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Congratulations to these exceptional women physicians and faculty members on the recognition of their excellence as they serve the people of North Carolina and beyond.

About the Exceptional Women in Medicine Award: (Award by Castle Connolly Top Doctors):  Awardees are recognized annually, based on peer nominations and outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the field of medicine. These women have contributed to the advancement of healthcare through clinical care, research, community service, education and/or leadership. (From


Learn more about these providers, all named Exceptional Women in Medicine since 2019:

Lynn Damitz, MD

Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director of Aesthetic Surgery

Karyn Stitzenberg, MD, MPH

Division of Surgical Oncology

Jeyhan Wood, MD

Director of Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Residency Program Director
Associate Professor

Kristalyn Gallagher, DO

Section Chief of Breast Surgery
Surgical Director of the Breast Care Program
Associate Professor

UNC Surgery’s Mission is to provide the highest quality patient care to all people through innovation, world-class research, and training the next generation of surgical health care professionals and scientists.