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Hayes-Jordan, featured in USA Today About the Shortage of Black Doctors in the U.S.

December 28, 2020

America has an urgent need for Black doctors: ‘It’s hard to be what you can’t imagine’ Nada Hassanein published in USA TODAY December 26, 2020 Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan was confused when she didn’t match into a pediatric surgery training program. She had it all: research, publications, strong references. “You know why you’re not getting in?” a … Continued

Harrison McNally

December 2, 2020

Harrison McNally is like any other two-year-old boy. He sits in the living room with his four-year-old sister laughing, playing, and having a good time. However, Harrison has a unique path in front of him. At three months old, he was diagnosed with Kabuki syndrome, a rare disorder that affects each child born with it in diverse ways.

Hayes-Jordan Elected to American Pediatric Surgical Association Board of Directors

August 4, 2020

Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, Byah Thomason Doxey-Sanford Doxey Distinguished Professor, Chief of the division of general pediatric surgery, has been elected a governor of the board of directors for the American Pediatric Surgical Association. Originally posted in UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom Contact: Carleigh Gabryel, 919-864-0580, carleigh.gabryel@unchealth.unc.edu August 4, 2020 CHAPEL HILL, NC – … Continued

Healing Little Hearts in Kosovo

March 10, 2020

Kosovo: a country left to rebuild after crisis. Most affected are those who have the least control. At times, this can leave some of the most vulnerable, such as children with congenital heart disease, with few options for survival.  In the wake of rebuilding a country, resources and necessary infrastructure to perform such life-saving interventions … Continued

Bill Wild

February 25, 2020

From the age of 14, Bill Wild knew he had a heart condition. His pediatrician detected a slight heart murmur and sent him in for additional tests. Doctors diagnosed Bill with bicuspid aortic valve, a congenital condition in which the main artery that leads to the body—the aorta—has two cusps instead of three. It is one of the most common congenital heart defects, affecting about 20 per 1000 babies born.

Hayes-Jordan Honored as Triangle Business Journal 2020 Health Care Hero

February 25, 2020

The Triangle Business Journal named UNC Surgery’s Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, Byah Thomason Doxey-Sanford Doxey Distinguished Professor and Chief of the Division of General Pediatric Surgery, as one of its 2020 Health Care Heroes. She was presented with the award at a ceremony on Feb. 13. Dr. Hayes-Jordan was honored for her outstanding accomplishments as a … Continued

Sharma Honored as Triangle Business Journal 2020 Health Care Hero

February 25, 2020

The Triangle Business Journal named UNC Surgery’s Mahesh Sharma, MD, Chief of Congenital Cardiac Surgery and Co-Director of the NC Children’s Heart Center, as one of its 2020 Health Care Heroes. He was presented with the award at a ceremony on Feb. 13. Dr. Sharma was honored for his profound effect on the congenital cardiac … Continued

Margot Halpin

November 19, 2019

Margot Halpin was born at Mount Sinai in New York City with a ventricular septal defect (VSD). Three months later the Halpin family moved to Chapel Hill and met with the Cardiology & Surgery teams at UNC Children’s Hospital NC Pediatric Heart Center to plan her care.