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NC Jaycee Burn Center Achieves Repeat ABA Burn Verification

June 5, 2024

The NC Jaycee Burn Center is pleased to announce that it has once again achieved American Burn Association (ABA) Burn Verification for adults and pediatrics.              The ABA burn verification provides a true mark of distinction for a Burn Center indicating the center provides high quality patient care to burn … Read more

Farber and Parodi Implant First Commercial Endovascular Stent Graft to Treat Complex Aneurysmal Disease Involving Visceral Aorta

May 15, 2024

  UNC Vascular Surgeons Mark Farber, MD, Professor and Chief of Vascular Surgery and F. Ezequiel Parodi, MD, Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery implanted the first commercial device in a patient on Friday, May 10th, 2024.   The GORE EXCLUDER Thoracoabdominal Branch Endoprosthesis (TAMBE) is an endovascular stent graft to treat complex aneurysmal disease involving … Read more

Desai Honored as Triangle Business Journal’s Surgeon of the Year

April 18, 2024

Chirag Desai, MD, FACS is the Division Chief of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Executive Medical Director for UNC Healthcare Center for Transplant Care, Surgical Director of UNC’s Liver Transplant Program and Director of Chronic Pancreatitis & Autologous-Islet Cell Transplant Program.         Dr. Desai was honored among the Triangle Business Journal’s … Read more

CT Surgery Teammates Honored at UNC Basketball Game

March 8, 2024

Members of the Cardiothoracic Surgery team were honored in a tribute delivered at the pre-game ceremony of the UNC-NC State Basketball Game on Saturday, March 2, 2024 for their care of Brian Smith, grandson of Dean Smith. Pictured from L-R:  Scott Smith (Brian’s Dad), Mike Yeung MD (Brian’s Cardiologist), Tommy Caranasos MD (UNC CT Surgeon), … Read more

Spanheimer and Collaborators Advance Depth of Exploration in How Breast Tumors Become Resistant to Therapy

March 6, 2024

Dr. Philip Spanheimer is an Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology whose work at UNC began in 2019. He specializes in treatment of breast cancers, complex skin cancers, sarcoma, endocrine surgery, and general oncology.  His clinical research focuses on surgical management of cancer and patient outcomes, bringing a patient centered focus to the laboratory to understand disease … Read more

Kim named to new leadership roles in Department of Surgery, NC Basnight Cancer Hospital

February 28, 2024

HJ Kim, MD, Division Chief of Surgical Oncology, has been appointed vice chair of academic affairs in the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery and associate physician-in-chief of the N.C. Basnight Cancer Hospital. In his new role at the cancer hospital, Kim will work in partnership with Ethan Basch, MD, FASCO, cancer hospital physician-in-chief, … Read more

Whitman Brings Years of Experience to Division of General Surgery

December 20, 2023

Marc Whitman brings over 30 years of medical practice experience to UNC’s Division of General Surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, followed by Residency in General Surgery including certification in Trauma from Shock through  University of Maryland Medical Systems.  He comes to UNC after practicing as … Read more