Surgery effective June 1, 2010.

  • Sommer Awarded Medical Alumni Endowment Grant

    May 27, 2010 — Dr. Courtney Sommer, currently a third year General Surgery Resident, recently received a $5,000 grant from the Medical Alumni Endowment Grant Fund through the UNC School of Medicine’s Medical Alumni Association. The aim of the Endowment Fund Grant is to fund proposals from new investigators or established investigators exploring new areas of discovery from UNC faculty or housestaff that will promote excellence in education, research or service and has a high likelihood of being sustained in the future.

  • Royal Society of Medicine with Department of Surgery at UNC

    Royal Society of Medicine visits UNC Department of Surgery

    May 26, 2010 — Delegates of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Section of Surgery visited the UNC Department of
    Surgery from May 21st through May 26th, 2010. Their visit included a joint meeting with the Surgery Department from May 24-25. During the meeting, members of the Royal Society of Medicine and faculty members of the Department of Surgery presented on various surgical education issues.

  • NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute

    Gerber and Haithcock Awarded NC TraCS Grants

    May 20, 2010 — Drs. David Gerber, Division of Abdominal Transplant division, and Ben Haithcock, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, have each been awarded a $10,000 grant by the NC TraCS Institute.

  • Dehmer Elected President of Housestaff Council

    May 20, 2010 — Dr. Jeff Dehmer, a PGY-3 in the general surgery residency program, has been elected President of the UNC Housestaff Council for the one-year term beginning July 1, 2010.

  • Dr. Egan and patient Joy Cook, who received a lung transplant in 2006, in her senior year at UNC. (Photo from Endeavors magazine)

    Egan Featured in “Endeavors”

    May 17, 2010 — An article in UNC’s Endeavors magazine, a publication about discoveries and creativity at the university, highlights the research of Dr. Thomas Egan and his collaborators.

  • Benson  R. Wilcox, M.D., 1932-2010

    Benson R. Wilcox, MD, 1932-2010

    May 11, 2010 — We are sad to report the death of Benson R. Wilcox, M.D., a distinguished heart surgeon who served 29 years as chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He died at his home on May 11, 2010, after a courageous struggle with brain cancer.

  • Academy of Educators Announces Surgery Inductees

    May 4, 2010 — Seven faculty members from Surgery will be inducted into the UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators at the ceremony scheduled for May 18.

  • Detecting Pancreatic Cancer in Early Stages

    April 26, 2010 — If pancreatic cancer is detected in its early stages, it can be treated very effectively with surgery, but currently, there are no effective methods of early detection. For this reason, pancreas cancer is very lethal. However, this can change with the new molecular marker, the protein palladin, identified by UNC researchers to detect pancreas cancer in its early developmental stages.

  • Division to Department: Enhancing Neurological Care

    April 21, 2010 — Neurosurgery will no longer be a division under the Department of Surgery. Effective July 1, 2010, UNC will have the new Department of Neurosurgery Chaired by Dr. Matthew Ewend, the current neurosurgery Chief of Division. The department status will boost UNC in both retaining existing neurosurgery faculty and recruiting new faculty and residents. These changes will enhance patient care by increasing the division’s ability to treat and care for citizens suffering from neurological problems. Furthermore, the new status will also aid in improving neurosurgery educational and research programs at UNC.

  • Gerber Receives Outstanding Clinical Co-Mentor Award

    April 15, 2010 – Dr. David Gerber, UNC Transplant Surgery Division Chief, was honored as an Outstanding Clinical Co-Mentor at the 2010 Translational Medicine Program Symposium at UNC-CH. Translational Medicine Program stemmed from a Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant awarded to UNC in 2006 and strives to engage graduate students in translational medicine. Students enter the program at the end of their first year and remain in the program until graduation.

  • Conway Presented Nursing Recognition Award

    April 14, 2010 – UNC Healthcare Ambulatory Care annually presents two nursing awards. The recipients not only excel in nursing practice, but also demonstrate special qualities of caring and compassion. Cynthia Conway was recognized as one of the 2010 award winners. The Award, which includes an educational stipend, may be used by the nurses over a three-year period to further enhance their knowledge and abilities in the health care setting.

  • Abrams Named Recipient of WakeMed’s Harry Dascomb Award

    April 7, 2010 — Submitted by Dr. John Perry of the Dascomb Award Committee:

    I am happy to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Abrams is the 2010 recipient of the Harry Dascomb Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and Care.

  • McLean Named Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Scholar

    April 7, 2010 — The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has selected Dr. Sean McLean, of the Division of Pediatric Surgery, as a 2010-2014 Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program scholar. The award, granted on the basis of academic achievement, research, and potential, consists of $420,000 spread over four years.

