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 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?
A fire in Efland, North Carolina sparked an idea for fire safety classes that eventually spread to a collaboration between the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, Orange County Fire Marshal and Safe Kids that culminated in community education and donation of life-saving fire extinguishers.
Department of Surgery would like to congratulate Teddy Puzio, MD, a recent chief resident graduate!
Bruce Cairns, MD, director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, was featured on WRAL prior to July 4.
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.