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  • Dr. Egan Spearheads Groundbreaking Clinical Trial for Lung Donation

    With a recent $4.2 million NIH grant, Thomas Egan, MD, professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, has started a clinical study that tests a method of retrieving healthy lungs from donors who suffer … Continued

  • Dr. Bruce Cairns to Receive Edward Kidder Graham Award

    Dr. Bruce Cairns, the medical director of the N.C. Jaycee Burn Center since 2007 and Director of Research since 2003, will receive the Edward Kidder Graham Award during the Installation of UNC’s newest Chancellor, Dr. Carol Folt. For more information, … Continued

  • Lynn Damitz, MD to serve on SOM Fixed Term Committee

    Lynn Damitz, MD, Associate Professor in the Surgery Department, has the honor of being elected to the School of Medicine Fixed Term Committee. The term will last for the next three years. This is a great honor, to be selected … Continued

  • Wireless Transition Updates

    UNC’s School of Medicine will be switching away from the UNC-1 wireless network, making UNC Secure the network that UNC employees should be connecting too with their wireless devices. A schedule of when UNC-1 will be removed from each building is listed below:

  • 2013 Whitehead Lecture with Awards Ceremony Hosted by Dr. Dreesen

    Dr. Elizabeth B. Dreesen hosted the Awards Ceremony for this year’s 2013 Whitehead Lecture Awards. A video of this ceremony can be found here.

  • Dr. David Ollila Now a Distinguished Professor

    We are very pleased to announce that Dr. David Ollila, MD of Oncology has been appointed as the James and Jesse Millis Distinguished Professor at the Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The $1.5 … Continued

  • Anthony G. Charles Meets With Bill Clinton in Malawi

    (L-R, UNC Surgery Residents Anna Tyson and Melanie Sion, President Bill Clinton, UNC Trauma Surgeon Anthony Charles) Former President Bill Clinton met today with UNC Trauma Surgeon Anthony G. Charles in Malawi to discuss the care of burn patients in … Continued

  • Dr. Colin Thomas Celebrates 95th Birthday

    On Friday, the Surgery Department celebrated with Dr. Colin G. Thomas, Jr. on the 95th anniversary of his birthday. Dr. Thomas was chairman of UNC’s Department of Surgery for 18 years and was one of the first faculty members on … Continued

  • Dr. Dreesen Presents the Whitehead Lecture and Awards Ceremony

    The Whitehead Medical Society presents the Whitehead Lecture and Awards Ceremony… Doctoring: Learning, Language, and Luck Presented by Dr. Elizabeth B. Dreesen, MD, FACSAssociate Professor, Department of SurgeryTrauma Medical Director, University of NC Hospitals We invite you to come enjoy … Continued

  • Melissa Friend Recognized Among Very Best at UNC

    Congratulations to Melissa for being one of the 2013 Plus People award winners. Melissa is a Physician Assistant in the NC Jaycee Burn Center working with in all areas of patient care. We are so proud to have her in … Continued

  • UNC Surgery Fellow Ashley Meagher Wins NC/SC ACS Resident Paper Competition

    Ashley D. Meagher, MD, NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow in the UNC Department of Surgery, won the recent North Carolina/South Carolina American College of Surgeons (NC/SC ACS) Trauma/Acute Care Surgery Resident Paper Competition. Her presentation was entitled “Geographic Disparities in Post-hospitalization Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury,” and was presented at this weekend’s NC/SC ACS meeting in Asheville, … Read more

  • September 26, 2013 Full Faculty Meeting

    There will be a Department of Surgery Full Faculty Meeting on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM in G-100 Bondurant Hall. Please be sure to save this date on your calendars.

  • Dr. Sheldon’s Obituary

    George F. Sheldon, MD, FACS, FRCS Edin (Hon), FRCS Eng (Hon)(20 December 1934–16 June 2013) George F. Sheldon, MD, FACS, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 after a short illness. He spent his last days at UNC Hospital surrounded … Continued

  • Memorial Service for Dr. Keith Amos

    Video of the Memorial Service A link to information regarding the Memorial Service for Dr. Keith Amos can be found here. This celebration of his life will occur at the Genome Sciences Building.

  • Melissa Friend, PA Receives Plus People Award

    The Department of Surgery would like to congratulate Melissa Friend, PA in the Burn Center for receiving the Plus People Award on June 18, 2013. This honor is presented to UNC Health Care employees for their outstanding performance and service. The Plus People Awards were established to recognize people who exemplify the characteristics of one … Read more

  • In Memoriam: Keith D. Amos, MD

    Our dear colleague, Dr. Keith Amos, died suddenly in Edinburgh, Scotland, while on a Dr. Claude Organ, Jr., Travel Award from the American College of Surgeons. We all hold in our thoughts his wife, Ahaji, and their three young daughters. … Continued

  • In Memoriam: George F. Sheldon, MD, FACS

    It is with great sadness that we inform you about the passing of George F. Sheldon, MD, FACS, an icon in surgery and in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Sheldon was with his family at the time of his … Continued

  • UNC Fetal Care Program featured on WRAL

    WRAL recently aired a segment on two surgeries that were performed at UNC Hospitals on babies during the time of c-section. UNC and Vanderbilt are the only hospitals in the Southeast to perform this procedure. To see the full story, … Continued

  • Advanced Practice Provider Center Appoints 14 to APP Council

    The Department of Surgery would like to congratulate Renee Adkins (Nurse Practicioner in Plastic Surgery) and Andy Shrilen (Physician’s Assistant in Cardiothoracic Surgery) on being appointed to the Advanced Practice Provider Council. If you would like to read more about … Continued

  • Benjaimin Haithcock, MD, FACS, FCCP

    Haithcock Wins Friend of Nursing Award

    May 6 2013 — Ben Haithcock, MD, FACS, FCCP, has been awarded the Friend of Nursing Award from UNC Hospitals.

  • Kiser and Ortiz-Pujols Inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha

    May 03, 2013 — Two residents inducted into honor society.

  • Angiosarcoma cells treated with a monoclonal antibody targeting SFRP2 (right) show a significant reduction compared to an untreated control (left). UNC/Demore Lab

    Team Led by Klauber-Demore uses Antibody to Inhibit Tumor Growth

    April 22, 2013 — A monoclonal antibody targeting a protein known as SFPR2 has been shown by researchers at the University of North Carolina to inhibit tumor growth in pre-clinical models of breast cancer and angiosarcoma.

  • Dr. Megan Quintana

    Quintana receives PlusPeople Award

    March 5, 2013 — Dr. Megan Quintana is selected as a recipient of the PlusPeople Award.

  • Department of Surgery Faculty Promotions

    March 1, 2013 — Four faculty members have received promotions within the department.

  • North Carolina Simulation Collaborative

    Inaugural Meeting of the North Carolina Surgery Simulation Collaborative

    January 11, 2013 — The January 5th meeting in Chapel Hill was attended by representatives from the six surgical programs in NC: Brody School of Medicine, Carolinas Healthcare System, Duke University, New Hanover Medical Center, University of North Carolina, and Wake Forest School of Medicine.