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Felicia Williams, MD, FACS Selected as Southern Surgical Association Leadership Scholar

April 28, 2023

Felicia Williams, MD, FACS is the Associate Division Chief, Associate Director of the Burn Intensive Care Unit, and Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Burn Surgery. She has been selected as a Scholar in the Southern Surgical Association’s Leadership Development Program’s Class of 2023.  Learn more about Dr. Williams here  The Southern Surgical … Continued

Volunteer Opportunities

April 3, 2023

A Compilation of Opportunities: SECC Charity Giving Guide 2022 – Digital Version   Carolina Blood Drive:  New date. The Carolina Blood Drive is coming to you on a new date – Wednesday, May 3. The Employee Forum invites the Carolina community to donate blood at the 35th annual Carolina Blood Drive in the Dean E. … Continued

Damitz, Stitzenberg, Wood & Gallagher Named Exceptional Women in Medicine

March 21, 2023

Congratulations to these exceptional women physicians and faculty members on the recognition of their excellence as they serve the people of North Carolina and beyond. About the Exceptional Women in Medicine Award: (Award by Castle Connolly Top Doctors):  Awardees are recognized annually, based on peer nominations and outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the field of … Continued

Akinkuotu Named UNC Simmons Scholar

March 15, 2023

The Department of Surgery is pleased to congratulate Adesola Akinkuotu, MD, MPH, named a University of North Carolina Simmons Scholar. Dr. Akinkuotu is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Surgery. Her specialties include minimally invasive surgery, thoracic surgery, congenital anomalies, and prenatal counseling. As a Simmons Scholar, Dr. Akinkuotu will be eligible to … Continued

Melissa Chen, MD on Joining the Division of Abdominal Transplant

February 15, 2023

Melissa Chen, MD joined the Division of Abdominal Transplant as an Assistant Professor last Fall. We caught up with her to learn more about her background and goals. Dr. Chen’s medical training began with Medical School at Tulane University School of Medicine. She then conducted research as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow within the Division of … Continued

Jeremiah “Jig” Deneve Joins UNC’s Division of Surgical Oncology

January 11, 2023

Jeremiah “Jig” Deneve, DO, FACS recently joined the UNC Department of Surgery as an Associate Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology. Read more about his background, approach to surgery, teaching, and serving patients and loved ones. Dr. Deneve’s medical training includes a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern … Continued

Jesse Clement Selected for Emerging Leader Academy

December 19, 2022

  We are pleased to announce that Jesse Clement, Administrative Coordinator, has been recognized as an outstanding team member and leader in our department! As such, she has been invited to participate in the 2023 Emerging Leader Academy. This is a highly selective program designed for individuals who have been identified as outstanding team members … Continued

Blandon-Hendrix Earns Doctorate of Nursing Practice

December 15, 2022

Daniel Blandon-Hendrix, UNC Surgery’s Manager of Advanced Practice Providers, has earned his Doctorate of Nursing Practice.  Dan’s dedication as a team leader and to the Department’s mission to serve the people of North Carolina have been invaluable on many levels.  We celebrate Dan in his achievement in this significant career milestone.