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Professor, General and Acute Care Surgery
Surgical Director of the Institute of Global Health


Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery
Adult ECMO


  • MD Medicine – University of Lagos, College of Medicine, Nigeria 1992
  • Rotating Internship – Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria 1993-1994
  • General Surgery Residency – North Middlesex Hospital, London, England 1995-1998
  • Resident in General Surgery – Martin Luther King, Jr. Med. Ctr, Los Angeles, CA 2000-2003
  • Senior/Chief Resident – St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI 2004-2005
  • Fellowship – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2005
  • Masters in Public Health – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 2008


  • General Surgery – Board Certified (2005)
  • Surgical Critical Care – Board Certified (2006)


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Lee Conner airlifted to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill for ECMO | January 21, 2021

Lee was diagnosed with influenza A, a severe strain of the flu, coupled with Strep pyogenes pneumonia. This combination left Lee unconscious, forcing his family to make the decision to put him on ECMO. His pregnant wife and family stayed by his side as he fought to heal. Read more about Lee’s story.

Anthony G. Charles, MD, MPH
  • Phone Numbers

    (919) 966-4389 (Office Phone)

  • (919) 966-0369 (Fax)

  • Address

    Division of Acute Care and Trauma Surgery

    UNC Department of Surgery

    Campus Box 7228

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7228