Joseph Kearney, MD

Program: General Surgery

Start Year: 2017

Medical School: Ohio State University

College/University: Marquette University

Clinical and Research Interests

My clinical interests are in Surgical Oncology and Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery. My research interests are in Pancreatic Cancer and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. I also am very interested in medical education.

What were you looking for in a residency program?

I wanted to be at a program with excellent clinical and technical training in an environment that also promotes strong institutional support for academic pursuits. I found that there were few programs that are able to truly provide both, and that UNC was one of them. What makes UNC stand out above the others is the community within the surgery department and the support that the residents and faculty have for each other. It is a team-based approach to patient care.

What inspired you to be a Surgeon?

I found fulfillment in taking care of critically ill patients and working in a procedural environment.

Honors and Awards

2019 – Present: Alpha Omega Alpha, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2019 – Present: The Academy of Educators, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2018: Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2017: Robert M. Zollinger Student Scholarship Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

2016: Merit Scholarship, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

2015: Professionalism Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

2014: Bennet Research Scholarship, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

2013: Cum Laude, Marquette University

2013: Chapter Balfour Award for Outstanding Senior, Sigma Chi Fraternity

2011: Greek Man of the Year, Marquette University

2010 – 2013: Dean’s List, Marquette University

Publications

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Hobbies

Cycling, Golf, Cooking, Civilization VI.