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Melissa Chen, MD on Joining the Division of Abdominal Transplant

February 15, 2023

Melissa Chen, MD joined the Division of Abdominal Transplant as an Assistant Professor last Fall. We caught up with her to learn more about her background and goals. Dr. Chen’s medical training began with Medical School at Tulane University School of Medicine. She then conducted research as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow within the Division of … Continued

Jeremiah “Jig” Deneve Joins UNC’s Division of Surgical Oncology

January 11, 2023

Jeremiah “Jig” Deneve, DO, FACS recently joined the UNC Department of Surgery as an Associate Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology. Read more about his background, approach to surgery, teaching, and serving patients and loved ones. Dr. Deneve’s medical training includes a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern … Continued

Akinkuotu Selected to Receive Junior Faculty Development Award

December 8, 2022

Congratulations to Adesola Akinkuotu, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Surgery.  She has been selected to receive a competitive Junior Faculty Development Award.   Each year, the Provost’s Office hosts a competition for $10,000 Junior Faculty Development Awards with funds provided by IBM and R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc. Recipients are selected by the … Continued

Pascarella, Caranasos Receive Promotions

November 3, 2022

Congratulations to our faculty who recently received promotions.   Read more about these valued teammates and the depth and breadth of their work: Luigi Pascarella, MD, has been promoted to Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery. Thomas Caranasos, MD, has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.