  • UNC Spine Center Designated Center of Distinction by BC/BS

    March 25, 2010 — In an effort to help patients choose the best hospital when facing surgery, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina recognized select North Carolina hospitals for excellence in spinal surgery, knee replacement, and hip replacement. “We recognize these facilities not only for the volume of procedures they do, but for the superior expertise that comes from this experience.”

  • Gerber to Teach Entrepreneurship Course

    March 05, 2010 — Dr. David Gerber, Division Chief of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, will be co-instructing Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences, this fall on Mondays from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The course, which is sponsored by the Department of Surgery, is part of UNC’s Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship, directed by the Kenan-Flagler Business School.

  • Dr. George Sheldon, MD

    Dr. Sheldon Presenting at Conferences in Washington

    March 03, 2010 — On Saturday March 6th, the Health Policy and Advocacy Group will be hosting a conference, lead by Dr. Michael Johns, Chancellor at Emory University, in Washington D.C. to discuss health care reform. Dr. George Sheldon will present at the conference on behalf of the Health Sciences Advisory of the American College of Surgeons. His presentation, Comparison of Workforce Provisions in the House and Senate Health Reform Bill, will concentrate on the workforce shortage for surgeons.

  • The first book-length biography of Hugh Williamson by Dr. George Sheldon, MD

    Sheldon Publishes Biography on Hugh Williamson

    February 17, 2010 — George F. Sheldon, MD, has authored his second book, Hugh Williamson: Physician, Patriot, and Founding Father. The biography recounts the extraordinary life and many achievements of Williamson (1735-1819), who was an influencing force behind the Boston Tea Party, spy for Benjamin Franklin, surgeon general of the N.C. militia, congressman in the first U.S. House of Representatives, signer of the Constitution, and member of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina. Read reviews in The Carolina Curator and at the Department of Social Medicine.

  • Anthony Meyer, MD, PhD

    Meyer Appointed President of Southeastern Surgical Congress

    February 23, 2010 — Dr. Anthony Meyer, Chair of the Dept. of Surgery, was appointed President of the Southeastern Surgical Congress at the annual meeting conducted Feb. 20 through 23 in Savannah, GA. While the Congress is comprised predominantly of members from the mid-Atlantic and southeastern states, it is open to all practicing surgeons as well as those currently in training. Dr. Meyer will preside over the 2011 annual meeting scheduled for Feb. 12 through 15 in Chattanooga, TN.

  • Sommer Awarded TraCS Grant

    February 4, 2010 — Courtney Sommer, currently a fourth year General Surgery Resident, was awarded one of five TraCS $2K grants by the North Carolina Transitional and Clinical Sciences Institute (TraCS) for clinical and transitional research projects. Karyn Stitzenberg, UNC Surgical Oncology, will be Dr. Sommer’s mentor for the Project.

  • Drs. Robert Mendes and Houman Tamaddon

    Mendes and Tamaddon Highlighted in Healthy U Magazine

    February 22, 2010 — Drs. Robert Mendes and Houman Tamaddon are featured in the October-December 2009 volume of Health U for their efforts to educate people about vascular disease. In August, 2009, both physicians joined University Hospital, a 581 bed, not-for-profit community facility in Augusta, GA, where Mendes serves as the Medical Director of Vascular Services and Tamaddon as Medical Director of the University’s Peripheral Vascular Lab. (See University Health Care System’s press release.)

  • Ollila Joins “Here’s to Your Health”

    February 20, 2010 — David Ollila, UNC Surgical Oncology, joins the “Here’s to Your Health” radio show to discuss melanoma. You can tune in to WCHL 1360 AM either Saturday at 9 a.m., Sunday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Monday at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m to listen to the Dr. Ollila’s discussion.

  • Jack Newmann, SECU Family House Resident

    Family House Diaries: Unyielding Spirit

    February 19, 2010 — The SECU Family House is a home away from home for patients at UNC Hospitals. Some of the most inspiring stories and unyielding spirits at the Family House are featured in the “Family House Diaries,” and Jack Newmann is certainly one of those spirits. Although Newmann has been living with severe Type I diabetes and dealing with the resulting consequences, such as being legally blind, for nearly 54 of his 58 years. Nonetheless, he still lives “every day as if its his last.” Not only that, as a retired rehabilitation counselor for the blind, he has the patience and the care to give other patients what they sometime need the most – a friend. Despite his own medical problems and complexities, he makes himself available as a counselor or a friendly ear to other patients and attempts to instill a life of his own at the House.

  • Jaycee Burn Center: “Center of Hope”

    January 30, 2010 — The News and Observer editorial board expressed admiration for the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center for its continued dedication to quality care for burn patients. The Opinion-Editorial especially praised the Center for its quick response in tending to the needs of disaster patients, the most recent being the three victims of the Haiti earthquake.

