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Department of Surgery Vice Chair of Clinical Operations

James F. and Alice B. Newsome Distinguished Professor

Recipient of the 2020 UNC Health Care and UNC Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence



GI malignancy including esophageal, gastric, colon and rectal cancer, liver cancer, and melanoma.


  • Fellowship: Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2001 – 2003
  • Residency: Louisiana State UMC, New Orleans, LA, 1995 – 2001
  • MD: Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 1995


General Surgery – Board Certified, 2002


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A Fighter All Her Life, Surviving an Unsurvivable Condition | June 2, 2020

Acid reflux. That’s what doctors initially thought Helen Nance was suffering from. Helen shares her intense medical journey from being airlifted to UNC, to being diagnosed with a descending thoracic aortic aneurysm that burst a hole in her esophagus. Read more about Helen’s story.
  • Phone Numbers

    (919) 966-5221 (Office Phone)

  • (919) 966-8806 (Fax)

  • Address

    Division of Surgical Oncology

    101 Manning Drive

    Campus Box 7213

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599