Congratulations to our New Trainees!

March 15, 2019

Congratulations to all of our new trainees! General Surgery Residents | PGY1 Ursula Adams University of North Carolina Jingjing “Selena” An Duke University Anoosh Bahraini Medical College of Georgia Taylor Carter Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City           Megan Lombardi Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine Hannah Trembath University of Iowa Sarah Weiner Univ. … Continued

Melina Kibbe, MD, Wins Women Leaders in Medicine Award

March 13, 2019

Melina Kibbe, MD, Colin G. Thomas Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair Department of Surgery was honored with the 12th Annual Women Leaders in Medicine Award! The leaders of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) selected Dr. Kibbe as one of the recipients of the 12 Annual Women Leaders in Medicine Awards! The award recognizes women physicians … Continued

Stephanie Downs-Canner, MD, Receives Faculty Research Fellowship

March 6, 2019

Congratulations to Stephanie Downs-Canner, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Downs-Canner received a Faculty Research Fellowship for her research project entitled, “Inhibition of Th17 into Treg conversion as a novel component of immunotherapy in triple negative breast cancer” from the American College of Surgeons. Her research will be funded … Continued

Gita Mody, MD, Selected to Receive a TSF Research Award

March 5, 2019

Congratulations to Gita Mody, MD, who was recently selected to receive a TSF Research Award. Dr. Mody was selected by The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) for her project entitled, “Improving Lung Cancer Surgery Using Patient Centered Outcomes” in the amount of $80,000 for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. The mission of the TSF … Continued

Congratulations to the IHQI 2019-2020 Improvement Scholars

March 1, 2019

Congratulations to Joanna Grudziak, MD, MPH, PGY 5 General Surgery Resident and Michael Phillips, MD, Pediatric Surgeon who were selected as 2019-2020 Improvement Scholars. Only six projects were selected by the UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) to be supported through the IHQI Improvement Scholars Program for the period Sept. 1, 2019 – Aug. 31, … Continued

#HEFORSHE: A Call for Action

February 21, 2019

Apoorve Nayyar, MD is a breast surgery research fellow at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a proud member of the AWS, a proponent of #HeForShe in medicine and shares his latest blog post on the Role of HeForShe in gender equity with the Association of Women Surgeons.   “With its unusually large … Continued

UNC Surgery Winter 2019 Newsletter

February 19, 2019

Check out the UNC Surgery Winter 2019 newsletter. It includes updates on how the Department represented itself with distinction at the 2019 Academic Surgical Congress; a Spotlight on the new chief of the Vascular Division, Dr. Mark Farber; and details about the 4th-floor renovation, plus so much more!   PDF File Winter 2019 UNC Surgery … Continued

Stephanie Downs-Canner, MD, wins UNC Lineberger Developmental Award

February 1, 2019

Congratulations to Stephanie Downs-Canner, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology.   Dr. Downs-Canner received a Tier 1 Pilot Award entitled “Inhibition of Th17 into Treg conversion as a novel component of immunotherapy in triple negative breast cancer.” Her research will be funded in the amount of $50,000 over 1 year. … Continued

Chirag Desai, MD, Honored as 2019 Health Care Hero

January 31, 2019

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, Triangle Business Journal unveiled the 23 winners of its 2019 Health Care Heroes Awards. The Department of Surgery is proud to announce that our very own Dr. Chirag Desai was among this years winners.

Melina Kibbe, MD, Awarded NIH R01 Award

December 21, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Melina Kibbe, Colin G. Thomas Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, for receiving an NIH R01 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute The award was given for her project entitled, “A Novel Endovascular Approach to Remove Atherosclerotic Plaque Lesions in Situ”, in the amount … Continued

Association of Women Surgeons Mentor Spotlight: Dr. Trista Reid

December 5, 2018

UNC medical student Jihane Jadi interviews her mentor, Dr. Trista Reid, about her career as a trauma/critical care surgeon, being a woman in surgery, and her advice to those beginning their careers. Whenever you ask a resident or a medical student about their experience working with Dr. Trista Reid, her outstanding commitment to patient care, education, … Continued

American College of Surgeons Introduction to Simulation-Based Teaching

November 21, 2018

UNC Simulation Laboratory hosts the 3rd annual ACS Introduction to Simulation-Based Teaching November 8 – 10, 2018 Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer for the New Yorker and author of Outliers: The Story of Success writes, “Achievement is talent plus preparation. However, the ten-thousand-hour research reminds us that the closer psychologists look at the careers of the … Continued