Program: Integrated Cardiothoracic Surgery
Start Year: 2020
Medical School: Stony Brook University
College/University: University of Richmond
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Clinical and Research Interests
Clinical – Adult Cardiac Surgery. Research – Clinical outcomes in adult cardiac surgery, global cardiac surgical care, healthcare disparities
What were you looking for in a residency program?
I knew I wanted to be immersed within a community that would inspire me, challenge me, and support me –and of course, laugh along the way with me. At UNC I found the perfect combination – unparalleled surgical and clinical care training, a culture rooted in education and academic excellence, a community that empowers me to be the best version of myself for my patients and a highly diverse patient population.
Favorite memory of the intern year
Bonding with the most incredible intern class (I may be a little biased) during our nights on call
Favorite place to go in NC
American Tobacco Trail – It’s beautiful!
Favorite case to scrub into
Coronary artery bypass grafting
Search for publications on PubMed using O’Hara, D.; O’Hara, DN* as search criteria
Photography –particularly taking adorable photos of my dog, Athena
Cooking for friends, spoiling my dog, traveling, grilling, seeking out live music