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Dr. Meredith Kugar Wins Cefalo House Officer Award

July 2, 2021

Congratulations to Meredith Kugar, MD, Plastics PGY5, for receiving the Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Award, which recognizes members of the Hospitals’ house staff. Dr. Kugar was selected based on her demonstrated empathy for patients and their families, effectiveness in patient communications, advocacy for patient care, and professionalism. We are proud to have her represent the … Continued

Spanheimer Receives SOM Physician-Scientist Award

June 29, 2021

Dr. Philip Spanheimer is one of six scholars who will receive support from the UNC School of Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP). This program is a pipeline to recruit, train and retain the most promising individuals to our clinical training programs where they will receive mentorship and support to foster their research careers. Spanheimer’s … Continued

Joshua Herb Receives Pope Clinical Trainee Award

June 4, 2021

Dr. Joshua Herb, General Surgery Resident, was honored with a prestigious Pope Clinical Trainee Award, given to senior fellows who demonstrate excellence in cancer research and clinical care. Nominations for this competitive selection are voted on by all Department Chairs and Division Chiefs of cancer-related clinical and research areas. The awards are supported by the … Continued

Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, Inducts 8 Surgery Faculty and Residents

May 28, 2021

We are pleased to congratulate our department members recently inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA). This prestigious accomplishment is indicative of their scholarship, leadership, professionalism and service. Membership in the national society is a lifelong honor available to medical students, residents, fellows, faculty members, alumni, clinicians, and distinguished leaders in medicine who, based on merit, … Continued

Perez, Downs-Canner, and Pascarella Honored by UNC Academy of Educators

May 21, 2021

Three Department of Surgery faculty members were recognized for their exemplary service by the UNC Academy of Educators. Yesterday evening, Dr. Arielle Perez, Dr. Stephanie Downs-Canner, and Dr. Luigi Pascarella received awards at the Academy of Educators’ Alan W. Cross Evening of Scholarship. Arielle Perez received the Application/Individualization Phase Clinical Preceptor Excellence in Teaching Award for … Continued

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