June 14, 2017
Congratulations to Kristen Sell-Dottin, M.D., a Cardiothoracic Surgery resident at UNC, who was named the winner of the 2017 Womack Scholarship award, presented by the Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society. The award is presented each year to an outstanding Surgery resident at UNC who has served as a senior house officer and has demonstrated excellence in teaching, investigation and patient care, and has exemplified personal attributes and professional commitment that reflect credit on the department and its residency programs.
Dr. Sell-Dottin, who is finishing her residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery in June, will join the faculty of the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., this summer and will practice adult cardiac surgery in the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. She earned an M.D. from the University of Michigan and a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame.
Members of the Womack Society – which honors the late Dr. Womack, the first professor and chair of the Department of Surgery – are people who trained in the UNC Department of Surgery. Annual meetings of the society include lectures, research presentations by current residents, and opportunities for members to renew old friendships and meet current residents. In 2017, the Society’s meeting is coinciding with the department’s Research Day, at which residents and faculty share their scholarly work.