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Assistant Professor


General surgical oncology, sarcoma, endocrine surgery, complex skin cancers, gastrointestinal malignancy, breast surgical oncology including excisional biopsy; lumpectomy; mastectomy; skin-sparing mastectomy; nipple-sparing mastectomy; oncoplastic surgery; sentinel lymph node biopsy and mapping; axillary node dissection; locally advanced breast cancer; breast cancer in young women; high risk breast cancer patients, breast sarcomas


Breast cancer molecular biology, hormone response and mechanisms of hormone resistance in breast cancer.


  • Fellowship: Complex General Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY  2017-2019
  • General Surgery Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa  2009-2011, 2013-2016
  • Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship:  University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa   2011-2013
  • Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa  2005-2009


Complex General Surgical Oncology – Board Certified (2020)

General Surgery – Board Certified (2016)


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Phillip Spanheimer, MD
  • Phone Numbers

    (919) 966-5221 (Office Phone)

  • (919) 966-8806 (Fax)

  • Address

    Division of Surgical Oncology, CB# 7123

    UNC Department of Surgery

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7213