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Program: CT Surgery

Start Year: 2017

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University SOM

College/University: University of Chicago

Hometown: Eau Claire, WI

Favorite thing about UNC: The people

Favorite Cardiac Surgery: CABG (the more bypasses the better)

Favorite Thoracic Surgery: Ivor Lewis esophagectomy (but I haven’t done a double lung transplant yet…)

Fun Fact: I have a twin sister

Hobbies: Eating, sleeping, rowing, soccer, traveling

Clinical and Research Interests: Clinical: everything related to cardiac surgery, thoracic organ transplantation, end stage heart failure, Research: clinical outcomes research

What were you looking for in a residency program?: Good people, good training

Favorite memory of intern year: going on a heart procurement

Favorite place to go in NC: watch the sun set on Jordan Lake

Honors and Awards: House officer Cefalo award; AOA

Hidden talents: really good at really bad puns

Hobbies: sleeping, eating, soccer, formula 1, rowing

Aurelie Merlo, MD