Manuel Sanchez-Casalongue, MD, PhD

Program: General Surgery

Start Year: 2016

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine

University/College: Wesleyan University

Clinical and Research Interests

Minimally invasive surgery, foregut surgery, bariatric surgery and the study of metabolic diseases, abdominal wall hernias, medical education, simulation

What were you looking for in a residency program?

What drew me to UNC is the amazing opportunities to advance all areas of my surgical education. At UNC we can obtain outstanding technical training in high volume / high complexity services while also having the opportunity to develop autonomy and to teach medical students and other residents. The Department of Surgery is a strong community dedicated to providing great care to patients, providing mentorship and opportunities to develop a career in academic surgery and research.

What inspired you to become a doctor/surgeon?

Since a young age I was inspired by my father, a General Surgeon who became one of the first to implement laparoscopic surgery in Argentina. My family has been a constant source of support in my life, encouraging me to dedicate my work to helping people in need.

Honors and Awards:

2020 – Alpha Omega Alpha Medial Honor Society

2017 – Norman M. Stoller award (“Intern of the year”)


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Spending time with my wife and daughter, reading, learning about new technology, augmented/virtual reality