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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

Roberto Vidri, MD, MPH Joins Surgical Oncology Faculty

December 19, 2023

Roberto Vidri, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology.  He specializes in general surgical oncology, gastrointestinal cancer, hepatobiliary surgery, liver metastases, cholangiocarcinoma, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, endocrine cancer, complex skin cancers, melanoma, sarcoma.    Fluent in Spanish, he  attended Medical School at the Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Centro America (UCIMED), in San … Read more

Ehsan Benrashid on Joining UNC Surgery Faculty, Collaboration and Team-based Patient Care

December 15, 2023

  Ehsan Benrashid, MD received his training in vascular and endovascular surgery through attending medical school at  University of Virginia Medical School, a Surgical Research Fellowship and General Surgery Residency Duke University Department of Surgery, and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  He specializes in aortic disease, peripheral arterial disease, aortic and … Read more

Aurelie Merlo, MD Joins Cardiothoracic Faculty

August 3, 2023

Aurelie Merlo, MD joined the UNC Surgery’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery as an Assistant Professor. Read more about her training – including Residency at UNC and why she chose to stay: “We have an amazing team”. What brought you to the Department of Surgery at UNC? I did my training here for residency. When I … Read more

Major John McClellan, MD Joins Division of Acute Care & Trauma

August 3, 2023

Major John McClellan, MD brings his medical experience in Critical Care, Burn, and General Surgery to UNC as new Assistant Professor in Division of Acute Care & Trauma Dr. McClellan comes to UNC from faculty roles at the University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Burn, and Critical Care Surgery … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more