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David Gerber selected for a 2021 Nursing Staff Recognition Week “Friend of Nursing” Award

April 19, 2021

Congratulations to David Gerber, MD, George F. Sheldon, MD Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Chief of Abdominal Transplantation has been selected for a 2021 Nursing Staff Recognition Week “Friend of Nursing” Award. The Friend of Nursing award was established in 2009 as a way to recognize the collaborative relationship between Nursing and Medical Colleagues. Through … Continued

Jeffrey Johnson Wins Tracks 2k Pilot Award

March 31, 2021

Jeffrey Johnson, MD, receives Grant from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute. Jeffrey Johnson, MD, is a Surgical Oncology Fellow in the Department of Surgery.  He received a TraCS $2K pilot grant for his proposal titled “Deep Learning-Aided Digital Pathology to Improve Diagnosis and Identify High-Risk Features in Melanoma Sentinel Lymph Nodes.” The … Continued

Benjamin Haithcock, MD, Honored as Healthcare Champion

March 19, 2021

UNC Health and the North Carolina Tar Heels chose Benjamin Haithcock, MD, Profession in the Division Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery as this month’s Healthcare Champion. Dr. Haithcock has been a non-cardiac thoracic surgeon who also performs lung transplants at UNC since 2007. His favorite part of the job is patient care and teaching residents. Hear … Continued

MATCH DAY 2021: Congratulations to our New Trainees!

March 19, 2021

Congratulations to all of our new trainees! General Surgery Residents | PGY1 Adam Awe, MD University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Laura Burkbauer, MD Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Noah DeAngelo, MD Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Michelle Fenty, MD State University of New York Upstate Medical … Continued

Stephanie Downs-Canner Awarded UNC Lineberger Development Award

March 18, 2021

Congratulations to Stephanie Downs-Canner, MD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery on receiving a UNC Lineberger Development Award. The UNC Lineberger Developmental Funding Program is intended to support the development of cancer research led by the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and to stimulate new … Continued

Jihane Jadi: 2021 George F. Sheldon, MD Leadership Award Recipient

March 17, 2021

Congratulations to Jihane Jadi, the 2021 George F. Sheldon, MD, Leadership Award Recipient. Since 2000, the Department of Surgery has recognized a fourth-year medical student who demonstrates outstanding academic and clinical achievement, and who possesses personal characteristics that promise a future leadership role in surgery. Originally named the Hugh Williamson Award, it was renamed in … Continued