Gita Mody, MD, MPH, Joins UNC Department of Surgery

August 8, 2018

Gita Mody, MD, MPH, joins the UNC Department of Surgery in Chapel Hill as Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. She discusses her enthusiasm for becoming a mentor in the thoracic surgery residency program, her inspiration for becoming a physician, and a challenge she faced on the road to becoming a highly skilled surgeon.

Stephen Heisler, DPM, MHSA, Joins Division of Vascular Surgery

July 30, 2018

Stephen Heisler, DPM, MHSA, joins the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Surgery as Assitant Professor, Division of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Heisler discusses how he wanted to go from being a caring friend to a caring provider, building trust with his patients, and wanting to pick the brain of Bill Nye the Science Guy because who wouldn’t?

Women in Science

July 24, 2018

Female students with a passion for science stand with Department of Surgery Chair Melina Kibbe, MD, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center Director Bruce Cairns, MD, and Department of Surgery Assistant Professor Robert Maile, Ph.D.

Mahesh S. Sharma, MD, Joins Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

June 26, 2018

Mahesh Sharma, MD, joins the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Surgery as Associate Professor, Section Chief of Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He also serves as Co-Director of the North Carolina Children’s Heart Center and Director of Pediatric Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support. Dr. Sharma discusses how he went from dreaming of being an astronaut to what led him to his current role of performing open heart surgery on children, as well as advice he would have given his younger self before starting medical school.