William E. Stansfield, M.D.

William E. Stansfield, M.D., joined the UNC faculty on July 1 as assistant professor of surgery in the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Stansfield, who specializes in heart surgery for adults, practices as a cardiothoracic surgeon at UNC Hospitals.

Dr. Stansfield earned an M.D. from the medical school at McGill University in Montreal in 2002. He completed a General Surgery residency at UNC in 2009 and his Cardiothoracic Surgery residency at UNC in June 2012. He was a research fellow in the UNC Department of Surgery from 2005 to 2007, studying molecular mechanisms of left ventricular hypertrophy regression and myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury.

Dr. Stansfield’s surgical interests are advanced therapy for heart failure, heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, aortic surgery, surgical treatment for aortic valve disease and mitral valve disease, and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). His research interests include heart failure, cardiac remodeling and structural heart disease.