Paul B. Tessmann, M.D., Pharm.D. June 15, 2017 The UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery welcomes Paul B. Tessmann, M.D., Pharm.D., who has joined the UNC faculty as an assistant professor of surgery. Dr. Tessmann is a cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in cardiac surgery for adults. He comes to UNC from the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery … Continued
Kristen Sell-Dottin, M.D. June 14, 2017 Congratulations to Kristen Sell-Dottin, M.D., a Cardiothoracic Surgery resident at UNC, who was named the winner of the 2017 Womack Scholarship award, presented by the Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society. The award is presented each year to an outstanding Surgery resident at UNC who has served as a … Continued
June 14, 2017 The Thoracic Surgery service of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery won the 2017 Outstanding Service Award, which is presented annually by UNC Department of Surgery interns to the service that they consider is best at faculty teaching and at providing clinical opportunities and technical experience. The award was presented at Surgery … Continued
May 11, 2017 Congratulations to Cardiothoracic Surgery resident Kristen Sell-Dottin, who has been selected for the Academy of Educators at the UNC School of Medicine. The Academy of Educators, started in 2006, promotes and supports excellence in teaching and the work and career paths of excellent teachers. It also promotes curricular innovation and change, and … Continued
Howell Graham, who received a lung transplant at UNC Hospitals, is now the longest-surviving lung transplant patient in the United States. He talks about his transplant, the first for a cystic fibrosis patient at UNC, and his appreciation for the better life he received with his new lungs. Thomas M. Egan, M.D., M.Sc., was Graham’s transplant surgeon.
Dr. Caranasos Dr. Vavalle Feb. 8, 2017 Thomas G. Caranasos, M.D., and John P. Vavalle, M.D., M.H.S., are among 10 people from UNC Health Care to be named 2017 “Health Care Heroes” by Triangle Business Journal. Dr. Caranasos, a cardiac surgeon, is an assistant professor of surgery in the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and … Continued
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has awarded UNC medical student Eric Jernigan a Looking to the Future scholarship to attend the STS annual meeting, to be held in Houston Jan. 21-25, 2017. Jernigan is finishing a research elective in cardiothoracic surgery. The award provides travel, lodging, registration and special programs during the STS meeting. … Continued