David Gerber Awarded Defense Meritorious Service Medal by the Secretary of Defense

August 11, 2020

David A. Gerber, MD, George F. Sheldon, MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chief of Abdominal Transplant Surgery at UNC Surgery was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal by the United States Secretary of Defense. Congratulations to Dr. Gerber on this well-deserved honor. “I am deeply moved and somewhat speechless to receive this tremendous honor,” … Continued

Hayes-Jordan Elected to American Pediatric Surgical Association Board of Directors

August 4, 2020

Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, Byah Thomason Doxey-Sanford Doxey Distinguished Professor, Chief of the division of general pediatric surgery, has been elected a governor of the board of directors for the American Pediatric Surgical Association. Originally posted in UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom Contact: Carleigh Gabryel, 919-864-0580, carleigh.gabryel@unchealth.unc.edu August 4, 2020 CHAPEL HILL, NC – … Continued

UNC Medical Center’s ECMO Program Wins Gold ELSO Award

July 15, 2020

The ELSO Excellence in Life Support Award recognizes those centers that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to evidence-based processes and quality measures, staff training and continuing education, patient satisfaction and ongoing clinical care. UNC’s ECMO Director is Anthony Charles, MD, MPH. Congratulations to the ECMO program at UNC Medical Center. It has received the Gold Level … Continued

Philip Spanheimer, MD Wins SUS Junior Faculty Award

July 10, 2020

Congratulations to Philip Spanheimer, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Spanheimer has been selected for the 2020-2021 SUS Junior Faculty Award, sponsored by the SUS Foundation, for his research project titled “TFAP2C Regulates Estrogen Responsive Transcriptomic States in Luminal Breast Cancer!” The Society of University Surgeons (SUS) was founded … Continued

Community pulls together for mask donations

June 12, 2020

Motivated by the increasing incidence of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina and the CDC’s modified recommendation for individuals to wear protective face coverings, Dr. Kathleen Marulanda (PGY-5, Dept. of Surgery) quickly acknowledged the challenge this would pose for some in the community, particularly African American men.