• Chirag Desai, MD, Honored as 2019 Health Care Hero

    On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, Triangle Business Journal unveiled the 23 winners of its 2019 Health Care Heroes Awards. The Department of Surgery is proud to announce that our very own Dr. Chirag Desai was among this years winners. Dr. Chirag Desai, Surgical Director of the Liver Transplant Program, Director of the Chronic Pancreatitis & Autologous-Islet Cell Transplant Prog … Continued

  • Melina Kibbe, MD

    Melina Kibbe, MD, Awarded NIH R01 Award

    Please join us in congratulating Dr. Melina Kibbe, Colin G. Thomas Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, for receiving an NIH R01 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute The award was given for her project entitled, “A Novel Endovascular Approach to Remove Atherosclerotic Plaque Lesions in Situ”, in the amount of $2,906,389 from Janu … Continued

  • Award Winners Rebecca Maine, MD, Ugwuji Maduekwe, MD, and Edward Bahnson, PhD

    Congratulations to our 2019 Junior Faculty Development Award Winners.   Congratulations to Rebecca Maine, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of General and Acute Care Surgery, Ugwuji Maduekwe, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology, and Edward Bahnson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery for … Continued

  • Drs. Bruce Cairns and Robert Maile Awarded NIH R01 Award

    Please join us in congratulating Bruce Cairns, MD, and Robert Maile, PhD, for receiving an NIH R01 award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences   Dr. Bruce Cairns is the Chief of the Division of Burn Surgery,  Director, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center and the John Stackhouse Distinguished Professor of Surgery. Dr. Robert Maile is Associate Professor of Sur … Continued

  • Dr. Trista Reid

    Association of Women Surgeons Mentor Spotlight: Dr. Trista Reid

    UNC medical student Jihane Jadi interviews her mentor, Dr. Trista Reid, about her career as a trauma/critical care surgeon, being a woman in surgery, and her advice to those beginning their careers. Whenever you ask a resident or a medical student about their experience working with Dr. Trista Reid, her outstanding commitment to patient care, education, and mentorship is made ver … Continued

  • ACS Simulation Training

    American College of Surgeons Introduction to Simulation-Based Teaching

    UNC Simulation Laboratory hosts the 3rd annual ACS Introduction to Simulation-Based Teaching November 8 – 10, 2018 Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer for the New Yorker and author of Outliers: The Story of Success writes, “Achievement is talent plus preparation. However, the ten-thousand-hour research reminds us that the closer psychologists look at the careers of the gifted, the sma … Continued

  • Burn Survivors' Reunion

    NC Jaycee Burn Center Survivor Reunion

    NC Jaycee  Burn Center hosted the 27th Annual “Celebration of Life” burn survivors’ reunion on Saturday, November 11th. This event offered survivors, their families and friends, members of the fire service, current and former Burn Center staff, and community volunteers an opportunity to come together to share stories of recovery, struggle, and hope. The event at the Friday Center … Continued

  • UNC Center for Transplant Care Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    The UNC Center for Transplant Care is celebrating 50 years of care for patients. To commemorate this milestone there will be an event to recognize patients, doctors,and staff that make the program possible. (Originally Published in Vital Signs Nov 2) The UNC Center for Transplant Care is celebrating 50 years of care for patients. More than 5,000 transplants have been performed cr … Continued