  • Speck Presents at Academic Surgical Congress

    February 3, 2010 — Dr. Elizabeth Speck, a general surgery resident finishing her 2nd year of pediatric surgery research under the mentorship of Dr. Michael Helmrath, presented at the 5th annual Academic Surgical Congress in San Antonio, Texas. Her presentation, entitled “Loss of IL-10 Results in Sustained Increases in Intestinal Adaptation,” was part of the scientific program on February 3, 2010

  • Neurosurgery Residency Program to Expand and Restructure

    January 26, 2010 — The Neurosurgery Residency Review Committee (RRC) approved the expansion of UNC Neurosurgery Resident Complements to two residents per year. The change is effective starting this year; therefore, Neurosurgery will accept two residents from the 2010 resident applicants. In addition, the division will also shorten its residency program from 7 years to 6 years with a total of 12 residents.

  • Dr. Jeff Dehmer, MD

    Dehmer Appointed as Editor of Resident and Associate Fellows Webpage

    January 26, 2010 — Jeff Dehmer, General Surgery Resident at UNC, was recently appointed to a 5 year position as the editor of the Resident and Associate Fellows web pages on, the web portal of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Dehmer will have responsibility for editing and updating that section of the portal dedicated to surgical residents and fellows.

  • Personnel Actions: Schiro, Meyers, and Marston

    February 1, 2010 — The Department of Surgery announces the following appointments:

  • John B. Graham Student Research Day Winners

    January 27, 2010 — The John B. Graham Medical Student Research Society hosted the 42nd Annual Student Research Day on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010. The event started with a keynote address by Dr. Edward Benz, President and CEO of the Dana Farber Cancer Center. Following the keynote address, 67 medical students presented their research projects focused on one of three categories: Basic Science, Public Health, and Clinical Science. The Society honored the best oral presentation and the best poster presentation with the Harold C. Pillsbury Award for First Place in each of the respective categories. The 2010 First Place Awards for the best oral and poster presentation for the Basic Science category were presented to Matt Skancke and Gita Madan, respectively.

  • Tesche Presents at Annual STS Meeting

    January 27, 2010 — Dr. Leora Tesche, a 4th year General Surgery resident at UNC, presented at the 46th annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Her presentation, Simulator Experience Enhances Medical Students’ Interest in Cardiothoracic Surgery, was part of the General Scientific Session conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 26th.

  • UNC Burn Center Provides Care for Haiti Victims

    January 27, 2010 — When the earthquake hit Haiti on January 12th, it shattered the capital city, Port-au-Prince and caused devastating injuries to millions. Many of the victims are still struggling to find medical care. Among them were the three patients who were flown into RDU on January 26 to receive expert medical care at the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center at UNC, one of the best and largest burn centers in the Southeast. The burn patients have suffered severe burns from oil, gasoline, and chemicals on over 25%-40% of their bodies and their conditions are further complicated due to the two week delay in proper medical care. Despite the complications, the burn center staff has promptly began treatment, with one of the patient scheduled to undergo surgery today.

  • Dr. David Gerber, MD

    Gerber Appointed to Health & Human Services Advisory Committee

    January 22, 2010 — Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has appointed David A. Gerber, MD, to the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation in the Health Resources and Services Administration. According to its charter, the Committee is charged with the task of assisting the HHS in its oversight of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, the “equitable and effective organ donation, procurement, allocation, and transplantation system” enacted in the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984.

  • News Story Features Egan’s Transplant Research

    January 18, 2009 — Thomas M. Egan, M.D., of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is featured as the “Tar Heel of the Week” in a News & Observer story about Dr. Egan and his pioneering lung transplant research, which would make more donor lungs usable for transplant by treating the lungs ex-vivo (outside the body) to improve their health before transplant. Read the article here.

  • ISCU Relocates to 6PST

    January 12, 2010 — Effective Tuesday, Jan. 12, the N.C. Memorial Hospital is relocating the Intermediate Surgical Care Unit (ISCU) to 6PST and expanding from 8 to 18 monitored intermediate surgical beds. ISCU will continue to admit patients from all surgery services in accordance with the current admission guidelines/policies. Please note, the main phone number is 843-0727, the fax line is 966-3410, and the tube station is 601. With this expansion, overall hospital licensed beds increase from 768 to 778.

  • Inpatient Hospital Service Changes – GI Surgery

    January 12, 2010 — Effective Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the request of Dr. Anthony Meyer on behalf of Drs. Mark Koruda and Tim Farrell, ISD is modifying inpatient hospital services to differentiate between upper and lower GI surgery.

  • Department of Neurosurgery Endorsed by SOM Faculty

    January 8, 2010 — Please read the following letter from Drs. William Roper and Etta Pisano: