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First “HAVOC”(Hemostatic and Valvular Operations in Cardiothoracic surgery) Training Course a Partnership Between UNC, ECU Surgery Depts

December 12, 2023

The first weekend in December brought the first-ever “HAVOC”(Hemostatic and Valvular Operations in Cardiothoracic Surgery) training course.  A partnership between UNC and ECU Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery, the course was deemed a tremendous success.   Course director Thomas Caranasos, MD described the event:   This was an incredible opportunity for residents to learn how to deal with … Read more

Mody, Reid Receive Promotions

October 3, 2023

Congratulations on these promotions! Gita Mody, MD, MPH has been promoted to Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery.  She is the Director of UNC’s Thoracic Surgical Oncology Program. Read more about Dr. Mody and watch her video here   Trista Reid, MD, MPH, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Acute Care & Trauma Surgery.  She … Read more

Aurelie Merlo, MD Joins Cardiothoracic Faculty

August 3, 2023

Aurelie Merlo, MD joined the UNC Surgery’s Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery as an Assistant Professor. Read more about her training – including Residency at UNC and why she chose to stay: “We have an amazing team”. What brought you to the Department of Surgery at UNC? I did my training here for residency. When I … Read more

Hill, Hollowell Named 2023 Advanced Practice Providers of the Year

July 11, 2023

Congratulations Advanced Practice Providers of the Year, Lauren Hill, DNP, NP and Jamie Hollowell MSN, ACNP Advanced Practice Providers are a huge part of our UNC Surgery team. Read on for ways their nominating colleagues described each. Lauren Hill, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Nurse Practitioner: She is the pillar of the thoracic surgery service. She fulfills … Read more

Benjamin Haithcock, MD, Promoted to Professor

December 2, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Benjamin Haithcock on his promotion to Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Haithcock received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1993. He spent one year in a Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program at Michigan State University then earned his M.D. from … Read more