Dr. Anthony Meyer The previous chair of the Department of Surgery, Dr. Anthony Meyer, has been elected to the position of First Vice President of the Southern Surgical Association The First Vice President presides over the scientific session on Monday … Continued
Dr. Chelsea Hutchinson The Executive Committee of the Resident and Associate Society is pleased to inform Dr. Chelsea Hutchinson that she has been selected to receive a course and travel scholarship award from the 2017 Resident Leadership Scholarship Contest. She … Continued
Dr. Charles and Dr. Gallaher recently published a paper on consequences of centralized blood bank policies in sub-Saharan Africa Summary:Safe and reliable transfusion services remain largely unavailable to the world’s poorest populations, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. WHO responded to this … Continued
Cindy Wu, MD, assistant professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery, set out to quantify the anecdotal information she was receiving from her patients. What she found in the course of her study – the results of which … Continued
Researchers at N.C. State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Chinese university have developed a synthetic version of a cardiac stem cell. These synthetic stem cells offer therapeutic benefits comparable to those from natural stem … Continued
John S. Ikonomidis, M.D, Ph.D., will become the new chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UNC on March 1. Dr. Ikonomidis, a cardiac surgeon, is Horace G. Smithy professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic … Continued
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has awarded UNC medical student Eric Jernigan a Looking to the Future scholarship to attend the STS annual meeting, to be held in Houston Jan. 21-25, 2017. Jernigan is finishing a research elective in … Continued
In December, the Kidney Transplant team hit #100 for the calendar year 2016. This breaks our current calendar year record of 92 kidney transplants in 2012. This achievement includes 55 KIDNEY transplants since July 1, 2016! The Department of Surgery would like to congratulate Dr. David Gerber and his team on an outstanding job.