American Journal of Physiology publishes Egan lab’s article on lung injury

July 27, 2009

Thomas M. Egan   In its July 2009 issue, American Journal of Physiology – Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology published a paper, “Novel critical role of toll-like receptor 4 in lung ischemia-reperfusion injury and edema,” from the lab of Thomas M. Egan, M.D., M.Sc., of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. The manuscript adds to … Continued

On UNC-TV’s “North Carolina People,” Sheridan and Friday discuss heart surgery

July 16, 2009

Bill Friday and Brett Sheridan On UNC-TV’s “North Carolina People,” host Bill Friday recently interviewed Brett Sheridan, M.D., about heart surgery and heart health.  Dr. Sheridan replaced Mr. Friday’s aortic valve last winter, and Mr. Friday asked him questions about this surgery.  Dr. Sheridan is associate professor of surgery at UNC and is director of … Continued

20 years of heart and lung transplantation at UNC

April 27, 2009

In its Spring 2009 issue, the UNC Medical Bulletin traces the development of the heart and lung transplantation programs at UNC Hospitals.  Dr. Michael Mill and Dr. Thomas Egan, both still on the faculty at UNC, started the programs after they were recruited by Dr. Benson Wilcox in 1988 and 1989, respectively. Today, UNC has … Continued

Dr. Sheridan and colleagues study treatment of acute coronary syndrome in the elderly

December 2, 2008

The elderly are at high risk of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) but receive less cardiac medication and invasive care than other groups. Two factors may explain this: limited data from randomized clinical trials and uncertainty about benefit and risk with advancing age. In two articles published recently in the journal Clinical Geriatrics, Dr. Brett Sheridan … Continued

Dr. Haithcock: Patients should know their options for lung cancer treatment

November 17, 2008

In a recent interview on NBC 17 TV,  Benjamin E. Haithcock, MD, a UNC cardiothoracic surgeon, discusssed disparities in treatment of lung cancer. He discussed the same topic at a Lung Cancer Awareness Symposium at UNC’s Lineberger Cancer Research Center on Nov. 17. Glenda Frazier, 40, came to UNC from Fort Bragg after a doctor … Continued

Dr. Haithcock on lung cancer

June 30, 2008

Dr. Benjamin Haithcock of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery was featured in a television interview about minorities and treatment of lung cancer. The interview was broadcast on WNCN TV (NBC 17, Raleigh) on Nov. 16, 2008. Knowing Options May Prevent Deaths From Lung Cancer By Julie Henry ©WNCN-TV (NBC-17), Raleigh Nov. 16, 2008 At … Continued

Dr. Haithcock on lung cancer

June 30, 2008

Dr. Benjamin Haithcock of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery was featured in a television interview about minorities and treatment of lung cancer. The interview was broadcast on WNCN TV (NBC 17, Raleigh) on Nov. 16, 2008. Knowing Options May Prevent Deaths From Lung Cancer By Julie Henry ©NBC-17 TV, Raleigh Nov. 16, 2008 At … Continued