Gene Deune, MD, MBA, joins the UNC Department of Surgery as a Professor, in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He sat down to discuss what brought him to UNC Surgery, his aspirations, and goals while here and the advice he would share with his younger self. Dr. Deune received his undergraduate degree from … Read more
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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
On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Hong Jin Kim, MD, was honored with Ted B. Seagroves, Jr. Distinguished Professorship. The event, which took place at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, was marked by speeches that honored and recognized the late friend, father, and husband Ted B. Seagroves, Jr. and the remarkable career of Dr. Hong … Read more
A dense web of tissue can surround pancreatic cancer tumors, impeding treatment and sometimes acting as a barrier to the tumor’s spread. Researchers want to distinguish cancerous tissue from the surrounding connective tissue and cells known as stroma as well as from immune cells in the tumor’s environment in order to drive personalized treatment strategies.
Jared Gallaher, MD, MPH returns to UNC as the new Assistant Professor in the Division of General and Acute Care Surgery. He sat down to discuss what inspired him to become a surgeon, why he chose to come back to UNC, and the failure that helped shape the rest of his life. Dr. Gallaher received … Read more
Adesola Akinkuotu, MD, is the new Assistant Professor at UNC Surgery in the Division of Pediatric Surgery. She sat down to discuss her journey from Nigeria to North Carolina, her childhood aspirations to be a neurosurgeon and how she decided to focus on Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Akinkuotu received her undergraduate degree in biology from Wake … Read more
The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded Dr. Melina Kibbe, MD, Chair, and Professor at UNC Surgery, with the Biomedical Laboratory R&D Senior Clinical Scientist Award. She received the award for her project entitled, “Novel in situ custom biodegradable drug-eluting stents for endovascular surgery.”