Nov. 24, 2014
Peter J.K. Starek, M.D., was a valuable member of the faculty of the UNC Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery from 1971 until his retirement in 2002. He has been an international leader and researcher in the field of valve replacement and repair. At UNC, he was a tireless educator and dependable colleague.
To honor Dr. Starek and his contribution to cardiothoracic surgery, the division is creating the Peter J.K. Starek, MD Visiting Professorship in Cardiothoracic Surgery. The Starek Visiting Professorship will be an annual invited lecture to be delivered by graduates of the UNC Cardiothoracic Surgery residency training program.