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Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Awards

August 26, 2021

Vascular Resident Dr. Colby Ruiz and PGY 1 Preliminary Intern Dr. Julia Button received Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching Awards at the 2021 UNC School of Medicine’s Whitehead Lecture and Awards ceremony on August 4.

Joseph Kearney, MD, receives AHPBA 2021 Steve Sotsky Award

July 17, 2021

Dr. Kearney is a recipient of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association 2021 Steve Sotsky Award. This annual award recognizes outstanding work in the field of pancreatic research by a trainee. This award was created in memory of the father of AHPBA member, Dr. Tara Sotsky Kent. Mr. Steve Sotsky died of pancreatic cancer in September 2013. … Read more

5 Years of Best Clinical Clerkship!

July 16, 2021

For the 5th year in a row, Luigi Pascarella, MD, Clerkship Director, along with Drs. Barnhouse and Klipstein won an award from the UNC School of Medicine Student Government. Their course titled “Hospital, Interventional, and Surgical Care” was selected by the Class of 2022 as this year’s recipient of the Best Clinical Clerkship. This award … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more